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, October 6, 2013

Sailing into Juneau, Alaska

During our amazing Alaska cruise and our trip to the Yukon, we took so many pictures of the places we saw and we visited.  Each little community brought us another measure of pleasure in our amazing journey.

I hope to be able to express to all of you how we felt as we docked in the three communities in Alaska.  Our first stopping place was in Juneau, Alaska.  What a lovely little community.  As the ship docked, we took pictures from various parts of the ship.  On our way in the harbour inlet, we saw a huge station high in the mountain.  It had a tram car that went up and down.  Apparently this is one of Juneau's great views as well as other things to see and do up there.  We, unfortunately, didn't make it up the tram but we did get to see the Mendenhall Glacier which we booked at a kiosk near the dock.  It was cheaper than what the ship was asking.  We did the Glacier tour because we had lots of time before we were picked up for our dog sled ride.  I booked this tour through my tour agent, Expedia Cruise Ship Centre in Halifax.  She suggested this and I compared it to others and it was the cheapest.  I can tell you, it was worth the money.  The tour guide was awesome but I'll talk about him on another post when I write about our dog sled ride.

Juneau has a quaint feel about it.  You feel like you were here back in the gold rush days.  The boardwalk, the stores and the people were wonderful.  The citizens were very friendly and helpful.  Stores were plenty and the prices very reasonable.  I wish I had purchased some more of the pens that looked like the northern lights because my daughter took the one I had.  The prices for coats were so cheap, like $35.00 US.  One coat caught my eye and it was so awesome, I wish I had bought it.

In these pictures, I wanted to capture the entrance into Juneau and the amazing scenery we were blessed with seeing.  I will post the actual community of Juneau in a separate post.  Juneau runs up and down the main part of town for about 12 miles in each direction, which is why you see homes in some of the pictures.  You can also see people sail and the Tram up the mountain.

One amazing fact is the green water.  It just looked so different.   We found out later it is due to high concentrate of iron in the water that comes down from the mountain.  Alaska the amazing is so true.

Please enjoy!

Here are some homes along the shore that are part of Juneau.

I loved the green water.

I couldn't tell if they were just fishing or what.

Small glaciers all over the place.

Because there are glaciers, there are lots of waterfalls too.

Another home along the shore.

More homes along the shore of Juneau.

The rugged mountain terrain and glaciers frame this lovely picture.

This was so incredible to see, with the glaciers and it looks like a plane flying over the mountain.

We were able to zoom in to see these smaller glaciers.

They have sea plane tours which some people took while in Juneau.

This is a lovely view of a glacier.

You'll see waterfalls all over Alaska especially near glaciers.

Just beautiful!

This was one of my favourite pictures. The sale boat looks like a toy but it isn't.

Our first glimpse of Juneau with another cruise ship already docked.

Cascading waterfalls.

So beautiful to see in person.

Lucky sailors!

The mountains were so beautiful.

As we sail into Juneau, we saw people across the shore.

This is just so magnificent.

You can see the glacier on top and the water fall coming down.

This is the top of the tram ride.  Wish we could have had time to go up.

Just a beautiful picture.


Rialey looking at Juneau as we sailed in.

Another cruise ship.

Here is the tram car going up to the look off.  They say the view is incredible.

I think this is a rather nice shot of Juneau and the boats in the water.

Here is a nice clear picture of Juneau.

This is yet another cruise ship that docked.

View of the two cruise ships behind our ship.

The view behind the other cruise ship with the snow capped mountains.

There were lots of people taking the plane tours.

We watched as this plane rose up in the air, taking the passengers on a great ride.

The plane is leaving with its customers.

Rialey and Layla after we got off our ship.

The is where we booked our Mendenhall Glacier tour.

Layla was captivated by this cave in the mountain.

This is what you see when you first leave the ship.

Another view of Juneau streets.

Yup, we were ready for our adventures in Juneau, especially the gold panning & Alaska bake.