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,


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

TBEX Sponsors and Bloggers at Toronto WTCC

Folks, you can't even imagine how excited I was to be at my first blogger conference!  I felt like a kid.  There was so many people to meet and sponsors to meet and workshops to attend.  I liked the idea of the bloggers lounge.  Great place for so many of us to connect.  The Intercontinental Hotel I was staying at was connected to the WTCC and TBEX Conference.  Unfortunately for me, it was so far away and since I do have long distance mobility issues, I rented an electric cart, thanks to the Concierge Callum (see previous post).

We were fed breakfast and lunch.  The food was really delicious and plentiful.  I met wonderful people and sponsors, some whom I still talk to today.  I guess it really making friends for life.

I took pictures of all the Sponsors so you can see the incredible Sponsor Board.  I couldn't make the Friday night event where I heard Serena Rider came and sang.  That was a big loss to me!  I was exhausted from all the walking, that I couldn't make the sponsored event by Expedia.  They were giving away lots of travel packages, boo hoo!  Next time I will be sure to have a cart rented and I won't miss a single event.

You bloggers, if you can come out to the next or another TBEX Conference, then do it!  The next one is in Dublin, Ireland.  This year in Dublin in August, there will be a Gathering of the Red Heads.  I wish I could go as they say the red hair gene is dying out and this may be the last Gathering.

I hope you enjoy my pictures and don't forget to leave a comment if you want.  I love reading comment posts.

Thanks all!

After a long wide hallway from the escalators, I went through 
these doors into the Link hallway.

This is the link to the WTCC and to my TBEX Registration.
This sign excited me so much, I was finally here at TBEX!

The Welcome sign register.
Fab staff to help us all register.

These are the incredible sponsors who really made it happen!
   Michael told me about the Gathering this August in Dublin
Tanya is one of  the Irish PR in Canada

My new friend from Puerto Vallarta, Gustavo!

Adam will be sending me an amazing bag to review!

This is one of my dream places to go!

Amazing hats for all occasions & they really are awesome!
This is a view of the Speed Dating tables.
This is the morning plenary.

This is a workshop I was in.

Another view of the sponsor room.

Look at these smiling blogger faces!

These wonderful bloggers were so happy to assist me when I needed help. Derek, Roni & Ryan, Thank YOU!

Speed Dating captured here.  Eight minutes then go to the next appointment.

One of my new friends from Manitoba!

We got our picture taken together.