Tagged With "Washington"

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Re: Frozen lake and snow, Cascade Mountains, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Taken from the plane window this morning as I was flying into and out of Seattle.
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Re: Fog over Seattle, with earliest dawn light just hitting it.

DrFumblefinger ·
Taken from the plane window this morning as I was flying into and out of Seattle.
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Re: Frozen lake and snow, Cascade Mountains, Washington

TravelandNature ·
Exactly ! The view out of the window beats the in-flight movie every time. See the TravelGumbo discussion: Please Don't Shut the Shade !
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Re: Fog over Seattle, with earliest dawn light just hitting it.

Travel Luver ·
Looks almost like a painting....
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Re: Seattle, Washington — Airplanes, Coffee, Software and a lot of fun!

Dan Carter ·
I've only just recently relocated to the Northwest (I was hoping to be in Seattle but company changed my location), but I'm close enough to love it. One place I've been for one of the best meals ever is Ray's Boathouse. It was really great fish and right on the water at the edge of the city.
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Re: Seattle, Washington — Airplanes, Coffee, Software and a lot of fun!

DrFumblefinger ·
There's lots of great restaurants in Seattle, Dan. Thanks for sharing that one with us.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 19, 2013: Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington

Former Member ·
Looks pretty good for plastic fruit ! ha ha Really does look almost too good to be genuine. Thanks for the great picture.
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Re: Washington State’s Long Beach Peninsula

DrFumblefinger ·
I found the dinosaurs in Alberta, and the Wooly Mammoths in the Yukon, but more on that sometime in the future....
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Re: A Walk in Greenwich Village

PHeymont ·
As an even earlier 8th street walker (from the early 60s on) I also remember the wonderful 8th Street Bookshop, and numbers of artisan leather and jewelry shops...it was where you went for sandals...sad now, but nice to see Washington Square alive again, even if somewhat sanitized... The seemingly unstoppable expansion of NYU, like that of Columbia uptown, has changed the character of the area profoundly.
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Re: 100 Years of Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC

DrFumblefinger ·
I empathize with your rainy, muddy experience. That is no fun. As I recall, Kitty Hawk is also very windy, one of the reasons the Wright brothers chose it. They knew if they could fly their plane into the wind for some distance, no one could challenge the fact that they had flown a heavier than air machine. I regard this as one of the greatest stories of the 20th century. Two creative guys from a bicycle shop in the midwest designed and developed a successful flying machine. It didn't take a...
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Re: 100 Years of Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC

Travel Rob ·
Great Piece! I've been to the Outer Banks several times and the wind always seems to make it cold. It is a neat area and I learned to always bundle up when headed there.
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Re: 100 Years of Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comment guys. It has been a while and I did forget to mention the fact that the Wright Brothers were workers in a bicycle shop which makes their story even more amazing! As always DrFumblefinger, thanks for the input
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Re: May 4, 2016: The Pend Oreille River Valley, Washington

PHeymont ·
I've had a few days to look at this picture over and over and I'm drawn to it. It's almost as if a painter arranged it...
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Re: May 4, 2016: The Pend Oreille River Valley, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
If I'd been 10 seconds faster, PHeymont, that top photo would have had a bald eagle sitting on the tip of the pine tree to the left. Just flew away as I put the camera to my eye. But maybe that would have been too perfect.... Northeastern Washington state and the Idaho panhandle are really beautiful and not that visited.
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Re: Mar. 31, 2016: Cherry Blossoms, Washington, D.C.

Samantha ·
Love all these pictures. We have been to D.C. a few times,but never in the spring. Seeing this post reminds me that I need to plan a future trip in March or April sometime. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 9, 2014: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Pennington County, South Dakota

Ottoman ·
Hi Travel Luver I apologize for the lateness of this response. In answer to your question, I unfortunately did not see the monument lit up at night...my travel schedule didn't permit it. I too hope to go back to Mount Rushmore in the near future, primarily to see it lit up, for I have heard it is quite special, and the photos I have seen confirm that. When you make it back to Mount Rushmore, I hope you will share your adventures with us. Thanks for your feedback. I appreciate it. Take care,...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 9, 2014: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Pennington County, South Dakota

Travel Luver ·
Amazing place! I saw it once as a boy but see I need to get back and study it more. Did you see it lite up at night? I seem to recall that's quite special.
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Re: Boston's Beautiful Public Garden

Travel Luver ·
It's a great garden and a wonderful place to go for a walk or jog at the end of a summer's day.
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Re: Tidal Basin Memorials, Washington D.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
I just visited these memorials a few weeks ago. I was especially impressed by the Martin Luther King Memorial, which you photos do a nice job capturing the spirit of. Thanks, George!
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Re: Oct. 9, 2019: Space Needle at Night, Seattle, Washington

Travel Luver ·
Love the space needle!
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Re: Oct. 9, 2019: Space Needle at Night, Seattle, Washington

Samantha ·
I always enjoy seeing it while in the area, especially at night. Thanks for the comment and glad you like it too!
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The North Cascades: a National Park and Scenic Highway

DrFumblefinger ·
The North Cascades Highway (Washington SR-20) offers the northern most route across the Cascade range in Washington state, just south of the Canadian border.  The eastern (and highest) part of the road is...
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Steamboat Rock, Washington — Wildflowers and Vistas galore!

DrFumblefinger ·
 The large basalt mass of Steamboat Rock is a distinct landmark in Central Washington state.  Steamboat Rock State Park is a dozen miles southwest of the massive Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River. The Park is on a peninsula...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 16, 2013: Dayton, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
 The small town of Dayton, Washington, is one of those places where time seems to have stood still for a half century.   Dayton is in southeastern Washington state, in the farming area known as the Palouse. Driving through the town on a...
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Tacoma — Water, a little history and lots of Glass!

