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...
Debbie


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 SiteHoundSniffs.com 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,

Debbie

Saturday, June 8, 2013

InterContinental Hotel Toronto Review

Hi Folks!  WOW, I had the most fabulous trip to Toronto for the TBEX bloggers and sponsors conference.  I met incredible people and stayed in a wonderful hotel.  I wrote a review of the hotel on their site as well as on TripAdvisor.

I believe in sharing my experiences with other travelers so they know know what to expect when staying in various places.

When I entered the hotel, it's decor didn't strike me as a hotel.  It was more of conference setting.  I was checked in within a short period of time.  The hotel front staff & manager were more than friendly and helpful in getting my Priority points reward number to assign to my name & they gave me a complimentary upgrade, which I really appreciated.  I had a room on the 17th floor facing the river and the small TO City Airport.  The CN Tower was in front of me to the right along with the Roger's Centre and Ripley's Acquarium.

Ripley's Aquarium is on the right (white)
A little blurry but lit up!
The lights at night in the down town area were so pretty.  My camera didn't do a good job taking pictures at night if I didn't use the flash and I couldn't use the flash at night outside my window.
This is the actual color at night, so pretty.

A close up of the ship in the river.


View from my bed, amazing isn't it!











This is a great hotel supervisor!

Fabulous hotel check in staff
When I entered the room, it was lovely but it lacked in colour.  It really needs to have a change.  Colour lights up a room.  Overall, I really can't complain though. The room was large, open with a great view. free internet with my Priority club membership.  Fast internet, lots of shows on TV and a really nice bathroom with a scale.  I do suggest that the wallpaper needs to be changed as well. 

The bed! Well, I can't tell you enough how great the bed for sleeping was!  The pillows were so comfortable as well as the mattress.  The coverings and sheets were fresh smelling too.  I really appreciate a good sleeping arrangement and the Intercontinental Hotel gave me that perfect sleep.

The Concierge Callum went above and beyond his service to get me an electrical cart since the TBEX conference was so far away.  The WTCC is so large that I had a very difficult time getting to and from the hotel which was connected to the WTCC.  I would suggest that the hotel start to have these carts in stock as I believe that guests would gladly pay to rent them when staying there for a conference.  Here is my Callum, thank you so much.  You are a true asset to the InterContinental Hotel!

My hero Callum!

This is the electric scooter  Callum rented for me.
The hotel operator and room service were wonderfully friendly and fast.  I requested a late check out since I am a Priority Club members but I ended leaving earlier. The made appreciated my tips to her that I left her daily.  They work hard to keep our rooms cleaned and I appreciate workers like this.

I highly recommend staying at the InterContinental Hotel when in downtown Toronto and to fly into the TO City Centre Island airport. A very short free ferry ride brings you to down town TO and a short $10 taxi ride to the hotel or if your knees are in good shape, you can walk it in 10 minutes.

Leaving the hotel, I had express check out.  The Concierge Jackie worked great to get my charging cord to me so I can return to the hotel from the TBEX conference are. Then the bell man and the door man worked to get me into my cab and off to the airport to fly home.

I had the BEST time in a long time at this hotel and to attend a fabulous conference with the TBEX travel team with bloggers like me and sponsors. 

Thank you so much for a great experience!




Looking out towards the front entrance.
The best bed in the world with the best pillows, thank you so much!

Another part of the front lobby.

A side view of the front lobby.


Looking across from the escalator to the front check in counter.

Waving good bye to the door man!