My many adventures

Hi Folks, sorry I deleted my paragraph where I tell you all about all the places I've been to.
I'm blessed since surviving 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 want to visit.
I've been to Scotland, England, Victoria BC, an Alaskan cruise, a fab Mediterranean cruise which took us to Barcelona, the Vatican & Rome, the island of Crete, Izmir & SulcukEphesus 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...


Hi Folks! My daughter and her new husband went to their beautiful honeymoon to Calabogie Lodge in Ontario. The resort was all wood interior with two bedrooms and the master suite with a bed so big. Glad they enjoyed their first vacation ever! His brother loaned them his BMW which drove like a dream.

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 had my annual cancer check up and everything was great! It makes me so happy unfortunately, my doctor had to retire due to illness and I am trying to get a family doctor. It is horrible when you don't have someone who looks after you and knows you.

So looking forward to the summer with fresh air & warm summer nights. Spring here is pretty good too.

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.

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!