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...
Debbie


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 SiteHoundSniffs.com 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,

Debbie

Friday, July 11, 2014

Inside the Eternal City - The Vatican

Folks, you can't imagine how I felt when we looked at the large walled "country" within Rome.  It was even more heart pounding when I saw that huge entrance way to enter the Eternal City.  To be honest, I truly never thought I'd ever get to Rome, never mind seeing the Vatican!  We'll I did!  What a place!  It was Christmas time and they had the Nativity scene and a Christmas tree set up.  Since we had a private tour, we were able to skip all the long wait lines.

Every where you looked, your eyes were witnessing wonders.  The ceilings and walls were filled with precious historical statues or murals or scenes painted by the greatest of all painters.  I have so many pictures to post on the Vatican, that it was impossible to post them all here.

Our guide was a fabulous person and very knowledgeable.  I would suggest to anyone that a private tour is the best way to go.  Search on line for the best tour guides and read the reviews people write.  It will give you an excellent inside as to whether or not the company is reputable and if they provide great tours at a reasonable costs.  I would also suggest you haggle with them to get their price down and or to include things you want they may not have listed.

I have not included St. Peter's church here so when I finally write the post and put up the pictures, hopefully you will be as amazed as we all were. 

Well it's time for me to say so long for now, please enjoy the pictures and know there will be lots more to come.  Thanks for stopping by.









The inner court yard









A much smaller court yard




A famous statue











Little guy Rialey posing


Layla taking pictures



Don't know who this guy is but he has a nice smile!