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JoAnne Brown
I'm a retired school teacher, married with 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren.
Interests: walking, cooking, sewing, music, reading, writing, health & fitness
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What a day! We got lost many times, but we had beautiful weather! We stayed at the Vasanta Boutique Hotel. After a light breakfast of muffins, buns or doughnuts offered at hotel, we headed to Where we caught a Hop on Hop off tourist bus. We could get on and... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at Europe
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Today, Friday, we fly to Barcelona, but did a little more walking around in Zaandam, where our hotel was, before flying out. When we arrived at the airport our flight was delayed for an hour and a half. We had a gate change that took us from one end of... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2019 at Europe
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We are now back in the city of Amsterdam. The first thing we did was take an hour long cruise on the canals. It was fascinating a lot of history and they provided a good explanation of the canal system. There are some pictures of where people live around the... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Europe
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After Edam, we visited Zane’s Schans. It is an historical site established as a place to preserve windmills, artisan crafts and old Zane’s homes. We actually saw how they make wooden shoes. It was of course done by hand Year’s ago but now they have machines. Here are some of... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Europe
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Today we started by taking the train into Amsterdam - very comfortable and fast, after you get on, that is! We are taking a bus tour Volendam and Edam, a little north of Amsterdam. These are some pictures from our first stop in Vollendam. It used to be a small... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Europe
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Here are There sure are a lot of bikes around. One lady told us there are more bikes than people. Everyone rides them. They use them to deliver food, too. Here is Wynn at his favourite pizza store. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Europe
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Hooray! We are on board - 8 hours and 45 minutes! Look how happy dad is! Not really! LOL! We have TV on this flight and they served us a meal. I had chicken and dad had pasta complete with complimentary wine. After our our dinner we tried to sleep.... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Europe
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Cool! When we received our travel card for Europe, we were given free passes into the airport lounge. So, here we are in Edmonton enjoying it. We had a lovely lunch of steamed vegetables, rice, tomato braised raisin beef, lettuce, beet, and barley salads, plus lots of desserts. You know... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Europe
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It is 8:00 a.m. and we are ready to go to the airport to board our first plane to Edmonton. We have a 5 hour layover there; but we have a priority pass so will go in the lounge and relax. Hopefully, we can go over travel documents. We have... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Europe
Now if you listen closely I’ll tell you what I know Storm clouds are gathering The wind is gonna blow The race of man is suffering And I can hear the moan, ‘Cause nobody, But nobody Can make it out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at JoAnne's Blog
I just listened to a cancer lecture by Dr. Francisco Contreras that I found intriguing. In it he emphasizes that any cancer approach should involve no harm to the patient and that one should love themselves. We need to love... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at JoAnne's Blog
Practice the Pause! When in doubt, Pause. When angry, Pause. When tired, Pause. When frustrated, Pause. When stressed, Pause. And when you Pause, Pray. Why? Because in every encounter, we either give LIFE, or we drain it. There is no... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at JoAnne's Blog
I have been watching The Truth About Cancer series with Ty Bolinger on the computer. This is an amazing event happening in Florida and you can watch it live on your computer. The most up to date information on cancer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
I have just recently read about a lady named Kris Karr who was diagnosed in 2003 with a stage 1V cancer of which there is no treatment. To this day, she is vibrant and healthy looking. She is choosing to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.”- Winston Churchill How many times have we said something and then wished we hadn't? I believe it is especially important to watch what we say... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
"You Have Cancer!" No one wants to hear these three words. No matter what you may or may not think, your life is about to change. From this point on, you will be faced with many decisions. It is important... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
What an amazing clip! So inspiring. Never give up! Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
We all have a purpose and a plan to fullfil. I don't know where I found this; but it has some good advice. 1. Take a 10 -30 minute walk every day & while you walk, SMILE! 2. Sit in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
Following Valentine's Day, I wonder Do you believe in love at first sight? I can't say that I really know the answer to this question; but I would venture to say "No". I think what happens at first sight is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
"When you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.” a quote from the book Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Today is Valentine's day and many... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
The following is an excerpt of something I recently read. I believe it is a simple truth that we must understand if we want to truly succeed. Feelings LIE! Emotions LIE! To be successful, you must not follow your feelings.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
Here are just a few quotes I found about love, considering that it will soon be Valentine's day. "Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things." Peace Pilgrim "As love grows in you, beauty grows too. For... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at JoAnne's Blog
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Feb 5, 2017
Have you ever decided to do something you have never done before and then after the fact asked yourself the question why? That was me this morning. My buttock muscles and lower back are giving me such grief. The reason... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at JoAnne's Blog
When you get diagnosed with cancer, your body is saying to you that "It's time to make some changes in your life!" At least, that is what I am proposing. The first time I had cancer I didn't do anything... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at JoAnne's Blog