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,


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Glynmill Inn, Corner Brook, Newfoundland Update

Well, I did it again, I was in Corner Brook at the Glynmill Inn.  What a fabulous place to stay.  I highly recommend it!  The Inn is so historic and the staff are incredible!!  They had my key waiting for me when I got there very late at night. 

I tried booking my room through a 3rd party.  Never again!  As soon as I booked it, I realized what room they were booking me in and I didn't want that room so I ask to cancel it and I would contact Glynmill Inn myself.  The agent said it couldn't cancel it and that I had to go through another number.  He transferred me but it was the incorrect number.  That number was only for paid credit card rooms.  He transferred me again and stayed on the line to ensure I got the right number.  I did.  This agent was able to cancel my room and credit the $5.00 they charged for booking a hotel room for people.  Whew!  It is always best to contact a hotel yourself instead of getting someone you don't know to do it.  You know what you want, how you want it and where you want.  Be responsible for your own decision and get what YOU want.  I learned the hard way I guess.

I spoke directly to the front desk and they knew who I was.  I'm one of their best guest.  I asked to have any room but if they could get me the Tutor room, I'd be happy and if I could get it at the price they usually give me.  When I flew in to Deer Lake then took the long, dark drive to Corner Brook, I was tired and couldn't wait to relax.  I arrived after 12 midnight.  I had the best taxi driver and I felt very safe because the drive to Corner Brook from Deer Lake airport is also a highway that have a lot of moose crossing the road and I didn't want to end up dead.  I pre-arranged to have the same taxi pick me up and he drove all the way back to get me the next afternoon about 2 pm.

The evening I arrived and finished my meetings, I had a delicious turkey dinner by a young woman, who only just started working there when I began staying at the Glynmill about five years earlier.  Now she is a grown woman and still as smiley and friendly as anyone could ever ask of a server.  Thank you my dear, I hope you read this because you deserve praise along with the other staff, especially at the front desk.  I love ya!

I walked in the door of the Glynmill Inn and the front desk guy was waiting with the Tutor room key in his hand.  I was so grateful.  I even got the same room rate as I usually do.  What a great place.  I love it here and you will too.

Enjoy these updated pictures of the Inn and the lovely Tutor room along with some new snowy highway pictures &  Marble Mountain Ski Resort.
The beautiful Glynmill Inn nestled among the snowy trees

The livingroom of the Tutor Suite

The Bedroom with an awesome bed, pillows & sheets

More foyer with the exquisite Art Gallery on the left & the dinning room straight ahead

Front foyer

See the Tutor doors on the far left with exemplary guest services

Two of the greatest Staff of all!

Enjoy the Tutor hot tub or the separate shower

Some of the BEST staff!

Enjoy the lovely round dinning room

This was on TV - White Christmas, I love this movie!

Marble Mountain Ski Resort between Deer Lake and Corner Brook

Can you see the Man in the Mountain in this snowy setting?