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,


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Knossos's Palace on Isle of Crete - Drawings in Palace

When we went to the Palace of Knossos, we arrived just before it closed for the day.  Since we only had the one day in Crete, we wanted to experience this ancient piece of history.  Layla went one way and little guy Rialey went the other way.  It's a good thing we did because she took pictures of scenery that I wasn't able to view since the guard rudely exited us out.  We tried to walk slowly so we could see as much as possible but unfortunately, I was not able to see all of the Palace.

Layla took some great pics and even some pictures that I felt shouldn't go on my blog.  But hey, it is history after all.  The wall paintings inside the ruins of the Palace are very graphic but it was the style of that period in history.

I wish I could put a name to all the buildings we saw and items we looked at and what the history of the graphic sexual paintings were for.  I am just pleased we were able to stop and see this wonder of history.

I want to thank our Greek taxi driver who drove us around Crete and took us anywhere we wanted to go, including buying new shoes for Rialey (again).

Travel tip:  when you go to a country and if you didn't prebook a tour or guide (which I strongly recommend) then try getting a taxi to give you a quote for the day.  When we arrive off the ship for our day in Crete, I asked the taxi people who were there, how much did it cost to go to the centre of town.  We were told you could get the hop on hop off buses.  None of them were interested and turned their backs on us because the cost was only E5, that's all.  So one little, very friendly man offered to take us to town.  When we got in the taxi, I asked him how much would he charge us to drive us around Iraklion and view the sites.  We settled on E50 euros.  I was happy and it was too bad for the other taxi drivers who were interested in us.  I told him to rub it in their faces when he returned.

It was a good day.  We saw lots of stray cats and dogs.  Our hearts went out to them.  One little kitty was inside the gates of the Palace and Rialey wanted to bring him home.  It was a little mostly white kitty.  Throughout all the countries we went to, there were lots of stray cats, especially in Cairo and in Ephesus, Turkey.

I hope you enjoy the pictures of Knossos's Palace and the sensual paintings on the wall ruins.  It's beautiful in its historic ruin form so I can't imagine how beautiful it was in its actual days.


The animals were all so hungry, skinny and filled with fleas.  I felt so bad.