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Re: Oct. 21, 2016: Canoeing Low Force, River Tees, County Durham.

DrFumblefinger ·
Looks like great fun! Superb action photos, Ian.
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Re: May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

GarryRF ·
Is this a location that stays frozen for most of the year ? It's unusual to see winter holding its grip until May.
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Re: May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

Samantha ·
HI Garry, I am not really sure. However we were pretty high up (over 8000 feet) so I think it probably does most of the year. I will let you know if we go back sometime this summer
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Re: May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Most of these high altitude lakes remain frozen most of the year. While it's further north, I am very familiar with Lake Louise in the Alberta Rockies. While at only 5200 ft above sea level, it receives a heavy snow fall and the ice remains on the lake until well into June, returning in the early fall. Hiking in the area is really limited to June, July and early September (unless you hike slogging through snow and slush)
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Re: Art, Architecture, History and More in Fun Frederick, MD

George G. ·
One of our sister agencies called the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center was located in Fort Detrick in Frederick Maryland. I visited AFMIC a number of times and your photos of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine brought back memories. I have not toured Frederick village itself, but your story has prompted me to put it on my list of places to visit.
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Re: Family Fun in Kent County, Delaware

GarryRF ·
I'm visiting Delaware next month so I'll add Kent County to my list of small town USA . Love the Delmarva area. Full of Markets, History and hands on exhibits.
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Re: Touring Maryland's Scenic Eastern Shore

GarryRF ·
Good to see Robert Morris gets a mention in your blog. He financed the War of Independence with his fortune. Signed the Declaration of Independence. And formed the Bank of America. He did well for a Local - born a mile from my own Birthplace - here in Liverpool UK
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Re: Touring Maryland's Scenic Eastern Shore

PortMoresby ·
The bank that Morris was associated with was the Bank of North America. Bank of America originated in the early 20th c. in California. Poor old Morris spent several of his last years in debtors' prison and was buried in his brother-in-law's family plot without ceremony. Wikipedia: "Robert Morris holds the curious distinction as the only Founding Father whose house is a national memorial, but his life is not interpreted at the site."
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Re: Apr. 13, 2017: An afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park

GarryRF ·
A nature walk, beach and rock pools - what more could you want on a beautiful sunny day ! Nice pic's too Ottoman !
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Re: Apr. 13, 2017: An afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park

Ottoman ·
Hi GarryRF. Thanks for the feedback. The lovely afternoon I spent at Crystal Cove State Park with my family really was one of those instances where you look around, feel grateful and content for what you have and say to yourself..."What more could you ask for".
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Re: Apr. 13, 2017: An afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park

GarryRF ·
I keep a Video Log in my mind of all those "perfect moments" when you say to yourself " Hey ! Life doesn't get any better than this" I often re run those moments to myself on a winters day - usually catching 40 winks on a Sunday afternoon. Priceless !
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Re: Jan. 30, 2016: Houseboat, Marin County, CA

PortMoresby ·
These sites all say "Sausalito". Best guess, Kappas Harbor or Waldo Point, where Hwy 101 meets Bridgeway, the main drag through Sausalito. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/525584218987357033/ http://www.panoramio.com/photo/65281312 https://laundryonsundaes.wordpress.com/tag/parks/
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Re: Jan. 30, 2016: Houseboat, Marin County, CA

PHeymont ·
I've looked at the three sites (which all appear to show the same boat), but I think none of them is this one, unless a lot has happened in the years since I took the picture. The roofline is different, and this one lacks the steel stovepipe the other one shows. I'm fairly sure the spot where I took the picture was well out of town, but of course, boats can move...
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Re: Jan. 30, 2016: Houseboat, Marin County, CA

PortMoresby ·
The roof line is different because your photo is taken from the opposite end. There are so many other distinctive details, the style of mooring for instance, as well as the dock, and the missing stovepipe is behind leaves in yours. I'm also somewhat familiar with the area, having lived twice in Sausalito. I know of no other houseboats on the way to Muir Woods. Give up.
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Re: Jan. 30, 2016: Houseboat, Marin County, CA

PHeymont ·
I surrender.
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Re: Jan. 30, 2016: Houseboat, Marin County, CA

Travel Rob ·
Amazing that PortMoresby was able to find it so fast!
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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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A Visit to Ireland: Part 1) An overview of the Country and its People

DrFumblefinger ·
I remember being in Wales several times and looking across the sea to the west, thinking that I needed to get to Ireland.  Well I finally made it, completing this journey with my brother on our annual "getaway trip"!  It was a trip we really...
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Where Gumbo was #85)

Jonathan L ·
    In addition its contributions to the performing arts Los Angeles is also home to the largest art museum in the Western United States – The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Located on Wilshire Blvd just east of Fairfax Ave....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 18, 2015: A Rainy Morning at Point Arena

PortMoresby ·
  Leaving Elk on the Mendocino County coast, I turned left onto California Highway 1 and drove south under a heavier-than-foggy sky.  The plan was to make a couple of stops for pictures, then turn inland and head into wine country for an...
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Gold Country, California: The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

PortMoresby ·
  I thought this series about Gold Country was done.  But I realize now that may not be true for some time.  About 6 months ago, wanting to replace the wood stove in my house that was installed when the house was built in 1978, I called...
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World's largest plane visits Ireland

