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,


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Alaska - Canada border stop

During our train ride up the White Summit Pass, we encountered absolutely breathtaking views.  When had to get off the train at Fraser, British Colombia.  The only things in Fraser is the Border guards homes and buildings and the train station.  Nothing else.  The view across the road from the border crossing was so beautiful!  This was just the beginning of the amazing pictures we were able to take as we journeyed across Alaska and the Yukon.

All travel has to stop at Fraser.  I found it interesting that we were in Alaska but we had to travel over to the Canadian side.  From the way this part of Alaska is mapped out, you'd think it should have been part of Canada, not the United States.

The train stops here and everyone has to get out.  Our tour guide told us to get out our passports and he vouched for each of us and since he does this tour daily, they know him.  We passed with no problems.  This is such an isolated place for the border guards but they must love doing their job and we appreciate them keeping us safe.

This building in Fraser, BC looks like a train station but is a bathroom.

Here is Layla in front of the amazing view with mountains & clear blue lake behind her

A close up of the mountain and land

Another lovely picture of the mountain. We can see the Glaciers on the top.

This is the White Pass Summit Train we just got off, then back on to our bus with our amazing Tour Guide!

This is a lovely view of the mountains and lake across from the Border crossing.

The water so so clear that we could see the land reflection in the water.

This says it all!  Hard to know which is which.  So clear and pure, I'm sure.