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,


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Tracy Arm Glacier, Alaska

Tracy Arm Glacier is so incredible and we were lucky enough to see a large piece of the Glacier break away and fall into the green water and make a big splash!  It is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  The chances of that happening is just about nil!  The Captain made sure both sides of the ship could look at the Glacier and we all appreciated that decision very much.

This is the incredible Tracy Arm Glacier.

This is the piece of Glacier that broke off and Layla captured.

The Glacier piece falling into the sea.

This is the last splash the Glacier piece made as it sunk below the sea.

Layla looking at the Tracy Arm Glacier from our balcony.

Beautiful close up.  Glaciers are blue.

Another wonderful picture of the Tracy Arm Glacier.

This is a closeup of the other side of the front of the the Tracy Arm Glacier. This looks like a cave.

Me and Rialey are looking at the Tracy Arm Glacier from our big balcony.  What a view we had!

The Ice Flow almost divided the waters up between two colour greens.  One side near the cliffs were very green and the other side near the ship was a darker green.  The Mountains with their snowy caps and the huge mountains with large scraps across them from Glaciers moving against them, made for a wonderful slow cruise up iceberg alley and towards Tracy Arm Glacier.  This was the only time we needed our like coats on.  It was a little chilly but the weather was so hot in all the other places we visited.

The icebergs divided the water up and one side was more green than the other. It was so pretty.

This is a good picture of the different colour seas caused by the icebergs.

All the gouges you see in the rock were caused by the Glaciers as they moved and scraped against the rock.

Some icebergs were very blue, others became dirty.

The view from our big balcony was awesome!  In fact, the view from any part of the ship was great.  Layla climbed as high as passengers were allowed to go to catch some really fab pictures.  Breathtaking is all I can say.  We kept saying to ourselves, this is unbelievable and we are here, in Alaska, watching this incredible scenery!   What a trip, so amazing!

After we left Tracy Arm Glacier, we sailed unto Ketchikan, Alaska.  That will be another story post.  I hope you enough the wonderful pictures.  I also hope your dream to go to Alaska will come true for you as well.

Thanks everybody.  Please leave a comment if you enjoyed these pictures.