PHeymont ·
No, it's not the Airbus Beluga we've shown here or its Boeing equivalent; Russia's Antonov 225 Mirya, a 6-engined monster originally designed to move a space station to its launch site, recently visited Shannon in Ireland on a tour. Next stop, France....
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Apr. 13, 2017: An afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park

Ottoman ·
Crystal Cove State Park is a fine example of why people fall in love with California...Sand, Sun, and Surf.
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May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

Samantha ·
Last weekend we had some greaet weather and took a road trip near St. Mary's Glacier in Clear Creek County, Colorado. We saw this incredible frozen lake and had to stop and take some pictures. Hope you enjoy them.
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California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part II

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby completes the Spring 2017 tour of Sierra Foothills gardens open for charity, just minutes from her home.
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Mar. 8, 2017: Rachel the Piggy Bank at Pike Place Market

Samantha ·
A giant piggy bank that serves as a mascot for the famed Pike Place Market in Seattle, Rachel gets her day in these photos by Samantha
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March 22, 2017: Touring Westminster, Colorado

Samantha ·
Sometimes we forget that our home towns are someone else's touring destination... Here, Samantha welcomes us to her home town!
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U.S. has a (nearly) ghost airport, too

PHeymont ·
We've written here before about Spain's Castellon airport, until recently marooned without flights since it opened several years ago. But USA Today has uncovered a U.S. airport in nearly the same situation.   Mid America Airport in Muscoutah, IL,...
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Free Marin Art Studio Tours, First 2 Weekends in May

PortMoresby ·
Marin Open Studios, an organization of artists in Marin County, California, across the Golden Gate from San Francisco, offers free self-guided studio visits the first 2 weekend in May.  Find more information and maps here .
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 23, 2014: Old Bushmills Distillery, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Ottoman ·
  On April 20th, 1608, King James I granted Sir Thomas Phillips (a landowner and Governor of Co. Antrim, Ireland) a license to distill.  Thus, the Bushmills Distillery claims to be—and is almost unanimously considered to be—the...
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Trim Castle, Ireland (Where Gumbo was #190)

DrFumblefinger ·
Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman castle was the scene of this weeks puzzle. Read on for its fascinating history.
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Find The Most Romantic Boutique Hotel in Sydney

ArronHidd ·
There’s no better way of recharging your relationship and waking up those butterflies than going away for a little romantic getaway with your significant other. For trips like those, people often opt for some countryside family-owned bed and breakfast, but what if you want to make your romantic trip a city break as well? Let’s say you choose Sydney to be your destination. Where would you stay? Boutique hotels make the perfect choice since they’re petite, usually independent, and, therefore,...
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Oct. 21, 2016: Canoeing Low Force, River Tees, County Durham.

Ian Cook ·
A series of photos of people canoeing Low Force, River Tees, Middleton in Teesdale, County Durham.
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Well-aged (340 years) cheese surfaces in Sweden

PHeymont ·
At a naval shipwreck site in the Baltic Sea, researchers have found a tin of what appears to be ancient cheese.
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Nowhere, Arizona

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby heads back to the high desert of southeastern Arizona, Cochise County, the perfect place to rest and clear her head.
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Family Fun in Kent County, Delaware

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the travel gems for you to enjoy when visiting Delaware's Kent County.
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Touring Maryland's Scenic Eastern Shore

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger visits pretty Talbot County in Maryland, and shares some suggestions for fun ways to spend your time in the small towns of Easton, Oxford and St. Michaels.
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Montpelier, Home of President Madison

George G. ·
George G shares details of a visit to Montpelier, the home of President James Madison and his spouse, Dolly Madison, in Orange County, Virginia.
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November 14, 2019: Kit Carson County Carousel, Burlington, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
You'll find a beautifully preserved historic carousel in Kit Carson County, Colorado.
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Ireland unveils new 'Way' to tour

PHeymont ·
The Shannon Estuary Way is one of several road-trip itineraries Irish tourism authorities hope will help visitors stay longer and spend more.
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A Visit to Ireland: (Part 7) the Cliffs of Moher

DrFumblefinger ·
    Our journey around Ireland next took us north to the  Cliffs of Moher .  From Dingle we headed through Tralee then to the Tarbert ferry over the River Shannon.  The ferry ride can save you considerable time (the other...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 27, 2014: The Dark Hedges, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Ottoman ·
  Years ago, when I was in elementary school, I remember one of my teachers showing my class a photo of some really interesting and eerie looking trees.  Being quite young at the time, I thought the picture was really cool, but unfortunately...
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Apr. 14, 2016: Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas!

Ottoman ·
Although much of Las Vegas has changed over the last five decades, this iconic landmark has withstood the test of time.
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Schenectady: Two Museum Gems

PHeymont ·
Two small but fascinating museums in Schenectady, New York offer a day's worth of information and education. One's for science, the other for history.
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Jan. 30, 2016: Houseboat, Marin County, CA

PHeymont ·
A charming houseboat, along the road from Sausalito to Muir Woods. Can anyone help out with more specifics?
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Art, Architecture, History and More in Fun Frederick, MD

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the sights and activities she experienced on a fun weekend in Frederick, Maryland.
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Shannon highlights for a Trip to Remember

HolidayAutos (Guest) ·
Some great suggestions for a road trip through Ireland's spectacular and memorable Shannon region (sponsored content)
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Bunratty Castle, County Clare, Ireland

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visits Bunratty, a grim reminder of Ireland's long history of wars and rebellions.
 
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