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

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


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