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,


Friday, January 20, 2012

Halifax Harbour with the kids

During a summer a few years back, I took the kids to the Halifax Waterfront to enjoy the Boardwalk, ice cream, beaver tails ( so delicious!) and to play on the Big Wave.  It's a rock that kids climb up on (very slippery) and when the get to the top, they do the "I've made it" wave.

Afterward walking, eating and playing, we took a ride on the Harbour Hopper.  It's a large type of bus ride that also doubles as a ship.  So after we toured our own city and heard some of the highlights of history, our bus suddenly went into Halifax Harbour and gave us a lovely boat ride of our harbour.  Many of my pictures didn't turn out so well, but I hope these pictures give you a little taste of my lovely city, Halifax, one of our bridges, the MacDonald bridge and the small George's Island with the lighthouse.  Many tourist visit Halifax for our Historic properties, our board walk and our history.

I hope you enjoy it as well.

Our Sea Gulls are not afraid and come quite close for pictures
The silvery buildings are Purdy's Wharf Bldgs.

Looking down the Harbour, you can see George's Island in the distance on the left

Looking at the Halifax from the Harbour Hopper, a very busy down town

A navy ship

Looking up the Harbour, the building on the left is the Summit Bldg where they held the G7 Summit

I think I took great pictures of these seagulls

Across the harbour is Imperial Oil (Esso) Refinery
Gazing in the distance, the little guy Rialey stares

Layla on the Boardwalk

A conquering dual

Lots of activity on the Boardwalk.  Layla's showing a little girl something