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

Monday, January 30, 2012

Cairo, Egypt - Le Meridian Pyramids hotel

Hi Folks!

We stayed in an absolutely fabulous hotel with lots of security.  They gave us a room with a view to wake to!  It faced the pyramids but unfortunately, the smog was so great, we couldn't see past the hotel itself.  What a missed opportunity.

The hotel was really awesome and they had a large Christmas tree next to the grand stairs to the second floor.  It boasted a large chandelier.

The breakfast in the dinning was a buffet with lots to choose from.  Most of the dishes were what Westerners would expect, eggs, bacon, toast, waffles, etc.,.

The swimming pool was really nice but we couldn't swim after 6:30 pm.  I don't know why because most guests would return to the hotel after a full day of touring Egypt and would want to swim.  We didn't get to the hotel until about 10 pm and we were really tired.  After we all had showers (no tub), the kids climbed into bed and we all went to sleep so we could get up early the next morning some more tours with our guide and then head back to the ship for boarding and then unto Malta.

The security at the hotel was amazing!  Before they would let the car in to the hotel, we had to go through a check point and they had dogs and checked the car.  Finally, the pressed something to lower the big, round pegs into the ground so the car can pass.  No one could possibly get a car through here.

I really wish we could have seen the Pyramids in the morning.  We were told it was breathtaking.  Oh well, perhaps another time.  Our guide was not allowed to escort us to our room, only the security was allowed to because we were women.  I guess it is the custom in this country.

I would recommend staying here if you are in Cairo.  The beds were extremely comfortable; the rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff very friendly but busy and the hotel itself was beautiful.

Enjoy the pictures:

Pool & Pyramid view:  http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1807

Dinning room:  http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1807

This is our room at  Le Meridian Pyramids hotel.  Beds were really comfortable

View of pool while walking to our room with security man

Grand stairs with kids

Christmas tree beside the Grand Staircase with kids

View of swimming pool at 11 pm from our room
Pool - pyramids view     Waterfalls Pool - pyramids view    Cabana Deluxe Room - pyramids view   Waterfalls Pool - sun beds view     Waterfalls Pool - sun beds   Pool - sunset view

The above small pictures above come from the Hotel website.  I really wish we had been able to see the pyramids from our room, but I know of others who had this view.  Good for them.  What breathtaking view!