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,


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Halifax, a great city!

Halifax, Nova Scotia is a great place to live, visit and enjoy.  She offers lots of variety for entertainment, recreation and family fun.  The hilly streets of down town are hardy for the most ambitious person.  Our heritage is rich and long.  We have torn down many precious buildings that were there when I was a little girl, but thankfully we have a few left today to show the world what we once were.  Down town Halifax in the "old" days smell of fresh fish, with open markets, street vendors with their horse-drawn carts selling fresh macralle.  We also had the fruit and veggie man go up and down streets too selling their wares.  It is a very family time, where doors were not locked and kids ran free while careful motherly eyes watched all the kids on the block.  It's a different world out there today.

I captured some of the pictures of Halifax today with some old flare of yesteryear, so I hope you enjoy them.

Lwr Water St, Old Bldg being renovated

Queen Elizabeth High School being torn down.  Sarah MacLachlan's old school

Old Morse's Tea Bldg at Historic Properties

This was Cunard St. School for special needs & the corner bottom right, was our dentist room

This beautiful old building was once Morse's Tea building

This NS Art Gallery Bldg was once home to RCMP HQ

NS Legislature

Beautiful old Bldg on Hollis Street.

Use to be many homes like this in down town Halifax

Space was used for all size buildings like this on Hollis Street

Beautiful St. Mary's Church and Rectory beside it on Spring Garden Rd.

This is the "old" burial grounds across from St. Mary's Church on Sp Garden Rd

St. Paul's Church from the rear view

Barrington St with the Discovery Centre in the Old Roy Bldg.

HRM Police on the left & angled bldg Centennial Swimming Pool on Cosgwell St.

Halifax Armories

Beside the Armory was Armory Lane where Dad was born

typical houses on John Street

Home where I grew up

Bauer Street where my dad grew up

Nice old home on Brunswick & Cornwallis St.

Heritage homes on Portland Place which runs into Brunswick St.

Beautiful old Roy Bldg

This great building was Glubes Furniture & furs

down town street