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,


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.