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...


Hi Folks! My daughter and her new husband went to their 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. 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.

So looking forward to the summer with fresh air & warm summer nights. Spring here is pretty good too.

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.

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.