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Re: Best and Worst U.S. airports: No surprises

GarryRF ·
I believe Airports should be judged solely on whether you had a pleasant experience. There is no way Orlando isn't in the Top10. New York is a disgrace. But I pass through as an alien - US residents see no problem. Philadelphia is a dream. Excellent Airport.
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Re: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Where Gumbo was #195)

GarryRF ·
Another reminder of man's inhumanity towards man. Deeply moving moment - like a visit to the gravestones of northern France. Less we forget.
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
Did you count the steps up ? Looks like an Olympian task !
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Hi Garry I never thought of counting the number of steps to the top of Enger Tower for I was too preoccupied with the beautiful scenery; However, thanks to your question I did some internet investigating and discovered that apparently there are 105 steps you must walk to get to the top of Enger Tower (therefore 210 steps in total to get up and down the tower). You really don't need to be an Olympian to get to the top of Enger Tower. Although the number of steps sounds like a lot, and the...
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
Thanks Ottoman. Thanks for the reassurance. I did have a fear of a thousand tourists behind me - pushing to ascend the stairway - and all at the gallop. The intervals are all well spaced and welcomed. That's why older people carry a camera !
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

DrFumblefinger ·
Makes me want to go out, buy an RV and go see all the lighthouses in the world! I love lighthouses, and to have so many in one place, even if they're "just" replicas, is great! Thanks, Samantha.
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

RoadWorrier ·
Cool idea, lighthouses all over. Do boaters on the lake count on them, or just for fun?
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

Samantha ·
They are cool to see. Some are just for fun, but many of them do actually light up to help the boaters.
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Re: July 6, 2018: Sambodhi Chaithya, Colombo

GarryRF ·
Weird and wonderful . So much more to see than the "usual suspects" when we travel.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

Paul Heymont ·
Hey, everybody: Check in tomorrow for a new Where in the World! It will be on display at 5 am EST. Hope that doesn't put the West Coast at a disadvantage...but I don't think anyone is going to get it right away!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

Theodore Behr ·
Wish I hadn't been away last week. I actually knew this one!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

Paul Heymont ·
Don't get left out again! You can follow Gumbo on your mobile device...it comes up formatted for tiny-screen use, but if you have enough screen (most smartphones do) click on settings and choose "standard view," or use the menu to select "Desktop view."
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

DrFumblefinger ·
I didn't even know that, PHeymont! About the cell phone view, I mean.
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

IslandMan ·
I still remember passing her at 5.30am as we cruised into New York...she is beautiful, majestic and one giant world landmark!
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

GarryRF ·
It's good to see Liberty made a full recovery after Hurricane Sandy....
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you for reminding us of that memorable Marilyn Monroe scene! Yes, Lady Liberty is doing well. Full recovery.
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Re: Where Gumbo Watched the Sun Rise (Puzzle #20)

DrFumblefinger ·
Acadia is one of the few "main" US National Parks I've yet to visit. A serious gap in my travel map.... Having just spent a large number of hours on an Air Canada flight to and from South America, I found it interesting to read the claim that Acadia sees the first USA Sunrise. The ads on the AirCanada video screens from Newfoundland made it very clear that if you want to see the first sunrise in North America, you need to go there instead. That is something I hope to do soon as well.
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Travel Rob ·
Thank you Caroline for sharing. Very comprhensive and I look forward to taking your info when I visit!
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Paul Heymont ·
Ah, the regrets you've given me! I spent a pleasant nearly-a-week in Copenhagen a few years ago, and now you remind me of all the things that couldn't fit into the time...No cure but to go back. Seriously, thanks for a great insight into a fascinating city!
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

IslandMan ·
wonderful, wonderful....another one to add to the list....thank you
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

DrFumblefinger ·
I think it's a great and informative post!. I've yet to visit Copenhagen, but can see you'd need most of a week here, including day trips. Sounds like a perfect one 7-10 day get away destination.
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Paul Heymont ·
P.S....for those with a little more time, about 40 minutes past Malmo is Ystad, a medieval town that is setting and home to the Wallender detective series.
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Caroline Coupe ·
Thank you for your comments, glad you enjoyed! There is so much to do here in Copenhagen that I've lived here 6 months and still have a long list of places left to visit. I hope you all get the opportunity to experience Copenhagen again, whether for the first time or a return visit.
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Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Caroline Coupe ·
  Copenhagen is an incredible city, a place where a rich history meets modern culture. The Danish capital boasts historic palaces and churches, sprawling gardens and parks, canals, and world-renowned fine dining. In preparing for my move here...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 26, 2015: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" #229, Two Harbors, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
This behemoth locomotive is the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range (DM&IR) 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" which is now preserved at Two Harbors, Minnesota. Eighteen of these powerful coal burning locomotives were built between 1941 and 1943. The 2-8-8-4s were retired between 1958 and 1963 as diesel locomotives took over. Sadly, only three of the 2-8-8-4s still survive...Number 229 pictured above, Number 227 at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, Minnesota, and Number...
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September 12, 2017: Harbor Scenes

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares some harbor scenes from North Yorkshire.
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Grand Marais, Minnesota (Where Gumbo was #222)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the popular town of Grand Marais, Minnesota. Situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Superior, it's a great place for people who like to boat, kayak, sail, fish or explore nature.
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Visit to USS Arizona Memorial Brought up Many Emotions

Samantha ·
Samantha finds a visit to the memorial at Pearl Harbor both fascinating and emotional.
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Top five reasons to visit Baltimore, Maryland.

