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...
Debbie


BLOG POST OF THE MONTH: APRIL 29, 2017

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 SiteHoundSniffs.com which looks to be a great animal site. Hope you enjoy it.

Thanks friends,

Debbie

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pearl Harbor Visit

One of my bucket list to do was to go and visit Pearl Harbour.  I finally had my dream come true!  During our trip to Kauai, Hawaii, myself and my friend Heather took a day flight over to Pearl Hbr.  We rented a car and drove to Honolulu.  It was so exciting!  I finally got to here, I couldn't believe it!  We were also lucky to be able to have time to stop and swim in the beach.  The warm tropical sun burning down on our faces, loving the warm water and hating the day to end.

As we were driving, we drove unto a bridge type road and we were stopped by some really nice and handsome Marines.  They asked us what we were doing and we explained that we were trying to go to Pearl Hbr.  They pointed us in the right direction and off we went.  Thank goodness Heather didn't mind driving.  She is quite the driver!!

We headed off towards the Memorial.  We made it, parked and paid our way in.  We viewed some older men who were dressed in medals.  We discovered they were actual Marines survivors from WWII and who were in Pear Harbour at the time of the bombings.  They told us how they lost their friends on the Arizona.  The surprise and panic when the planes were bombing. We were so fortunate to be able to talk with them for a while and to take pictures of them.  WOW, it was so moving, I could have cried.  Heather said for her, it was the best part of the trip and I had to agree.  Next we bought our tickets to go over to the actual site of the USS Arizona and view the ship still glazing in the water.  Her glory will never be diminished.

It was so quite and still as we got off the ferry.  The anticipation was mounting.. people didn't rush, almost as if it would be a sign of disrespect.  As we slowly walked up the walkway to the entrance, you could almost hear a pin drop.  As people gathered at the fenced area to look down upon the ship, I could almost see men running that fateful day.  So many losing their lives without even a declaration of war.  So senseless the loss of lives.  Young men in their prime of life, who bravely fought for their wonderful country.  I am so happy to see such a moving memorial for the thousands who lost their lives that day, on the ships and on land.

We didn't have time to go on the ship where the Japanese surrendered nor the submarine but we did buy our treasures and took lots of pictures.  We read all the names and information with care.  We were honoured to be there.  Thank you so much to all the Vets who fought and died and lived so bravely for us and for the world!  God Bless you All.

Near the entrance to the Pearl Harbor Memorial
An Hawaiian vet who was in Pearl Harbor during WWII
This vet had all the pretty women

Another special Vet from WWII at Pearl Harbor


What a lucky day for us to meet these fine heroes
This was the anchor


This is the USS Arizona Memorial on the right with the flag above and the USS Missouri War Ship where the Japanese signed their surrender.

This is the entrance to the Memorial

This is inside the Memorial for the USS Arizona

The Gun Turret sticking out of the top of the sunken ship

Honolulu in the background, with the gun turrets

Another picture of the gun turrets
The buoy is the indicator where the Stern of the ship is
looking down in the remains of the ship
The US Flag flies so proudly above the Memorial
Explains what we are seeing in the water

Other areas of the USS Arizona that we could see

A proud solder!
 
Looking back as we sail back to the visitor center, thoughts still with the USS Arizona.



The actual USS Arizona Memorial



A last look

The visitor center from the Memorial