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,


Monday, April 29, 2013

Air Canada Jazz - Dreams Take Flight for Deer Lake kids off to Disney World!

Hi Everyone!

Can you imagine my amazement when I arrived at the Deer Lake airport for my flight home to Halifax, to find a bunch of happy children and their parents.  I looked behind the service agent at the wall covered in Mickey Mouse and other Disney Characters.  There were balloons, cake, Mickey Mouse muffins, with pizza, pop, milk, fruit and more, for all the little kids!  I couldn't believe my eyes!  I love Mickey Mouse and all of Disney.

I ask the Agent what is going on with all the Disney dolls, food and balloons.  She said it's call "Dreams Take Flight".  It is an opportunity for children to see Walt Disney World in person.  Names for the chosen ones come from applications on their website, from schools and other places.  Children's names are submitted to be chosen.

It was explained to me that Air Canada Jazz donates the plane and the pilots and chaperons are all flight attendant volunteers who give up their time, some money (I'm sure) and work getting donations, to give these precious children a chance to go to Disney World for the day.

Here's how it works (I hope I got this correct):  the children are chosen; the volunteers, parents and others work hard to raise funds for food and drinks on the plane as well as what is needed for Disney World.  Then the hotel at the airport in Halifax was donated.  The children fly from Deer Lake, NL/Lab to Halifax; stay overnight and leave early in the morning to fly to Disney World in Florida.  They spend the entire day in Disney World and then fly back home that evening where the parents are anxiously awaiting their arrival.

I heard a few parents say they didn't know what they would do.  Another said she wished she could go to chaperon, but it is only airline staff who volunteer. The kids flew on the plane to Halifax with me and none of them had been on a plane before so you can imagine the take off and landing was quite loud and exciting at the same time.  The joy on their little faces as they headed out on their expedition was beyond words.  The joy was precious and they were awesome little people.  I was so honoured to know I would be flying with these children.  I took pictures of them at the Deer Lake Airport, on the plane and at the Halifax airport.

A lot of work goes into this amazing event to make little lives a whole lot happier and going to Disney will certainly do just that!   I hope you enjoy this post and if ever you get a chance to donate to a miracle maker, please do so.  The happiness it gives is beyond explanation.  Thanks for taking the time to read my post and please leave a comment if you feel like it.  I'm sure the kids would love to see any comments you may make.  Their journey of learning has really begun.

Various airport shots in Deer Lake Airport, then on the plane, then at the Halifax Airport. 

This is the kind of ticket counter I like to come up to!
The little guy on the end wasn't going to Disney but he wanted to be in the picture too!

Eric says, look out Mickey, here I come!!!!

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The poor kids didn't know which way to turn to the many cameras taking their picture.

I just love those Mickey Mouse cupcakes, don't you!?

And awwwway we goooooo!!!

Next stop, hotel, so we can bounce on the beds and stay up all night screaming cause we're so excited!! no sleep tonight for anyone, especially the chaperons

One last way, then off to the hotel for the night then DISNEY HERE WE COME!!

Corner Brook, NL and Deer Lake, which is a very long lake indeed.

Another Corner Brook and Deer Lake picture from the sky.

Still Corner Brook and Deer Lake, going on into the wide ocean

So beautiful!

Snowy covered landscape