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, September 21, 2013

Yukon's border and beauty

Hi Folks. 

I can't even begin to tell you of our adventure up the White Trail Pass by train.  I've been told it was amazing, but to actually see it... it is incredible!  Even with all the pictures we took I don't think anything could capture the essence of the beauty we saw. 

Once we got to Fraser, BC, we had to get out for border crossing security.  There is NOTHING in Fraser except the border guards and their housing.  However, they are across from a beautiful view, a lake with snowy cap mountains.

The scenes along the way were breathtaking!  I just couldn't imagine that they were real.  I heard that Alaska and the Yukon were beautiful but until you actually go, you have not idea.  During our trip up the White Travel Pass, the scenery was so incredible.  Layla stayed outside at the back of the train because we were in the last car.  Lucky for us.  We were able to capture some incredible pictures, which I'll post by itself because the scenery deserves its' own post.
Water turns green from all the iron which flows down from the mountains.  I couldn't believe the colour.
This is all there is to Fraser with the exception of the Train station bathrooms. A pit stop we all needed.
This is the bathroom station.
Here is my little guy Rialey in Fraser, BC.

Layla is showing the beauty across from the border crossing.
The sun is glistening off the camera as we take this lovely photo at the border in Fraser.
This is the train we got off at Fraser so we can get back on our bus for our Yukon adventure!

The train station is the bathroom for the many travelers who get off the bus or who are driving through.  Once we got off the train and had our bathroom break, took a few pictures, we got on our original bus from Skagway.  We had a really awesome guide.  He always tried to 'beat' the big tour buses so we could enjoy our stops along the way to our dogsled tour in the Yukon.

If you can get to the Yukon, please do it.  It is worth the time, travel and cost.  Be careful of the guide you choose.  Our tour was 8 hours which included the train, the bus before and after the train, all the pit stops along the way and the dog sled ride, which was incredible!  It even included a delicious BBQ lunch.  We ate ours in the covered wagon while others ate inside the restaurant area.  They even had little shops and animals to pat.
Hope you enjoy my little post here and for your patience while waiting for me to post all my various parts of our amazing trip to Alaska and Yukon.