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, August 11, 2012

Hoover Dam and Lake Meade - Nevada

I love going on vacations, especially if they are to a place I always wanted to see.  Las Vegas was one place I really wanted to go to, but thought I'd never get there.

When I took the kids to Las Vegas to visit my nephew, Howie and his family.  The pilot and flight attendants were incredible on the way to Vegas!  They were kind to us and the kids and they even let the kids sit in the two pilot seats (but that's another post).  Howie lived in Henderson, not far from Las Vegas.

One of the tours he took us on was to the Hoover Dam.  I read and heard so much about it so I was really excited to finally see it.  Another one off my bucket list.  The drive to Hover Dam was long but the country side was interesting.  There seems to be a lot of "red" rocks which made the trip even more enjoyable.  Later I'll post our trip to the Valley of Fire.  Now that was awesome!  Howie mentioned to me that if we cross the bridge of the Dam then we'd be in Arizona so we drove across and I got out to touch the ground.  It was a fabulous trip.  Howie's friend has a helicopter and he was going to fly us over the Hoover Dam and Lake Meade but he got called away and couldn't do it.  Next time I'm sure we'll give it a whirl!
Enjoy the pictures and thanks for viewing my post.

Great scenery along the route to the Hoover Dam.  I hadn't seen hills of this colour before.

We finally got to Hoover Dam! I was so excited.
I didn't realize Hoover actually became a President of the US.  I knew he was the FBI Chief.
Well, I guess that it's because I'm not American.  Something new comes everyday to each of us.
We didn't get int the Tower along the bridge way but it was interesting.
Looking down made the pit of my stomach turn.  It was a long way down.  It's hard to believe how
they can construct and engineer buildings and other sites like this.
This was actually very lovely to look at.  The river flowed nicely and it made me wish I was on a boat
going down the river as it seamlessly flowed along.

I have no idea what this structure is or what it's for, but I figure it had to be important.
The glass building was the most interesting.

Another picture of the opposite structure.  It looks like someone started to build a bridge,
then stopped.  Like a road that ended before it was finished.

I like this picture with Layla taking a picture of the scenery.

We were inside the small building in between the Dam so the camera was reflected off the glass.  Nice picture though. 

This is the Meade Lake where the Hoover Dam stops the water from passing.  The white rocks you see
mark the place where the water level USE to be. Now it has gone tremendously over the decades.
Eventually they say it will disappear all together.

Another lovely shot of Lake Meade at the Hoover Dam

I like this picture of Layla and little guy Rialey by Lake Meade

Howie overlooking the Hoover Dam, pondering goodness knows what.
A construction worker at the Hoover Dam building.

This is an amazement of construction!

Layla over looking the Dam

Layla taking pictures and Rialey looking on.  I was really scared because he tried to climb up a few times!

We are starting to leave the Hoover Dam area so I took pictures of Howie, Layla and Rialey

As they walk away, they still can't help but look at the rock structures all around them.

Little guy Rialey just had to climb up on the rocks for a picture.

Really strange formations of rocks.  It almost seems like a face looking at us.

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