Maureen Kelly/Robert Tait

Bothan Taistil

Maureen Kelly/Robert Tait




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"All those who wander are not lost".

Maureen Kelly and Bob Tait make up the crew of the Bothan Taistil. Bothan Taistil is Irish Gaelic meaning "cottage for travel" and this is the name of our Winnebago VIEW RV.
We are retired Pittsburghers and enjoy travel, outdoor activities, learning new things and meeting new people. This Blog is about our travels throughout the U.S./Canada/Mexico/ Europe/ UK/Scandinavia/Iceland. We have a mission to travel the scenic highways, climb the highest point in every state, hike in every National Park, canoe/kayak the countries national scenic rivers, and bike everywhere possible! We invite family and friends to follow us. From time to time we post pictures and a brief account of our adventures. Thanks for following us.


New RV : We bought a 2015 Winnebago View J. We are on the 3rd Sprinter, the first we bought a Sprinter Van and had it converted to an RV which we took trips to Alaska , Western States etc, then bought 2006 Winnebago View J which Europe 150,000 miles
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Also you can follow our trips on You Tube

We like to visit our parks , Civil War sites, road trips of all kinds , bike and hiking trips


FUTURE TRIPS
May New York City and Long Island
Pipestem State Park Civil War Battlefield

Fall Katy Bike Trail
Misc to Penna State Paks
July 2016 Vermont and Cape Cod







"The every day kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines" Charles Kuralt We have not send out our blog for awhile . So we are going to catch up and start sending them out. We are at Hilton Head for a week over Christmas. The RV resort is great but too cold to use the pool. We spending the days biking It is cold this week, so we read, went to see the Darkest Hour good movie. This is a nice area, lot of places to eat .We lunched at Captain Woodys, good food. We stopped at our daughter and had dinner in Charlotte on the way down. We are on our way to Dunedin Fl for a month. Look at Hilton Head 2 from last ... read more
Bikers
Chasing seagulls
History

North America » United States » Florida » Clermont January 25th 2017

Lake Louisa one of nicest state parks we have been to. We biked the James van Fleet Trail,very straight and flat 29 miles only one curve. We went to the local library and updated the computers, it was a very impressive structure, part of the local college. Lake Louisa has many hiking trails, we walked around one of the lakes while it was still cool. The temperatures have been unusually warm In Florida this January. The weather man promises cooler temps starting tomorrow. Life doesn't get easier you just get stronger... read more
Kelly on her new bike
Nice breakfast
Florida Parks

North America » United States » Florida » The Villages January 22nd 2017

We stayed at Lake Griffin State Park 6 miles from The Villages. We biked with friends from Pittsburgh, to look this place over; we have to say...it lives up to everything we have heard... Big, filled with older folks, lots of golf carts...that are made to look like MB, Fords, Jaguard, etc: they have their own lanes and stop signs, but are a bit aggressive to mere bike riders. We walked through a big antique car show event. The weather has been really hot for this time of year!... read more
Main St
There are 4 big pools like this for the residents.
We biked through the streets and checked out the houses.

North America » United States » Florida » Silver Springs January 19th 2017

Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit." Frank Borman We spend a few nights at the Silver Springs Private Campground, because they had a pool and we wanted a swim. It is right next to the Silver Springs State Park. We walked through the parks but did not take a ride in the glass bottom boat. We checked out the museum of old photos commemorating its history. This location was a big movie set for such shows as" Sea Hunt", one of my favorite TV. Many of the old Tarzan movies were filmed here, also. The creature from the Black Lagoon was yet another film made here. As a child I didn't want to swim for a month after seeing that movie.... read more
Birds
Boats
Jungle

North America January 18th 2017

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust Popular place for tank divers. Not popular with Kel. Extremely dry, no wifi. There was a large concession for water trips and barbeque. Nature Coast Bike Trail... read more
Manatee Home
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Big snake

North America » United States » Florida January 14th 2017

The longer you look at the ocean the more you see." Micanopy was a very old town, the kind you would think of in old Florida. Payne Prairie State Park. It is a very Big Park: wild horses, Spanish cattle and bisons. We did not see any of these. We biked the Hawthorne Trail. it had many hills due to the hammock terrain. it was a warm day and at the end we enjoyed an ice cream.... read more
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Bike Trail Gainesville Hawthorne

North America » United States » Florida » Amelia Island January 12th 2017

“ The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine Biking...East Coast Bikeway Kingsley Planation Visit Walk along beach, we walked to beach from our campsite. Biked to grocery store, to restaurant, and back to campground.... read more
Armadillo
The kitchen
A burrowing turtle

North America » United States » Florida » St Augustine January 10th 2017

Anastasia Island Location of Anastasia State Park This is a very nice state park. The camp site is not too far from the ocean, One is because there is a good café for breakfast nearby and a small grocery store called Plant City. The lighthouse and museum are next to the park.... read more
Anastasia Island Lighthouse
Anastasia Island State Park
Windy US flag

North America » United States » Florida » Fernandina Beach January 7th 2017

Fort Clinch State Park Fort Clinch is located in the State Park This is a great example of a fort used from 1794 to 1945.( thats right watched for German subs) The cannons were never fired in anger . There is a great group of re-enactors take care of the fort and put on demonstrations the 1st of every month. There is a Ranger that will answer questions. Go to the web site to learn more Quotations: "Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."... read more
Pair of Rodman Columbiads
Shot
Work shed

North America » United States » Georgia » Jekyll Island January 7th 2017

Photos these are a few misc photos The most impressive was the Turtle Rehabilitation Center... read more
Looking south
Tall grass
Prehistoric Turtle bones from Wyoming




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