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,


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Train Travel - A Way To GOOOO!!

Folks, I just returned from another bunch of travel and on this travel adventure, I had to take a train to and from my destination in New Brunswick, Canada.  I have to tell you all, it was really awesome!

The train itself can be noisy but there's a smooth lull to the sounds of the engines, pulling us along the tracks.  Fast but gently hurdling us towards our different destinations.  My destination was Moncton, where I would get my flight back home.

The seats on the train are very comfortable with foot rest except in the wheel chair area.  They are accessible for people with disability for seating and restroom facilities.  The hall way to the snack counter is smaller but you can get lots of quick foods like burgers, chips, bars and breakfast.  This area has a sitting area with a television to watch, lots of various newspapers to read in both French and English.  Most of only $2.00.  I ate the breakfast this morning and it contained eggs, hash browns and sausage.  It was surprisingly good.  There is also the dinning car.  They all out for the first seating in the dinning car then about 1 hour later, they call out for the 2nd group of people who want to eat in the dinner.  I didn't do it but I have before and it is excellent food.

The people who serve us on the train are very helpful and are more than willing to lend a hand if needed.  Helping a person on and off the train is a no brainier.  There are even wheelchairs that can be called ahead for, and they will be there on the platform when the train stops.  Service everywhere!

Resting and falling asleep is easy on a train.  The hum of the engines and the gentle shake of the cars can lull you into a blissful sleep only to be awoken by the train agent informing you your stop is coming up.

I recommend train travel.  It is a  fast and restful way to travel whether it's for business or pleasure.   However, it is with sad news that I heard the train from Moncton to Miramichi was going to be pulled because Via Rail say they can't afford the cost to repair the tracks.  I say how can you not?  It will be a fight to keep our trains running.  I say find the finds!  New Brunswick deserves to be upgraded with new tracks and trains.  Via Rail have a great point reward system.

If you have the chance to travel by train, take it, you won't regret it.  There was a first timer on the train with me and she was getting a little nausea because of motion sickness.  Kids love a train adventure, we all love it. But for kids, it's something very special!

So the next time you can take a train, do it to have an enjoyable adventure, where you can sit and relax and to support our trains.  If we lose them, they'll be gone forever.  We can't have that.  So with that I say.. ALL ABOARD!!