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Re: The Museums of Astoria Oregon

PHeymont ·
It's amazing how many interesting, and often small, local museums there are. It's too easy to only notice the big ones with the big names! Keep these coming!
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Re: The Museums of Astoria Oregon

George G. ·
Your travel blogs are always steeped in history and visual delight.
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Re: Columbia River Gorge, Where Gumbo Was #82

HistoryDigger ·
Never been. Thanks for another great mystery destination revealed.
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Re: Columbia River Gorge, Where Gumbo Was #82

DrFumblefinger ·
Very easy to combine a few days where with visits to Portland, Seattle and other destinations in the Inland NW. As you can see, it's amazingly beautiful.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 17, 2013: Portland steamship, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon

PHeymont ·
Fascinating to see how many forms tugs and towboats take! Here's one from New York with a similar history. She's the W.O. Decker, one of the last steam tugs built in New York Harbor (1930) and also later converted to diesel...and also retired in the 1980s. She's a tiny tug, built to move barges in an out of the small coves and streams that join New York Harbor. Since 1986, the W.O. Decker has belonged to the South Street Seaport Museum. I was fortunate to have had a harbor cruise that...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 17, 2013: Portland steamship, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the extra insight, PHeymont. There is a certain charm to a tugboat -- sort of a "little engine who could".
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Re: Crater Lake — The Most Beautiful Lake In The World(!?)

GarryRF ·
Certainly is beautiful DrF !! Those snow capped mountains scare me off from wanting to dive into the lake. People do apply odd descriptions to wonderful things. My favourite is "It was breath-taking" The number of times I've applied the Heimlich manoeuvre to someone who's been choking on a magnificent vista. Please tell me - are the Canadians addicted to calling everything "Awesome" too ?
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Re: Crater Lake — The Most Beautiful Lake In The World(!?)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, Garry. The lake, as you would expect for one so high up, is too cold for most people to want to swim in it. But it's pretty awesome, eh? I'd say the "eh?" is perhaps the best way to identify a Canadian. Awesome I've heard used most everywhere I go, and Awesome certainly can be applied to this lake. Hope you have a very pleasant New Year, GarryRF!
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Re: Crater Lake — The Most Beautiful Lake In The World(!?)

GarryRF ·
I would describe both Crater Lake and the Grand Canyon as Awe inspiring.. A fitting use of the word. You all have yourself an Awesome year too - eh ?
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 12, 2015: Sunset, Roseburg, Oregon

Ragengirl3 ·
  I spotted this beautiful sunset right off my front porch. I thought to myself, I had to capture this Oregon sunset. It was the first I've seen like it as usually the climate here is too foggy to appreciate the beautiful scenery.    
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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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Columbia River Gorge, Where Gumbo Was #82

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, which straddles northern Oregon and southern Washington states.  Specifically, Gumbo was enjoying the amazing view of the Gorge through the lobby window of the Skamania Lodge  in...
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March 18 2018: Columbia River, Astoria, Oregon

Jonathan L ·
The old piers on the Columbia River give a beautiful perspective to the water.
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June 14, 2018: Baker City, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the buildings he saw while exploring Baker City's historic district.
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June 28, 2018: Godbeams over eastern Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos of light breaking through clouds over northeastern Oregon.
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Astoria, Oregon

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a trip to the Columbia River and the old cannery town of Astoria, Oregon
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The Museums of Astoria Oregon

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L rounds out his time in Astoria, Oregon with a visit to three fascinating small museums for you to enjoy.
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Fort Clatsop and Oregon Beaches

Jonathan L ·
Lewis and Clark lore, history and some great beaches highlight this week's installment of Jonathan L's Pacific Northwest odyssey.
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Oregon State Capitol: She Flies With Her Own Wings

Samantha ·
Samantha shares Oregon's unusual Capitol with us, as she sets out on the second half of her tour of America's 50 state capitols.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 3, 2014: Sunset over the Dalles, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
 The town known as "The Dalles" was the western end of the historic Oregon Trail  It was where pioneers in the 19th century loaded their wagons onto rafts or barges and floated them down the Columbia River to the mouth of the Willamette...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 17, 2013: Portland steamship, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Portland, a steam towboat, was used in the mid 20th century to dock, turn and assist ships through the Willamette River's narrow channels.  She was retired in the early 1980s when more efficient diesel engined boats took her place....
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Crater Lake — The Most Beautiful Lake In The World(!?)

DrFumblefinger ·
 The phrase “most beautiful in the world” is batted about with relative ease.  I've heard it used to describe dogs, cats, flowers, homely children and assorted celebrities.  Always it denotes something special to...
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Oregon's newest attraction looks wheel-ie good!

PHeymont ·
Oregon's newest Scenic Bikeway is in an area of beautiful colors and geological history. It adds 130 miles to Oregon's 1000-mile bikeway system.
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Re: Oregon's newest attraction looks wheel-ie good!

HistoryDigger ·
Add that to my wish list!
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Approaching Snowstorm, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys the changing patterns of the sky, such as this approaching snowstorm in the remote desert.
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The Flame, Springfield, Oregon

Samantha ·
While Samantha and her husband were visiting Springfield, Oregon they saw this amazing "Flame" sculpture that reminded her of an Olympic Cauldron.
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