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,


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Iraklion/Heraklion city on the Isle of Crete, Greece

We stopped in Iraklion, Crete due to the demonstrations in the streets of Athens.  I really wanted to see Athens, but perhaps another time.  I heard so much about Athens and wanted to see some of my childhood dreams with Zeus and all the Gods.

When we arrived in Iraklion, Crete, we didn't know where to go.  Lots of people milled around the port to see what was available.  Since none of us planned on coming to Crete, it left us at quandary.  A bunch of taxis were waiting outside and I asked how far was the centre of town, which is where we were told we could get buses for tours and such.  No one wanted to step up and take us since we were only going a short distance.  What the taxis didn't know was that I was planning to ask the taxi what the costs would be if he drove us around to see the sights and bring us back in time for the ship to sail.

It cost me 50 E, but he took us all around to see what little sights they had.  We shopped in a bargain store for the little guy Rialey to get a pair of shoes since he no longer had any.  That's another story that happened in Egypt.  He literally danced his shoes off on the night Nile cruise with a belly dancer!  Yes he did.  It was hilarious I tell you.  He wasn't shy at all and after a while, he wouldn't sit down at all.  The entire bottom of his soles came off.  It was so funny, so we had to buy new shoes or something for his feet.

We stopped at a historic site that was a castle.  Unfortunately, we arrived with only 15 minutes to see the entire place, so Layla went one way and Rialey & I went the other.  Thankfully she was able to get pictures for us.  The rude man kept ushering us out.  Cats & dogs were everywhere, and very hungry.  One little kitten was white and so cute but we had to put him up a little high off the ground because some dogs looked hungry.  We bought souvenirs across the street.  They had lovely gifts to choose from  I wish I had purchased more.

We stopped at a very old church to visit but we didn't realize that a funeral was going on and thankfully we went in the side door.  Oh the embarrassment!!

The taxi eventually returned us to the ship and I said to him that he should rub it in to the others who refused to take us to town.  Shame on them!  Back on the ship and off we go to Izmir Turkey.  I can't wait!!

I have a slew of pictures of the ancient ruins in Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete which I'll post in a separate post.  There are a lot of pictures and I want you all to enjoy them.

We didn't know, but  funeral was being held here

Love to feed the birds