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,


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Knossos's Palace, Heraklion/Iraklion, Crete, Greece

While we were in Crete, our taxi driver took us all around to show what sights they had for the short time we had.  Day tours are great, but they never give you enough time to really "visit", which is why some people go back to places they toured in the one day. 

I love cruising!  It was a real eye opener for me and I would recommend it.  I thought I'd be sick, but no I didn't get sick.  If the ship got rocky, I closed my eyes and pretended I was in a hammock, swinging.  The kids took gravel which helped them a lot, Layla especially.

I loved visiting the Knossos's Palace, unfortunately for us, it was closing in 15 minutes, so I got to see very little.  Layla, being the teen she is, was able to get to the entire site and take lots of pictures.  I am still not sure of the entire history of this Palace, but some places were in excellent condition.  After we left the Palace grounds, we went across the street to get some gifts for people.  The clerk was really friendly and they had some awesome gifts.  I wish I purchased more.  They had lovely little perfume jars with little lids for under E5.  We got back in the taxi to return to the ship but on the way we had to buy little Rialey some new shoes because he wore them out when we went on the night river cruise in Cairo.  We bought him new shoes there, but they fell apart. Wait till I post that video of Rialey dancing with the belly dancer, that will tear you up!

According to Greek mythology, the palace was designed by famed architect Dedalos with such complexity that no one placed in it could ever find its exit.  King Minos who commissioned the palace then kept the architect prisoner to ensure that he would not reveal the palace plan to anyone. (see link above)

Enjoy the pictures of the Palace, we did!  The only exception to our enjoyment of the Palace, is that I wish we had a guide to tell us about what we were seeing.  Instead, we were pushed to leave after 15 minutes.  Thank goodness for Layla taking these pictures.  There were two more pictures she took of wall murals which I cannot put on this family travel & review site!!

Here's little guy Rialey walking towards the entrance of the Knossos's Palace

Entrance to Palace with lots of stray dogs and cats

neighborhood around the Palace

beautiful peacocks are around the Palace grounds

gift store across the street from the Palace, wish I had bought more items