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,


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Valley of Fire in Nevada vacation

During our vacation to Las Vegas, specifically Henderson where my nephew Howard lived, we toured all around Vegas. We went to the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, then on to California and Hollywood here we came!  Those are on other posts.

One day, Howard asked if we wanted to see a Valley of Fire.  Of course we said yes, quite excitedly!  Little guy Rialey just couldn't wait to go and Layla seemed interested.  She sometimes gets motion sickness and doesn't like long drives.  Howard said it would be quite a distance from Las Vegas so we packed lunches for everyone, including drinks and off we went.

I was happy to spend some time with him.  We really haven't seen him since mom died in 2000, so this was great for me.  The drive was a long way out but we enjoyed the scenery.  Finally we got to the "Valley of Fire" and it was on Aboriginal land and the road into the actual Valley was another long drive.  Eventually we started to see some wonderful rock formations.  Some I just couldn't believe my eyes!  A bee hive formation.  These rocks have been here for millions of years.  They formed various shapes and sizes.  The Valley was vast and it certainly had the right name, "Valley of Fire".

The colour of the various rocks was amazing!  Some were very reddish, others less so but the name was appropriate.  The valleys and gullies stretched for miles and miles.  There was a museum which we stopped at.  The kids had a great time climbing the mountainous rocks.  These rocks had large holes in them and they were very smooth.  It was a true wonder how these rocks were able to form in the shapes we saw.

Being in the Valley of Fire felt like being on another planet.  Nothing was "normal" to us. The rock formations, the various colours of the rocks and ground and the erie feeling like were somehow made it to the tv show, The Otter Limits made the day even more interesting!   When you look closely at the pictures, the entire colour & formation is astounding!  We even found ancient writing, thousands of years old high up steep stairs so Layla had to go for me and take pictures. I'm trying to find them and when I do, I'll post them.

I can honestly say this was the most interesting place we've been.  I love the pictures of the kids high in the arched rocks, but really, I loved it all and was totally amazed as we drove around and stopped only to take more pictures.   I also really like the "road" pictures.  It looked surreal to me.  I really recommend going to see the Valley of Fire if you're ever in Nevada.  It's about an hour outside Vegas but I will warn you, take lots of water and food with you, because there is nothing for miles.

I hope you enjoy my pictures.  There are a lot of them, but how can I leave any out!?!  I couldn't, so please be patient and enjoy a fabulous time at the Valley of Fire in Nevada, USA.

Little Rialey in awe of the rocks as he looks around.

Little Rialey in the museum

The museum

I saw rock forms of many shapes

These rocks just seem to loom up out of the ground!

You can see some colour differences in this picture.  Some rocks very red.

More various rocks of colours.

Layla & Rialey observing the various rocks and formations.

This picture doesn't look real, but I took it! Amazing colours.  Some rocks jut out of the ground.

When they say Valley of Fire, this looks like it's on fire.

Us in the museum

This picture & a few others look like the camera had a colour problem but it didn't.  This is the colour of what we saw.

This is the stop we made at the museum.  The rocks to the right had large holes and Rialey and Layla climbed in and out of them.

For some reason, this looked spooky to me.

So beautiful! I love this picture.

It this not amazing!!??

These rocks are next to the museum

Is this not incredible!

Kids way up on the rocks by the museum.

I was not too happy when I saw them way up on the rocks like this.

How does one capture what these rocks look like?!!

Little Rialely is trying to hide from me

These rocks are so incredible! Sorry for keep saying it, but I can't believe my eyes.  I am so glad we visited the Valley of Fire.

Kids are looming in and out of the rocks and holes.

So many different colours.

Rialey sits among the strange holes dug deep into the mountainous rocks.


These rocks we found when nearing the end of our journey.  The kids climbed up, wow! I love this and the next picture.

This is one of my favourites

This is a good picture of the museum which fits right in with the colour of the rocks.

Kids on the rocks.

Rialey thinks this is all play!

A view of my family, Layla, Rialey and Howard

The rocks look like they jutted right out of the ground!

You can see the holes in rocks across the way.

This looks like something from Mars!

How incredible!

This felt like an outerspace moment.

This rock has the look of a puppy dog.

A land of many colours.