My many adventures

Hi Folks, I want to dedicate this first part to all the Houston people and now the Florida folks who were and are in the path of dangerous hurricanes. I pray for you, your family and your pets to get through this terrible time in your life. Some countries all around the world are facing flooding, mud slides and war, please send help, relief and prayers their way.

I survived breast cancer, to travel around the world to some of the many places I've always wanted to go. There are lots more places I still want to visit.

I've been to Scotland, England, Vancouver, Victoria BC, an Alaskan cruise, Yukon, Alaska (Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway), a fab Mediterranean cruise which took us to Barcelona, the Vatican & Rome, the island of Crete, Izmir & Sulcuk, Ephesus Turkey, Egypt and Malta. I have been to Las Vegas, Hollywood LA, Cabo San Lucas, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, a Disney Cruise to Bahamas and Disney's Castaway Cay island, all over Canada and Hawaii and Pearl Harbour. We can add Cozumel, Costa Maya, Mexico, Belize City and Honduras. What a fabulous way to see the world!
Take the time to do the things you want to do because life is too short and if you wait until you can afford it, you'll likely never go. So get your plans ready and pick a place and start booking your trip. It is so worth it.
Thanks for dropping by. I have lots of posts to put up so stay tuned...

BLOG POST OF THE MONTH: September 7, 2017

Hi Folks! My daughter and her new husband have been married one year. WOW that went fast. Was invited to Toronto in July to receive an Honorary Membership award from my union PSAC/USGE. They even brought my grandson up with me. We visited Niagara Falls, CN Tower and went to Medieval Knights dinner theatre. We had such a fabulous time!

I still have a great deal of travel posts to put up. I want our vacations and travel to be shared with you all. I'm not sure of what our travel plans will be for 2017, but for 2016, I rested all the time. Retirement is so awesome!! I was able to take pictures of the summer's Totally Eclipse of the Moom, which I'll share with you here on a post. It was incredible for sure.
I just love summer! I hope the winter will be gentle to us.

Still trying to find my ancesters with the Foran/Forhan name. Apparently two brothers came over from Dublin, one was name Edward who had a son named Edward born in Prince Edward Island and he had a son named William who had my father. I love doing ancestry but it is very frustrating when you can get no further without the "parents" names.

I have so many posts to write about so please keep patience with me. I received a great posting from which looks to be a great animal site. Hope you enjoy it.

My granddaughter Layla moved back in so now the family is together again for a while. She is a musician and is going to Community College for a Certificate in Music Finance. She also wants to cook for a living because she just loves food and boy can she cook. I wanted to help her to go to Culinary School but we will have to wait to see when she finally makes up her mind.

My little guy Rialey is now 14 and is 6'1 1/2 ". He is so thoughtful of me and helps me a lot.

I really wanted to travel this year but since retirement, the money is too tight. I'll have to save up but I have all those beautiful memories to keep me smiling for now. Thankfully I have posted most here on my blod.

Take care my blogger friends.

Thanks friends,


Saturday, January 22, 2011

House of the Virgin Mary, Turkey

We travelled to Izmir, Turkey and met our travel guide.  We enjoyed a beautiful greeting from costune Turks in traditional dress with lovely music.  We travelled to two incredible places while here.  One was the House of the Virgin Mary and the other was Ephesus.

When we reached the House of the Virgin Mary site, it was very humbling.  Amazing to be in this historic and holy site.  I was blessed to be able to witness such a beautiful and holy place.

It is the supposed site where the Blessed Mary spent her last days.  While I cannot be totally sure, the surroundings and the knowledge that so many people came to this humble place and prayed to Mother Mary was in itself humbling for me.

It is a small simple house with two small rooms.  Inside there is a shrine to Mother Mary.  They asked that no pictures are taken but some people did anyway.  The "bath ruins you see in the pictures below were supposed to be where people were baptized.

It is a really great place to visit and I would recommend seeing it.  The wall message board holds so many prayers to the Blessed Virgin.  The holy water fountain is where people blessed themselves.

It was worth the visit for sure.

Bath house where people were baptised.

Little guy Rialey walking up to the House

House of the Virgin Mary

Another view of the House of the Virgin Mary

This is the Holy Water fountains where people Blessed themselves.

The message board where millions of messages are posted to the Holy Virgin.

The message wall where thousands leave a last blessing request.  So humbling and precious.  I was so happy to be able to say I was really here.

Hope you enjoy this post.  See my other post on Ephesus.

Thanks folks!