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,


Monday, September 23, 2013

Emerald Lake near Carcross Yukon

Well folks, to say we saw beauty is an understatement.  We will have a life time of cherished memories and pictures to help us remember the incredible journey we took on our Alaska cruise.  I am so grateful that we booked our dog sled tour before we left home.  I went with the suggestion from our travel agent and it was the best choice. 

We spent 8 long hours with our tour guide who stopped so many times so we could take pictures and answer our questions.  I have so many posts to post still.

This particular post is only on the incredible Emerald Lake in the Yukon.  It is and has been owned by a German family for many years.  You can see the beauty they wake up to each day.  The unfortunate part of this story, is that you can't swim in the lake nor does anything grow in the lake.  The lake is filled with iron, brought down from the mountains.  You will see it along the road tours we took in the Yukon and also in Alaska communities as we cruised along.

The Tracy Arms Glacier has beautiful green sea, actually many different kinds of green.  Sometimes the colour was divided by the ice flows so some parts were more green than others.

This particular lake had vibrant emerald green as well as darker and other types of green.  I hope we captured the true essence of the colour of Emerald Lake and I hope you enjoy viewing what we enjoyed so much.

Thanks all!

This took our breath away!  Look at this beauty, what lucky people who have their home here.

Really, do I need to say anything at all here! See the pure clue of the sky &  the emerald of the lake.

The different colour green was amazing!  It truly was a wonder of nature to us.

I think I will make this one into a big picture.  It is so clear and incredible! Don't you agree?

WOW is all I can say.

This is the home of the people of the Emerald Lake. Lucky them to get up to see this each day.

A home through the woods.

Layla matches the loveliness of the lake.

She almost has that secret smile, like she knows something I don't.

We wanted to get a close up so you can see the different greens.

This was taken from our bus.  I just had to get a picture before we actually got out.
The rail post is where we visitors place our little round stickers from our Tour Company.

MMMMM, so lovely and surreal.

I love this picture. It seems divided by the light green in the middle, like glasses.

See, here it is again.  Gosh this is beautiful!

This was a lake we passed on the way while in Alaska.  The green from the iron makes the colour.

This is another view of this small green lake in Alaska.  Beautiful!