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: Sept 20, 2016

Hi Folks! I have been away from posting because my 40 year old daughter finally got married Aug 27th 2016. It was tiring but the wedding was wonderful and very happy in the end. I sent them on a 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. Apparently when the drove back home to Halifax, they started arguing and it lasted all the way over four provinces. Now she feels the argument wasn't so bad. 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.

We had a fabulous summer with little rain, although the farmers and rural residents were not too happy. Some people had to pay for water since their wells went dry. This rainless weather is not something we experience so it was a little frightening.

I've been busy 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.

Well, be on the look out for my various posts. I also have a few products I want to write about as well.
Thanks friends,

Debbie

Friday, July 19, 2013

Barcelona's Amazing Streets

When we arrived in Barcelona, we were so amazing at the streets and buildings.  The first thing we did after we checked in our hotel, was to go on a walk about.  The little streets in Barcelona were so cute and incredible!  I live these kinds of streets.  It was just like in the movies, with balconies and clothes hanging off them to dry. I could almost picture the people inside the buildings washing their clothes by hand ( I have no idea), wringing them out and hanging them across the balcony to dry.

These little streets held the sweetest little shops you could ever find!  There was every kind of shop but we had to hold ourselves at bay because our vacation had just begun and we needed money for the entire trip and the cruise to come.

I didn't realize we were staying in the Gothic area.  We really loved this area.  We found a MacDonald's on the La Rambla and of course we had to go in and see it.  They even had a Burger King.

The buildings were built in any place that could accommodate them, so you might have a very large building but in a triangle shape to fit the space.  This was the way they built homes in Halifax in the early years.  If there was a space between houses, you could be sure a smaller home would be built.  We are losing many of those homes now and it's a shame.

I think you'll really love looking at the incredibly beautiful streets in this amazing city.  Please enjoy!

I didn't know what I loved more, the little streets or the beautiful designed buildings.
I remember there were lots of stores on this streets that we visited.  So many wonderful items to choose from !
It's hard to believe how busy and cramped these little streets can get but busy they were!
There were lots of little streets off each other in this area.  It is so beautiful!
Now this is a very small street, good for only people to walk.

Mostly bikes went down these little streets.  There were lots of great stories too.

This picture looks straight out of Scrooge when Tiny Tim came running to Scrooge.

They narrowed this building to fit into the space and it looks great!
There were so many little specialty shops on these little sides streets.  There was a hostel on the corner here.
I love this one.  Here they put their clothes over the balcony.
The balconies look into each other's homes but that doesn't matter to Barcelonians.



You can see how small this little street is and look at the vendors selling their wares.
I found this side street captivating.

Some bikes and walkers.
This is one of my absolute favourites!!  I just love it and the number of stores here was astounding!  If you go to Barcelona, make sure you don't miss these little streets where you will find many fabulous wonders.