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,


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hotel 1898 Barcelona

Oh my gosh!  I am so happy to show you these pictures we took of our Hotel 1898.  I may find some more on other sd cards, but here are these for your enjoyment.   It's a little hard to tell it's Christmas time, for there were not a whole lot of decorations everywhere.  The hotel had a Christmas tree though.

Hotel 1898, has exceptionally friendly staff, lovely decor and rooms, incredible stairwells but it is the only hotel with two pools!  One in the basement and one on the roof, where we saw some amazing city views.  The shower in the Spa pool was a bucket that you gently pulled a chain and the water slid over your body.  I wasn't brave enough to try it but Layla did.  It was so cool!!  The roof top pool was so warm that it didn't matter that the temperature was too cool.  You could walk around the entire rooftop and take pictures.  They also had a sauna up there as well with lots of lawn chairs but since the weather was colder (winter there), not many laid out for the sun.  The night time view of the city was lovely.

I can't say enough about this hotel, we really enjoyed it and would stay there again.  It was a little pricey but well worth it.  We didn't hear noise from the busy street.  There was so much to see and experience.

I have a lot more pictures to post and forgive me, I won't be able to put all the names of the places we saw in Barcelona but some of you might know the names and will send them to me.  Thanks again and enjoy the pictures.

What a spa pool in the basement 

you can see the showers & sauna across from the pool

This shower has a bucket for a shower head!!!!

Here's a closer look at the shower

The front lobby of Hotel 1898

another shot of one part of the lobby

another shot of the lobby leading out into La Rambla

Stairs from the spa 

The incredible ceiling of the Hotel 1898

View from the roof at night

View from the roof in the day

Awesome view from the roof in the day

Most incredible stairwell I've ever seen. It's beautiful!

Another night view from the roof

The is the roof pool and the water was so warm

An evening view from the roof

another beautiful view from the roof

This was Rialey's Teddy and we lost him at Newark Airport. He is really sad.

Roof view

Rialey and Layla on La Ramblas