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North America » United States » Florida » Tampa February 26th 2015

Tampa Bay Hotel Quote "Very well, gentlemen, if you do not agree with me that the hotel will benefit the railroad and the community, I will build it as a personal investment."– Plant to his business associates, 1887 When you're building a railroad to nowhere...how do you make the journey worthwhile? You’re heard the legends; the truth is better Henry If you enjoy history do not miss, this read both links about hotel. It has really great gift shop. This hotel was way ahead of it time in 1891. They wanted people to come and they did. A lot of great people stayed here. Tampa Bay Hotel In 1891, Henry B. Plant built a lavish 500+ room,... read more
Plant Tampa Bay Hotel
Plant Tampa Bay Hotel
Plant Tampa Bay Hotel

North America » United States » Florida » Vero Beach February 23rd 2015

This adventure was in Vero Beach with, Jim and Jean Kelly. It was a great time saw lots of birds and alligators , it was beautiful day. If you're in the area be sure to check it out. Web Links Links on more detail stories and photos Boat Rental http://www.verobeachairboatadventures.com/?fdx_switcher=true http://www.travelblog.org/TravelBlog https://www.flickr.com/photos/bothantaistil/ Visit Flickr for more pictures http//www.flickr.com/photos/bothantaistil/ Visit You ... read more
Florida Air Boat Ride
Florida Air Boat Ride
 Florida Air Boat Ride

North America » United States » Massachusetts July 15th 2010

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. Henry David Thoreau Point 1 Walden Pond Point 2 Minuteman Park Point 3 Mile Standish State Forest Henry David Thoreau’s Walden’s Pond National Historic Landmark, was our first stop in MA. Henry David Thoreau lived at Walden Pond from July 1845 to September 1847. His experience at Walden provided the material for the book Walden, which is credited with helping to inspire awareness and respect for the natural environment. Because of Thoreau's legacy, Walden Pond has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is considered the birthplace of the conservation movement. The trail along the lake has been redirected du... read more
D H Thoreau
Thoreau bed and desk
Marker at the site of the cabin on Walden Pond

North America » United States » Maine July 15th 2010

All I know is that history repeats itself and people are going to want to experience the world. But I know then they are going to have a better appreciation for what is here in Maine. John Baldacci Point 1 Rangeley State Park Point 2 Grafton Notch Point 3 Screw Auger Falls Point 4 Sebago Lake SP Point 5 Rachel Carson NWR It was a long drive to Maine, with continuous warnings about Moose Crashes. We spotted a female moose at a pond and another male laying quite dead on the road… no sign of the vehicle re... read more
Kel between a crack in the stones
The beauty of water and stones
How did the earth form this beauty

North America » United States » New Hampshire July 15th 2010

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” - Benjamin Disraeli It you remember the days you went to the beach and made sand castles, well take a look at this web site. Hampton Beach State Park Notes Click on the names on blue to learn more at other web sites. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe”……Anatole France August Saint Gaudens was an outstanding US sculptor and this National Historic Site provided us with his history and accomplishments. Lake Winnipesaukee SP is right on the lake and it has electricity, (time to charge the house batteries). It is a bit pricey for a SP/CG, but it has location, location, location! ... read more
Frost kitchen table
Hampton Beach NH
Seafood Dinner at the beach

North America » United States » Vermont July 11th 2010

African Proverb Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better start running. We are now in Vermont, our point of entry is the northwest corner bordering NY and Quebec. We drove south on the peninsula to Grand Isle SP. After a stop at Ethan Allen Homestead (ho-hum), we took a scenic road in the ski area to Smuggler’s Notch SP. Stowe Mt. Resort is quite a lovely town, ultimately we found the Trapp Family Inn. Yes the Trapp Family eventually found ... read more
Stowe ski resort
Ethan Allen's home
Kitchen

North America » United States » New York July 10th 2010

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts WEB SITES click on the blue letters to learn more Summer June 2010, New York Watkins Glen SP is the oldest of the Finger Lakes and it is a big WOW! The trail along the Gorge is outstandingly lovely, it includes lots of steps, over 800, and 9 waterfalls. The creek has poured down this valley for 12,000 years. As we hiked, we came to the last climbing section called “Jacob’s Ladder”, it left us huffing and puffing. We visited quite a few waterfalls in the Finger Lakes region, Montour Falls, Buttermilk Falls SP and Taughannock Falls SP and Seneca Falls. A stop at the Women’s Rights National Historic Park, brought a chill to my spine. It was not long ago women had NO ... read more
Bob and friend
Buttermilk Falls
King Louis Philippe painted these falls


“The journey not the arrival matters.” - T. S. Eliot June 22 , 2010 Just a quick note to our family and friends, Internet connection has been hard to find, so we just wanted to “touch base” and give you the short version of our blog (long one to come). On May 26, we took a trip to Letchworth SP, NY, Buffalo, Niagara Falls. The RV needs some parts, we returned home and had the necessary repairs. Then left June 2, for Watkins Glen, NY and other sights in the Finger Lake Region, the Adirondacks, VT and NH. Bob has some interesting photos and we do have a narrative, when we get to wifi areas. In the meantime, hope you are well. Please keep in touch. ... read more
Letchworth State Park NY
Letchworth SP
Home of the Buffalo Wings, Buffalo, NY


February 1, 2010, Monday, St. George Island, SP We found a Laundromat in Apalachicola, and decided to explore the historic area. Lots of “cutsie-pie” touristy shops along this “forgotten coast” and a few restaurants, as the weather was cloudy and cool, we stopped for some “fish-chowder”. Back at St. George Island, we visited the newly rebuilt Lighthouse. It had a history of being in the wrong place, hit with lots of hurricanes and finally just falling down due to erosion. So it was rebuilt and dedicated in 2008. We walked the 92 steps to the top for a neat view. Back at the park, we took a great, long hike through the jungle, to the beach and back to the campground. Bob kept complaining about a “ Forced Death March” or something?! I thought it was ... read more
View from the top
The beach at St. George
Woodpecker at our camp site

North America » United States » Florida February 7th 2010

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine. ~Caskie Stinnett February 7, 2010, Sunday, St. Joseph’s Peninsula SP, to Topsail Hill SP Today is Super Bowl Sunday, and since the Steelers are not in it, Bob accepted the fact that he would listen to the game on the radio. Topsail Hill Preserve SP is described as an RV Resort? We knew it was more expensive than other SP’s, but being a “Resort” it has full hook-ups, including cable! So Bob has lucked out. We enjoyed a 3+ mile walk on the pristine beach with large sand dunes…quite a lovely setting. Topsail has a large swimming pool, so a visit here in the warmer weather would be fun. February 8, 2010, Monday, Topsail Hill Preserve SP Well, our “slide” stopped working. The ... read more
Sand dunes Topsail Hill Preserve SP
Topsail Hill Preserve SP
A Prescribed Burn




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