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, December 14, 2011

Delta St John's update with Movember picture 2011 and Sheridan hotel and Glynmill Inn

I arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland after a harrowing day spent at the Halifax and Gander airports.  I misread my ticket (AGAIN) and thought I was leaving Halifax at 10:05 but the flight left at 8:00 a.m. so I missed it.  The next flight was overbooked so I couldn't get on that one either.  I finally got on the 12 noon flight at an extra costs of $86 dollars.  I landed in Gander, NL and had to wait all day until about 5 pm when the small beach aircraft landed.  I got on the small but efficient plane and made it finally to St. John's.  I got a taxi directly to the meeting I was missing.  I felt so stupid!  Anyone ever do this and felt like me?

I stayed at the Delta and I had to use my last free upgrade to get a better room.  Unfortunately, when I got to the room, the air was "different".  I felt it was because of the old, dirty carpet.  The large king size bed looked good, but when I got in, it was hard as a rock and the pillows were so hard.  I finally had to call the front desk to complain and they sent me up some feather pillows to ease the hardness, which did help.  I decided to move to another hotel the next day.

Regardless this Delta does incredible work to raise awareness and funds for prostrate cancer.  Their 2011 Movember picture is here:  Enjoy the spirit and remember Movember next year.

Movember month - Great Looking Guys at the Delta St. John's!!

I was surprised that a room such as this was this bad.  The Delta is known for its wonderful beds with great pillows and sets, but this room missed the boat.  It is in need of immediate renovations.  This is the first real issue I had with any Delta and I do believe they will tend to the needs of this room.  I also have no problem going back to this or any other Delta.  They provide exceptional service and great rooms.  I guess even a room has a right to a "bad" day. 

I took these pics before I departed to the other hotel.  I was able to get a closer view of Signal Hill, the famous Hill where the first trans-atlantic communication to England was sent to.

Zoomed view of Signal Hill from Delta St. John's

View from Delta St. John's of Signal & St. John's Harbour

View from Sheridan Hotel of St. John's Harbour w/Signal Hill up on left

St. John's Harbour from Delta with Signal Hill

Sheridan view of St. John's Harbour

I moved over to the Sheridan because I decided to give it another chance.  I have to say, the Sheridan is a fabulous hotel, with awesome rooms, extremely comfortable beds & pillows with incredible staff.  I decided to give them the opportunity to correct their error of not providing me my Starwood points.  The view from this hotel is breath-taking.

I had a busy week and took a flight to Deer Lake to go to Corner  Brook.  I am staying at the Glynmill Inn.  It is FABULOUS Inn and I really suggest people try it.  The Inn is quaint, with lots of character.  It has a great history and warm, wonderful comfortable rooms and beds.  The staff and restaurant are wonderful and the food is home-made and really delicious!

Onward to home after another busy meeting day.  Now I can finally concentrate on Christmas and getting the little guy ready for Santa.
Merry Christmas