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, September 19, 2015

Halifax's Buildings of Old

Hi Folks, it has been a while but I have lots of posts to post so I hope you have patience with me and read my exciting adventures!

I just had to add these beautiful old buildings of Halifax.  Some really bring back great memories.  Lots of our history is now gone and torn down.  It is sad really, to think we pushed aside our heritage so quickly for the modern when in fact, Halifax is known for its historical history.

When I was young, Barrington street had little streets coming off it which lead directly into Halifax Harbour so a concrete fence stopped kids from falling into the harbour.  People use to fish right off these side streets.  Many of the old buildings are lost and some of them were what we would now fight to own.  I'll point this out when I get to those pictures.  Many of the wonderful houses were on Brunswick Street and other lost streets.

When I was a little girl, we had three schools:  St. Patrick's boys school; St. Patrick's girls school which had nuns as teachers, then we had the junior high school beside the other two schools.  The teachers here were regular teachers and it was in grade 7 that we no longer were required to wear school uniforms.  We were so happy!  Now, the schools were torn down and a new one built, with the exception of part of the Boys school.  The "new" school is now is bad repair and is no longer a school and the city decided to sell it.

On Gottingen Street, it was THE place to shop.  It was beautifully decorated during Christmas time.  It had Mitchell Furs, Glube's furniture, New York Dress, Kline's, the Met and French Pastry.  We boasted four fabulous movie theatres, now are all gone.  Two theatres on Gottingen Street were the Casino and the Vogue.  We went to these movie places every Saturday.  They were beautiful!  On Barrington Street, the Capital Theatre was the most incredible theatre which had a full knights uniform in the window.  It use to scare us little kids a lot.  The Paramount theatre was just down the street.  What a loss to Halifax.

I love sharing Halifax's history especially our historic buildings.  We need to keep and cherish what we have left.  I hope you enjoy my post and pictures.
Thanks again
The building is our Legislature and the Film Industry is having a Rally to protect cutting of the Film Industry's tax credit.

This beautiful mural was painted when the old buildings were torn down on Barrington across the street
from St. Paul's Church

This is the inside of St. Paul's church 

Old homes on North by Gottingen Street.  They use to build homes to fit in spaces.

More homes on North Street near Argricola Street.

Gorgeous home on Gottingen Street.

More homes on Gottingen Street.

Beautiful St. Mary's Church on Spring Garden Rd near Barrington Street.

Old and still a Bank of Nova Scotia

Old building of the RCMP HQs before it moved up to Oxford St and are now relocated to Burnside Park.

Lower Water Street and George Street.  This looks out to the harbour with Timothy the Tug Boat in the background.  The building on the right is now Waterford Crystal.  It use to be Fishermen's Market. Lots of fish were sold from here right from the ships. 

Old Morse's Tea building and you can see the white lettering near the top where it use to read, Morse's Tea. I do have those pictures which I will post another time.

Historic properties  around Hollist Street and Lower Water Street.

Historic Properties

This building now hosts the fabulous restaurant The Baton Rouge.  Really great food here.

This overpass replaced the two lanes on Barrington Street

This is the beautiful CBC Radio building.  They no longer use this building, but what a great history.  It is across from the Public Gardens on the corner of Sackville and South Park Streets.

This old building is located in historic Citadel Hill Fortress.  They hold events here now.

Halifax's first high school

View of the south end of Brunswick street

Our Town Clock

Halifax Town Clock

This was New York Dress then Glube's and Mitchell Furs

This is an old Victoria home on Gottingen Street.  Lovely place to retire.

Home on North Street

These old homes are on North and Robie Streets.

This building was the Morse's Tea building. When Dal Art Tech took over, they painted over the Morse's tea sign.
Haligonians were very upset.

Riding down Hollis Street

This is one of the last old homes on Barrington Street

This is the second last home on Barrington Street.

These buildings are on Queen St and near South Street

This old home is on South Street and my great gr father use to live in it.

This is one of the old beautiful homes on Brunswick. So few left

This is the Old Dutch Church on Brunswick Street which is a heritage site now. It even has a graveyard.

Old Dutch Church.  See the buildings in the background, they replaced the old beautiful homes on
Brunswick Street and Barrington Street.

This is a beauty on Brunswick Street. You can see the space before the home where they tore down more
of these kinds of beautiful homes

This is the front of the beautiful old home on Brunswick Street.  What a loss for Halifax.

This was the home of the Nuns.  I use to get a big pot of coffee each day from here and walk across the street to
the St. Pat's Girl's School for the Nun teachers.

Homes on Brunswick Street

Buildings on Barrington Street as seen from St. Paul's Church parking lot.

Here is a closer look at these old buildings. Many buildings to the left have been torn down

This is the historic Carleton Hotel, now a fabulous restaurant.

This home was on the Bedford Highway but was torn down to make way for a road up to the Larry Utech community.