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, 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.