My many adventures

Hi Folks, sorry I deleted my paragraph where I tell you all about all the places I've been to.
I'm blessed since surviving 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 want to visit.
I've been to Scotland, England, Victoria BC, an Alaskan cruise, a fab Mediterranean cruise which took us to Barcelona, the Vatican & Rome, the island of Crete, Izmir & SulcukEphesus 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: Sept 20, 2016

Hi Folks! I have been away from posting because my 40 year old daughter finally got married Aug 27th 2016. It was tiring but the wedding was wonderful and very happy in the end. I sent them on a beautiful honeymoon to Calabogie Lodge in Ontario. The resort was all wood interior with two bedrooms and the master suite with a bed so big. Apparently when the drove back home to Halifax, they started arguing and it lasted all the way over four provinces. Now she feels the argument wasn't so bad. Glad they enjoyed their first vacation ever! His brother loaned them his BMW which drove like a dream.

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 had my annual cancer check up and everything was great! It makes me so happy unfortunately, my doctor had to retire due to illness and I am trying to get a family doctor. It is horrible when you don't have someone who looks after you and knows you.

We had a fabulous summer with little rain, although the farmers and rural residents were not too happy. Some people had to pay for water since their wells went dry. This rainless weather is not something we experience so it was a little frightening.

I've been busy 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.

Well, be on the look out for my various posts. I also have a few products I want to write about as well.
Thanks friends,

Debbie

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Our Adventures from Alexandria, Cairo and Giza

Folks, no one could possible know of the excitement we, especially me, we felt as we sailed into Alexandria, Egypt!  My heart was pounding, my excitement grew and I just couldn't wait to see a place I always dreamed of seeing.  It was a dream come true for me.

I find the magic of the ancient world so fascinating.  The picture of the lives of people like Cleopatra, Romans, the pyramids and the ancient beliefs that are still with us today.  I almost wished I would see these great characters when we docked.

I want to take you on my journey when I first set eyes on Alexandra and then on to Giza, where the great Pyramids of Egypt waited just for me.  To this day, I still can't believe I was there so to look back at my pictures, knowing this was a reality and I was really there is still a dream come true.

To ride in Egypt, you have to be awful brave or nuts.  Even my Egyptian friend Ami, who goes home each year to Alexandra, refuses to drive so she gets her friends to drive her.  She told me an interesting thing the other day, she said she never went to the Pyramids or saw other tourist sites.  She felt almost shamed but I knew what she meant,  I bet tourist to Halifax know more about my city than I do.  I think we take for granted the many things others enjoy when they visit.

The kids were lucky enough to go into the 3500 year old smaller Pyramid and they said I never would have made it if I went in too.  A person has to bend down too low and my knees just wouldn't let me do that.  It was rather cheap as well, only about 6 Egyptian Lira.  The costs to get into the Pyramids is very reasonable.

There are lots of vendors there trying to sell you items so take a moment and talk to them and purchase some things.  They do like to barter so do barter.  I bought a small set of the 3 Pyramids and the Sphinx for one dollar, they were asking for $10.  I felt bad that I got them down to such a low price.  They really depend on selling items for a living.

That night, we stayed in a 5 star hotel with our room facing the Pyramids but the next morning the smog was so bad, I couldn't even see the pool below.  If you lucky enough to get a good sunny clear day, be grateful.
I hope you enjoy this post as I have so many more to post on Egypt alone.  Take care all!


Alexandra as we saw it from our ship

Still hard to believe we were really docking here for our amazing trip

Looking back at the ship as we drove away with our private tour guide



Even seeing the name still excites me!

Beautiful Mosque

streets of Alexandra

I have a friend who is from Alexandra and she still refuses to drive when she goes home for a visit

You really have to be tough to drive here!

Some beautiful buildings

Taxis were the same


Now we begin to drive to Cairo

We saw many unusual buildings and things along the route


I'm still not sure what this building is

Coke seems to have a big presence here

The desert as we drove the long miles to Cairo

Now we are in Giza, we can't wait to see the Pyramids!!!!

My absolute first look at see the Pyramids. People actually are lucky to see this every day









Now we are going in to the Pyramid area

Little Rialey all excited

Is this not amazing!!

Lalyla and Rialey looking at all the sites


I really love this picture of the kids with the Pyramid in the background

Here I am and I can't believe I made it!!!!!!


You can see Giza in the  background. It was a good day but some days the smog is so bad, you can't see anything

Small crowds on their tour

A distance horse rider

They have both horse and camel rides here but watch you don't get ripped off



I guess they even have horse and buggy rides

Kids and guide walking towards the Pyramid





One of my favourite pictures

Yes, I did it!  Rialey is so happy

I loved seeing the two Egyptian camel riders in the desert sands


Look, isn't this just amazing! The 3 Pyramids with the 3 small Pyramids of the wives

Breathless!

Camel owner talking to Rialey about the ride and the camels