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

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Do Americans know of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Appalachia

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Appalachia
“The Mountain Removal Road Show is doing the Lord's Work” - Jack Spadaro, former Director, Mine Safety and Health Academy, Beckley, West Va.
Mountaintop removal mining has devastated Appalachia and few Americans outside seem to know it is happening.
In West Virginia and Kentucky coal companies blast as much as 600 feet off the top of the Appalachian Mountains, then dump rock and debris into mountain streams. Over 300,000 acres of the most beautiful and productive hardwood forests in America have been turned into barren grasslands.
Mountaintop removal mining impoverishes the Appalachian people as it increases flooding, contaminates drinking water supplies, cracks the foundations of nearby homes, and showers nearby towns with dust.
In West Virginia, student activists are actively confronting the destruction by climbing trees next to the mine site – coal companies are prevented by law from blasting the mountain when people are nearby.
The Mountaintop Removal Road Show features a beautiful and thought-provoking multimedia show. Kentucky environmental activist Dave Cooper will explain what it is like to live near a mountaintop removal mine, and Squirrel Bracken will talk about her 30-day tree sit this summer.
Locations:
Salem State University
Sullivan Building 104
Monday, November 7 at 11:00am
and
North Shore Labor Council
112 Exchange St., Lynn, MA
Monday, November 7 at 1:00pm