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,


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Travel planning and making dreams come true

The day we decide to travel to a place we dreamed of, that is the day that the world seems a little brighter.  The thoughts race through our minds like lightening! Concentration is difficult and people think we are day dreaming and ... yes we are.  We are thinking about the plans we have to make the clothes we need to take, the tickets, the trip insurance, the medications, what shoes to bring, bathing suit, favourite toy (you hope you don't lose like I did with his little blue teddy) shush, he hasn't realized it isn't home with us.
We think about the tours we want to take and research on the different tours offered, their costs and most importantly, the reviews from past travellers.  The hotel must be economical but nice and safety is a must.  We look for free internet and warm swimming pools with saunas and steam rooms.  A view from the room is a plus but the bed and the bedding must be just right (for me anyway).  The vicinity of the hotel should be close to where we want to "hang" out and shop, tour and take pictures.  Another important item is what we want to see, why are we there?  If it is to laze around and swim, take in the sun and drink wine, it's not such an issue, but it if is a world tour or a special country, we need to know as much in advance as we can on what we want to see.  Then comes the camera, boy, I spent more money on batteries than I did the camera so it might be a good idea to upgrade your camera.  Don't forget to get enough videa/camera cards for your pictures. Nothing worse than trying to take pictures and it says "memory card full".

Research your tour guides.  Have a list of what YOU want to do, not where they want to take you.  If you want to stop and shop, then do it, otherwise, you'll be like me and be pulled away and when you get home, you'll realize you didn't shop at all and you didn't buy the things you were looking forward to, like what happened to me in Egypt and some in Izmir Turkey.  Take heed, it's your trip, make it happen for you.  I missed so many things so if I want to see the rest, I have to make another expensive trip back to the many places.

Enjoy your vacations, they take you to another world, completely!  Vacations are what dreams are all about. These pics were taken on our way to Egypt from our balcony on the ship.
Take care folks!