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,


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Las Vegas Vacation

I took the kids to Las Vegas to visit my nephew Howie in 2008.  Little guy Rialey was at the early days of his ADHD and things but he was so well behaved that I never would have thought he would get worse before getting better like he is today.

The kids were so excited as well as me too.  I always wanted to visit Vegas and felt it was more of a dream when we actually got there.  I couldn't believe I was actually saying the words Las Vegas, WOW, it was awesome!  Howie met us at the airport and we were excited to see him.  We stayed at his home with his wife Jackie and her son Coady.  We had a great time. They had a lovely home in Henderson and we were able to visit around the strip.  Howie would let us off and we would explore.

Howie has an IT business and he knows how to really fix computers and stuff.  He does remote repairs to my computer all the way to Nova Scotia.  He's awesome!

One thing we loved the most was Circus Circus.  You could buy the bracelet and go on all the rides as many times as you want so I have to say it is worth it.  We saw little shows too and got wet in some.  The kids went on the big roller coaster while I just sat back and watched them.  The flume ride was not working at the time, too bad.

One day Howie took us all out to the Valley of Fire but that's another Post.  Jackie, his wife took me and the kids across to California, Hollywood and we stayed over night at the hotel the stars stay in when they go to the Kodak Theatre for Oscars.  Everything is in the hotel and the beds were super comfortable,but what we loved most was the view from our high room.  The hotel was so beautiful but the costs was just over $400 US a night.  The lights of the Vegas strip at night was incredible!  I would sit for hours and look at the busy lights and bustling cars while the kids slept.

Our last two days in Vegas, we stayed in a hotel I got from my RCI for only $47.00 for two nights and the hotel didn't have a casino.  The pool was so cold because they don't heat it and we came when the weather wasn't as hot.  We went on March break. 

Another highlight of our Vegas trip was getting tickets to see Bette Midler in person at Cesar's palace.  What a place that is!  We visited the many designer stores and I wanted to buy Layla a shirt for $140 but she wanted Holster, go figure!

Bette was awesome and so funny.  The tickets costs me $818.00 for Jackie, Layla and me.  It was a lot of money but I figure I'll never see Bette again.  I bought her Bette cup and I use it still today to drink my tea.

I'd go back again, especially with the knowledge of what we know.  It was so surreal to say I was in Las Vegas and it is another bucket list check off!

Driving towards Henderson

Las Vegas as we were driving towards it

We didn't get to go down this street but I got a picture

Just part of the Strip

View from our Hotel

Our day out on the Strip

Little Guy Rialey all pooped out from our big day. He's so cute!

View of the Strip at night from our room

Hilton Grand Vaxcation Club where we stayed here and they have no gambling

This is what you see while at the airport waiting to board your plane.

Another airport view

Very busy strip at all hours
Our fancy hotel -Hilton Grand Vacation Club

Freezen cold or not, Rialey was going swimming!

Great displays for Dale Erhard

Driving simulation and Rialey did it.
Howie, a wonderful nephew

Layla beat all 8 of us in the driving simulation

This Flight Attendant was captured by Rialey who said he was going to marry her.  He flirted the entire trip home!