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,


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