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,


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fabulous Egypt, We made it!

I had to remove some of my blog material because of bad people out there who like to mess around with other people's computers.  Hopefully this will not happen again.

I had to remove some pictures on the side of my site and I feel I need to put them back. 

In Egypt ( I still can't believe we were really there), we saw so many wonderful sites.  The kids went into the smaller Pyramid which is about 3500 years old.  Little Rialey still remembers that but other memories are not as clear.  I wanted to go in but you had to bend over a lot and I wasn't sure if my knees would make it so I stayed out side and touched the Pyramids.  It was so surreal!  Imagine, actually being in Egypt and visiting the Pyramids!  What a wonderful vacation and since I love ancient history, this was truly a dream come true.

We had our camel ride after the kids came out of the Pyramid.  The tour guide tried to get me to negotiate with a camel owner but I had already paid for the camel ride and I don't think he knew that.  Finally I said I am not paying because I already paid it and had the paper work.  He called his boss and it was agreed to give us our camel ride but we only received 15 minutes instead of the half hour.  Once the guide knew he had to give us the camel ride, he and the camel owner talked like old friends.  They worked together so I guess they try to get tourist to pay a lot more for the ride.  Fortunately for me, I booked all my tours prior to leaving on our cruise. 

This is one piece of advise I'd say you should do before you go on any vacation with tours; check out the prices and pre-book if possible.  It can save you a lot of money.

When I look at the pictures now, I can't believe how big Rialey grew!  He is a handsome and growing young boy.  I really hope you enjoy the pictures of Egypt.  We saw some very sad sights like people begging in the streets and on the side of the roads.  There is a water canal but it is filled with trash and people were searching through the trash.  I handed out lots of American dollar bills.

We didn't get to the famous markets because of the horrible tour guide who just wanted me to go to his merchants because he gets a kick back.  I purchased a necklace and they said it was gold, but after swimming in the pool on the ship, it turned green and the jewelry store on the ship looked at it and said it was brass.  Shame of me for falling for that gag, but never again!

We stayed overnight at a 5 star hotel.  The security was excellent and breakfast was included.  Unfortunately the pool closed at 6 pm, why we couldn't find out.  Our room was facing the Pyramids but the smog was so thick, we couldn't see anything at all.  Behind the hotel, there were lots of people who made make-shift houses out of cardboard & other material.  It was sad to see this while we were inside a beautiful hotel.

The people of Egypt are wonderful people and so friendly.  I feel bad now that I negotiated down prices on a few things I was able to buy.  There were so many bazaars and markets I wasn't able to see because of our tour guide.  I did file a complaint against him when I got home and they said they will do something because they don't want customers unhappy.  This guy was literally right in my face.  Even Layla said to him, leave my grandmother alone.  It was like he didn't hear you. 

Anyway, my trip was awesome. There are so many more things I want to see in Egypt and I will return one day.  For now, Thanks for reading and enjoying my blog!

These pictures are from MyMemoriesSuite. They are great.


Close up of the Pyramid

Another view of Cairo, see the smog in the background

Kids coming out of the smaller Pyramid

They say this hole is for circulation

Little guy is pointing to the Pyramid

Camel owners

The smaller Pyramid with the 3 small Pyramids. They say it is for the wives

He could really handle his camel.

Here we are!!

Garbage on the street.

We saw lots of horse and buggies.

Kids going into the small Pyramid

Yes, we are pointing, we made it!

Yes, I conquered it!

How incredible!

I love this picture.

Layla took this picture & I love it.