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

UPDATE: Izmir, Turkey on the way Ephesus

When the ship landed in Izmir Turkey, we were so excited!  We saw the city as we sailed closer to her.  You can see older buildings.  Our anticipation grew.  When we disembarked, I couldn't hold back my excitement!  The kids were amazed by the beautiful greeting and music we received from the people dressed up.  This is the ONLY city we went to that actually did a formal greeting for ship passengers.  We really appreciated it so much.  

We enjoyed the colourful houses and mountains.  We didn't get to shop because our guide was more interested in getting us to the carpet factory where he hoped we would buy something.  I will never allow a guide to direct me this way again.  It happened in Egypt and here.  When we ate our lunch, it was a buffet and it was very good.  The kids really enjoyed themselves.  What a journey!

Beautiful country, with hugh mountains and breathtaking views.  It was lovely to see and to be a part of, even for a short while.  We were on our way to Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary.  So much to see.

The hills and mountains in Turkey are amazing. I wish you could see how we saw them.

This road led us to Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary.  It was very curvy.