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,


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More on Rome

Hi Folks!  With so many adventures to write about, I sometimes don't know where to begin.  We want to share with travelers a lot of the wonderful and exciting places we've had the blessing to visit.  I remember when we first went to Las Vegas, I just couldn't believe I was really there!  Imagine, me, in Vegas?!  I'm happy to report that it just grew and grew.  Now we have been to so many incredible places and we still have more to see.

This March we will be travelling to Orlando.  The little guy wants to see Lego Land and Gatorland, then we will travel to get on our Disney cruise.  I wanted to do it while he is still little.  Little?!  He is now taller than I am and he is only 11.  He is growing out of his clothes too fast.

There are so many more posts to write about for each adventure so I thought I'd start by adding more about our Rome adventure.  It was breathtaking to think that I walked where Gladiators walked.  I imagined the roar of the crowds cheering on the battle worn worriers, wondering who will live and who will die.

There is so much to see in Rome so if you are lucky enough to get here, make sure you do lots of research on the best tours.  A private tour for the Vatican is the best way to view Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel.  There are no line ups or wait times.  Your tour guide takes you on your way.  If you need to use an alternate way to view the Vatican, such as a wheelchair, they have a special way to go that other tourists don't get to see.  I did the regular tour but I wish I had taken the wheelchair way.  When you get to St. Peter's church, it is amazing to see the statues, graves and beauty that you only heard of but now are seeing with your own eyes.

I hope you enjoy my little tour of Rome and the amazing Colosseum where Gladiators roamed.  

This little guy is now taller than his sister. This is one of our first views of the Colosseum

Hard to imagine the Roman Forum buildings but you can buy postcards that show what it did look like.

These are the buildings across the street from the Colosseum.

I'm standing across another street to take this picture.

The height of this is amazing!

Many areas are blocked off.

Kids were captivated by the whole Colosseum.


Can you picture the seats here?

He's so cute!

The view.

We no longer can actually go into the Arch but this is an incredible structure.

This was at a time when rallies were beginning all over the world.