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,


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Beautiful Martinque Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada

Folks, this is one of the loveliest beaches anywhere.  The beach stretches for miles.  The soft sandy beach where one can lose themselves if they want to, just waits for people to enjoy the peach and tranquility while the pounding waves crash briskly against the shore.

Recently I had to drive to Martinque Beach to "save" my ex who lost his house and car keys somewhere in the long sandy beach.  No matter how hard he tried, he couldn't find them.  He was in a panic when he called me so I started up the car for the long trek down the beach.  Martinque Beach is about 50 minutes outside of Halifax, on the Dartmouth side.  It is quite easy to get to, just get on Main Street in Dartmouth and go straight until you can't go any further.  Main Street turns in the hwy 107.  Once you're at the end, go right and you'll see a Museum Train Caboose and a small strip mall across from the train.  At the end of the strip mall, turn right onto the street there which also has a sign Martinque Beach.  The drive along this road is long but what beauty you see and smell!

The summer salt air swirling around my face and nose, while the gentle breeze blew my hair.  I had all the windows open to capture the entire essence of the beach smell.  Along the way, I saw a small wharf with a boat tied up.  I took the picture so I hope you enjoy it:

The sun was still shinning and the seagulls were doing their screeching as they looked for food.  The road is narrow and twisty.  Beautiful homes are now scattered throughout the drive down as well as older weathered looking homes.  It appeared I was travelling downward, as I had to look down to see the water.  Finally I did get to a level area as I drove and I knew the beach wasn't far ahead.

There are plenty of water and washrooms for the public.  There are numerous sections of the beach so it looks like it has one beach after another.  You can stop along the way (before getting to the actual end) and choose which parking area you'd like to park then get ready to walk the ramp and head to the beach.

Please enjoy my short, but lovely day at Martinque Beach, I know you'll enjoy it too.

The walk way to the beach is lined with wood.

This is the look as I walked back to the car.

Stunning, with the waves rolling up to greet me.


Looking down, you see the miles of beach for all us beach goers.

A family getting ready to go in the water.  Someone is already in the water.

Endless beach.

The walk way takes you directly unto the beach.

Someone people are just loving sitting on the sand as the breezy, salt water fills their nostrils.

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