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,


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!