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Why should you visit Baltimore? Stephanie outlines the top things to see and do in this charming city.
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October 11, 2017: Beautiful Boston Harbor and Long Wharf

Samantha ·
Boston's historic Long Wharf impresses Samantha for its views, and as a place to relax and watch the harbor and airplanes.
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November 6, 2019: Capri Harbor

Ron B. ·
Ron B shares a memorable image of Capril harbor, on the lovely island of Capri.
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Seward Harbor, Alaska

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the impressive and beautiful harbor in Seward, Alaska.
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February 5, 2020: Cleaning the Catch, Seward

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger comes across some commercial fishermen cleaning their catch at Seward harbor.
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A journey around Iceland: 1) Reykjavik

DrFumblefinger ·
  (View of Reykjavik, from Hallsgrimkirkja)   I love visiting places that are rich in scenery, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and hiking; Iceland seemed a good fit for me. Until a few years ago the cost of a trip to Iceland was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 9, 2015: Queen Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii

DrFumblefinger ·
    I don't recall where I've spent most statutory holidays, but I do remember the one I spent in Queen Charlotte City because it was the wettest I've encountered.  It rained and misted all day, although there were a few short breaks...
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Replica of Lafayette's ship arrives in Boston

Paul Heymont ·
Hermione in New York last week   Photo: Dohness / Wikimedia       A full-scale replica of Lafayette's frigate, Hermione, has arrived in Boston Harbor to celebrate Lafayette's 1780 arrival to inform George Washington that France...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 23, 2015: Around Vancouver Harbor

DrFumblefinger ·
One of my favorite cities in which to go for a long walk is Vancouver, BC. It lends itself to walking because its setting is incredibly beautiful, its architecture interesting, and there's a lot of fascinating street art you can enjoy. I...
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Aberdeen Washington: Home to Washington's logging industry

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L explores some of the history of Aberdeen, Washington
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Grays Harbor: Sea Lions, Sandpipers and BBQ

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a day trip from Aberdeen to the Pacific coast and encounters the local wildlife.
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A Sea-Going Radar that's never gone home: Where Gumbo Was #35

Paul Heymont ·
There have been more than a few tales and ships condemned to sail on forever, or never reach home—Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner, the Flying Dutchman, Edward Everett Hale’s “Man Without a Country”—but this odd...
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New York Harbor: View from a Tugboat

Paul Heymont ·
  As travelers, we like to poke around in cities and look for the less-seen sights—but it’s easy to forget we have them at home, too. New York from the water is an example. In this century, we New Yorkers tend to forget how important...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 18, 2013: Sailing the Seas in NY Harbor

Paul Heymont ·
The clipper ship Clipper City passes the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges in New York’s East River. Clipper City carries passengers on harbor cruises, leaving from the South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan.   The South Street Seaport...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, October 3, 2014: Postcards from Greece - the seaman's chapel in Naxos harbour

Mac ·
As the fishermen sail out of Naxos harbour in the Greek Cyclades isles and look into into the setting sun they glance over towards the simple whitewashed chapel that sits on its own small island in the middle of the passage. With hurried gestures they...
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Canada Place, Vancouver, Canada. Where Gumbo was #70

DrFumblefinger ·
    While at first glance it might seem that Gumbo is boarding a sailing ship, he was actually visiting Canada Place in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver.  Jonathan L was the first to recognize this destination...
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Best and Worst U.S. airports: No surprises

Paul Heymont ·
ThePointsGuy crunches the numbers and finds the usual suspects at both the top and bottom of the U.S. airport list.
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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Where Gumbo was #195)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful island of Oahu and, specifically, Pearl Harbor. This Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor.
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Copenhagen adds even more bike routes

Paul Heymont ·
Copenhagen's big network of bicycle highways has opened a new set of links around the city's inner harbor, and they couldn't be prouder...
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November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Built in 1939 atop Enger Hill, this five story tower provides visitors with a spectacular panoramic view of Duluth Minnesota and Superior Wisconsin.
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Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

DrFumblefinger ·
  Here's the discussion to the picture puzzle posted nearly a week ago. Gumbo, like you, was enjoying the nice soft light of dusk over Long Beach's Harbor in Southern California.  He was studying the massive Queen Mary in the distance...
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Where Gumbo Watched the Sun Rise (Puzzle #20)

Paul Heymont ·
Its promoters claim Mt. Cadillac, in Acadia National Park, sees the first sunrise in the U.S. from its perch on Maine's Mt. Desert Island—and while that's true only in fall and winter (other parts of Maine get the rest of the year) climbing or...
 
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