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 1, 2013

Carcross Desert and Wild Black Bears, Yukon

To say our journey to Alaska and the Yukon (this was an unexpected adventure because we didn't know our dog sled ride would take us up to the Yukon).  It was amazing!  Each place we visited on our adventure added more dreams come true and pleasure to all of us.  The ship, Holland America, didn't make Layla sea sick and that was a pleasure in itself.

The kids and I loved our state room suite.  It was large, open and had a powder room that Layla claimed for herself. Mind you, we had to pass through it to go to the washroom and to shower or bathe.  Our balcony was huge and we loved being able to go out and see the scenery without having to go elsewhere on the ship.

The Yukon was really surreal for us.  I just couldn't imagine that we were really here in the Yukon.  Our wonderful tour guide explained everything to us, even more than I would expect a tour guide to do.  He did everything to beat the big buses from the ships and he did great!  We only had seven on our entire tour.  All seven of us went on the dog sled, ops, there was one less because she was too afraid to go.

When we stopped in the Yukon, we took pictures of us by the Yukon sign.  We again stopped at the Yukon's desert.  I couldn't believe there was a desert in the North and yes it was!  The Amazing Race Canada had one of their pit stops here at "Carcross Desert".  We felt the sand and saw the sand, but it was hard to believe it was really sand!!!  Our tour guide said it was from billions of years from the Glaciers rubbing together which made the sand we see today.

Carcross, Yukon used to be called Caribou Crossing but when people stopped getting their mail for years, they investigated and found out that there were five other Caribou Crossings so they changed their name to Carcross.  Car for Caribou and Cross for the Crossing.  Interesting stories he told us about the Yukon.  They always carry their guns and if someone is on their land that shouldn't be, they shout first.  You can imagine that no one has thefts or break-ins.  They even go out without locking their doors.  We stopped at the little community called Carcross and they still have the big buck with their original name on it.  There is a little RCMP building there.  It is a very small but lovely community.

We came upon a black bear going to the dogsled camp and another black bear coming back.  They are amazing creatures.  Some foolish people even got out of their cars to get a better picture of the bear.  Our guide said it was the stupidest thing they could ever do because that bear could easily rush down the short hill to them before they could get into the safety of their vehicles.  Some people never learn.

The Yukon is definitely a place people should put on their bucket list.  There is still so much more for us to see here but at least we enjoyed some small part of the Yukon.
Enjoy folks!

We actually made it to the Yukon. What a pleasant surprise for all of us.

This is just one of the pictures I'll be posting on the beauty of the Yukon. Look at the beauty!

Hard to imagine that once huge Glaciers covered all of this.

This was the Pit Stop on the Amazing Race Canada and we were here!!!

We walked around a bit but the sand kept getting into my shoes.

Desert for miles and it even feels like sand.

Kids stopped to say hi to the camera.  They were in awe of the Desert.

All of us took our picture with the Carcross Desert sign to prove we were here.
When we first saw the bear, we couldn't believe it! First one ever!

This was amazing! We were really looking at a wild animal in its own habitat.

The bear was so into eating his berries, he didn't even bother to look at our bus.

Our guide said this black bear was about 3 years old.

This was a great shot Layla took. 

You can see him here eating the berries.