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...
Debbie


BLOG POST OF THE MONTH: Sept 20, 2016

Hi Folks! I have been away from posting because my 40 year old daughter finally got married Aug 27th 2016. It was tiring but the wedding was wonderful and very happy in the end. I sent them on a 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. Apparently when the drove back home to Halifax, they started arguing and it lasted all the way over four provinces. Now she feels the argument wasn't so bad. 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.

We had a fabulous summer with little rain, although the farmers and rural residents were not too happy. Some people had to pay for water since their wells went dry. This rainless weather is not something we experience so it was a little frightening.

I've been busy 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.

Well, be on the look out for my various posts. I also have a few products I want to write about as well.
Thanks friends,

Debbie

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