DrFumblefinger ·
   Tacoma is a city I’ve driven through numerous times but never thought much about.  I was aware it was a port city situated on Puget Sound, and that it had a huge dome (Tacoma Dome) just off the I-5 freeway. I knew Tacoma is...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 11, 2013: Manassas National Battlefield, Virginia

DrFumblefinger ·
  The first major battle of the American Civil War occurred on July 21, 1861 about 30 miles east of Washington D.C. in the farm fields of Manassas, close to what’s now Washington Dulles airport.   It...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 13, 2013: Palouse Falls State Park, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Palouse Falls is a beautiful 200′ (60m) waterfall in southeastern Washington state, situated in the rolling grasslands, wheat fields and eroded lava formations of the Palouse.  I enjoy exploring this region, especially in the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 15, 2013: Bowl and Pitcher, Spokane, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
 I lived in Spokane for almost seven years.  I love the region, a beautiful forested hilly area between the great mountains of the Cascades to the West and the Rockies to the East.  The Spokane River runs through the heart of the city,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 19, 2013: Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of the most popular places in Seattle, and rightly so, is Pike Place Market.  Near the waterfront of Puget's Sound, but really a world to itself, Pike’s is Seattle's favorite tourist attraction.  It covers 9 acres and has...
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Walla, Walla: “So nice they named it twice!”

DrFumblefinger ·
What’s a Walla Walla?  It’s a Indian name meaning “many waters”.  It’s also the name of a charming city in southeastern Washington; nestled close to the Columbia and Snake River valleys, and with a river of its...
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Dry Falls – Home of The World’s Largest Waterfall!

DrFumblefinger ·
Imagine a waterfall with a precipice over three and a half miles (5.5 km) long and a drop of over 400 feet (120 m)!  By comparison, Niagara Falls is about 1/10th as wide.  Think of the millions of gallons of water pouring over it each...
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Washington State’s Long Beach Peninsula

DrFumblefinger ·
 For most travelers, the southwestern corner of Washington state is easy to bypass.  It lies well over an hour’s drive from the busy I-5 Interstate Freeway.  The broad mouth of the Columbia River limits access from the Oregon...
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Seattle, Washington — Airplanes, Coffee, Software and a lot of fun!

DrFumblefinger ·
Seattle is a great city — a world-class travel destination!  Situated in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, it has much appeal as a several day (or even week-long) stop especially when part of a circuit through other great sites in...
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Your TSA Approved Locks Won't Keep Thieves Out

Travel Rob ·
The TSA requires any lock on luggage to be branded as “travel sentry approved”, so they search the bag without breaking the lock. Those master keys for the TSA to get into the bags have been closely guarded by...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 23, 2015: Korean War Veterans Memorial

Dr.Y ·
  Washington's National Mall has a lot of wonderful memorials.  The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located near the Lincoln Memorial and was dedicated in 1995.  It commemorates the sacrifices of almost 6 million Americans in the U.S....
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Spotted on the Road, Newport, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
  On my last roadtrip I traveled through eastern Washington state into the Idaho panhandle as I was returning to my home in Calgary.  I spotted this beauty sitting  by the road in the small town of Newport, WA.  A strikingly...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 9, 2014: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Pennington County, South Dakota

Ottoman ·
  The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in Pennington County (near Keystone), South Dakota, in the United States.  Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln...
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Mar. 31, 2016: Cherry Blossoms, Washington, D.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
It's spring! In Washington D.C. this means it's cherry blossom time.
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May 4, 2016: The Pend Oreille River Valley, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
A scenic viewpoint showing the Pend Oreille River as it winds through northeastern Washington state to join the Columbia River in southern British Columbia.
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100 Years of Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC

Samantha ·
Samantha shares memories and pictures of the centennial celebration of the Wright Brothers' first flight.
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Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us around Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Market, with its amazing variety of food, flowers and more.
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February 14, 2016: Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
The Lincoln Memorial is featured as we approach the US holiday of "President's Day".
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United to use bigger planes to up DCA capacity

PHeymont ·
United needs more seats on routes from DC to its San Francisco and Denver hubs, and the only way is to fly bigger planes—the biggest DCA has seen.
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More details on U.S.-Cuba airline agreement

PHeymont ·
The U.S. State Department has confirmed yesterday's press reports that the U.S. and Cuba have come to agreement on resuming regular commercial flights between the countries, with service starting in the first half of 2016. However, the U.S. restrictions on tourist travel to the island remain in place; travelers will still need to self-certify that they fall into one of the allowed categories of travel, which include cultural activities, journalism, academic pursuits, people-to-people...
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A Walk in Greenwich Village

Jonathan L ·
I had the chance to walk around Greenwich Village  (see map)  for the first time in several years. I know that this is going to sound like a "grandpa is complaining about change again" blog, but I was really disappointed in what I found....
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Gallery: Lilac Garden, Spokane, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Lilacs have always had special meaning for me.  I was born in the late spring and my birthday coincides with the lilac blooming season.  Besides making me a birthday cake as a child each year, I recall my mom cutting a lovely bouquet of...
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More U.S.-China flights arriving (and leaving)

PHeymont ·
Air service between the East Coast and China continues to grow, along with Chinese overseas tourism and U.S. travel to China. Among the latest, Cathay Pacific just launched a daily round-trip between Newark Liberty and Hong Kong; it already has...
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May 24, 2017: Seattle Central Library, Washington

Samantha ·
A visit with Samantha to Seattle's architectural and cultural gem.
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Sept. 18 2016 NYC Pride Parade

Jonathan L ·
June 26 was a very warm Saturday, and also the day of NYC's Pride March, the largest in the world. Washington Square Park's fountain became a draw for families and marchers!
 
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