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,


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Civitavecchia and Rome Dec. 2010

Our first look at Italy was amazing!  We docked at Civitavecchia then took the hour ride to Rome.  The dock had the last works of Michael Angelo where he built a wall to protect the port.  It is awesome.

We got to Rome and the first thing I wanted to see was the Colosseum.  I dreamed and watch movies with Gladiators.  I couldn't imagine what it would really look like and here I was, physically at the historic Colosseum.  We took so many pictures.  We saw a large demonstration in the street from the Colosseum.  They were demonstrating against the government and high cost of living and education much like in England.  I think it caught on because we couldn't go to Athens because of the demos there so we went to Crete.

It was so hard to imagine that real gladiator games were played in the very place we stood.  We saw Constantine's Arch and the Roman Forum.  I want to go back and give more time to truly enjoy these historic sites.  We also saw the actual raceway where the chariot games were played while the Roman Emperors and elite sat and watch.  Now in ruins but amazing!  We drove to a high location to overlook all of Rome and we could see St. Peter's Church, the Colosseum and more from this advantage. 

The final chapter on this day tour was the visit to the Vatican City.  A walled "country" on its own in the heart of Rome.   Nine hundred people live in Vatican city, mostly nuns and priests as well as the Pope.  We toured the many corridors and viewed sculptures, paintings, tapestries then the Sistine Chapel.  Finally we went into the famous St. Peter's square.  We watched the bell ring in the tower, we went into St. Peter's church and saw where the Pope lived who would open his window and wave to the people.  I really loved the Vatican Museum.  I definitely want to return some day. Our guide returned us to our Ship, NCL Jade back in Civitavecchia.  Off we went to Greece!