Tagged With "Idaho"

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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

DrFumblefinger ·
The letters are triaged by elves, and the ones by naughty kids don't make his reading list. But all the good kid letters do!
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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

TravelandNature ·
Um, well, do the elves read TravelGumbo ? I meant to be good, I really did..
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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

DrFumblefinger ·
Of COURSE the elves read TravelGumbo! What intelligent being doesn't???
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Re: Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

GarryRF ·
Quite an extensive piece of work DrF. Very interesting. And a pleasure to read. Is the site still hot below ground ? I've visited a few volcanos and climbed the crater. But knowing its been dormant for so long doesn't inspire me to overstay my welcome !
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Re: Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for reading the piece and for your comment, GarryRF! The "Yellowstone" hot spot has migrated over the past thousands of years from eastern Oregon, across southern Idaho and now sits right under Yellowstone National Park. Actually the hot spot hasn't move at all, the earth's places move away from the hot spot, but it's just another way of thinking about it. I'd be careful about being around an active volcano but don't mind hanging around places like this or much of the Hawaiian...
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Re: Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

GarryRF ·
Yellowstone National Park has over 500 Geyser's - so I guess that counts as a "Hot Spot" (I just Googled it) I remember the smell of sulphur being one of the giveaways to a live site so I'll sniff my way about! Thanks for the info DrF.
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Re: Just over 2 weeks to Christmas. Be sure you get your letters mailed to Santa

TravelandNature ·
I like it ! Simple and straightforward picture. Does Santa still read letters or are all of the elves taking requests via email now ?
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Re: May 11, 2016: Shoshone Falls – Niagara of the West

DrFumblefinger ·
I love Shoshone Falls! Thanks for sharing this with us.
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Re: May 11, 2016: Shoshone Falls – Niagara of the West

Samantha ·
You are very welcome. We had never been to Idaho, and Twin Falls is now one of my favorite cities. Such a gorgeous state. Glad you enjoyed my post
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Re: May 11, 2016: Shoshone Falls – Niagara of the West

Samantha ·
Glad you enjoyed my post. I really did fall in love with Twin Falls. Can't wait to visit again one day.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 9, 2013: Biggest 12 pack in the world, Idaho

Former Member ·
Both displays are a bit over the top but good !
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

PHeymont ·
Wish I'd had THAT manhole cover for the blog we had here on Gumbo! And you got my heart with the bus...same model was my school bus at Fort Leavenworth in the 50s...
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

PortMoresby ·
Wallace reminds me of all my favorite places in the western US although I'd never heard of it before. I guess it's the look of an era rather than a particular place, when civilization arrived, paid for by the mines. Shacks replaced by wood replaced by stone & brick, a similar story all over the West. And amazing that so many survive. Thanks, DrF.
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

DrFumblefinger ·
Wallace is a very neat town to visit, very recommended stop along the I-90 freeway. Perfect place to walk around for a half day or day and take in the ambience of small town America. As you say, Port Moresby, there's a repeatable charm to how these towns grew up.
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

Former Member ·
Nice bus, i would like to take a trip on it
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

IslandMan ·
I love visiting old, small towns. There can be so much to see and it looks like Wallace has a lot of interesting history. The Bordello museum sounds fascinating and classic buses are a favorite of mine too. Thanks for taking us there DrF.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 28, 2013: Northern Pacific Depot Museum, Wallace, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
  Wallace is located in Idaho's panhandle near the Montana state line.  It sprung to life during a silver mining boom in 1884.  Within a few years Wallace was very prosperous and, with 2000 residents, the third largest town in the new...
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June 28, 2017: Balanced Rock - Twin Falls, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha visits this precarious landmark, 48 feet high and balancing on a skinny base.
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Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Arco, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time exploring Craters of the Moon National Monument until the rains came.
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April 22, 2020: More from Craters of the Moon

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some more pictures from her visit to Craters Of The Moon National Monument in Arco, Idaho.
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Jan 24, 2018: Rockies Diner - Boise Idaho

Samantha ·
At a diner seen on Man vs Food with Alan Richman, Samantha gets to watch a challenger attempt a real eating challenge.
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May 9, 2018: Table Rock, Boise, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some incredible views atop Table Rock in Boise, Idaho.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 28, 2014: Bear Grass, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
The first time I ever saw bear grass was while hiking in Idaho's panhandle some years ago.  I was standing in a field of lovely white blooming plants that resembled grass and didn't know what type of plant it was.  It was bear grass, not...
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Sept. 11, 2019: Smokin Yard's BBQ, Idaho Springs, CO

Samantha ·
While exploring the little city of Idaho Springs, Samantha and her husband enjoyed a meal at Smokin Yard's BBQ as well as the pig statue out front.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 9, 2013: Biggest 12 pack in the world, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
 I admire the ingenuity of the human spirit! Usually I try not to post pictures of a commercial nature on this website, but the cleverness of this appeals to me. While driving south on I-15, from Montana to Utah, we passed the farm country...
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Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
 Sometimes when I reflect on my travels, trends stand out that I might otherwise never have noticed.  For example, I’d not have thought myself unusually interested in volcanoes or lava, but in the past few years I’ve visited a...
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Be sure to stop at Twin Falls, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
Most travelers seem in a big hurry to complete their drive on the I-84 freeway, through the lava fields of the Snake River Plain.  Their destinations are often Boise to the north, Yellowstone National Park to the east, or Salt Lake City to...
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Stevens Lake -- A Hidden Gem in Idaho's Bitterroot Range

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the time of year when those of us who love to hike have our eyes gazing to the tops of the mountains, longing to get up to those high passes.  But there's still a lot of snow and ice up there, at least in Western Canada and the Pacific...
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Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

DrFumblefinger ·
I've driven past the picturesque town of Wallace, Idaho (population about 800) many times and had always been drawn to the historic buildings and beautiful setting.  I remember telling my wife that someday we needed to exit and explore the town,...
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In Hemingway’s footsteps: Ketchum and Sun Valley, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
As we drive north from Twin Falls, through black lava fields, farms and sage, I take in the majestic mountains ahead as they emerge from the clouds.  It’s easy to see why this area had a special place in ‘Papa’ Hemingway’s...
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April 13, 2016: Centennial Waterfront Park - Twin Falls, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha reports on Twin Falls, Idaho's waterfront park, popular with visitors and residents for picnics, boating, hiking and more.
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May 11, 2016: Shoshone Falls – Niagara of the West

Samantha ·
On the Snake River, near Twin Falls, Shoshone is actually higher and wider than Niagara, and may make better viewing without all the attractions.
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January 6, 2016: Bald Eagles, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
Every fall and early winter, hundreds of bald eagles gather around the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
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January 25, 2016. Idaho sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful sunset from the Idaho Panhandle.
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January 4, 2019: Fresh Snow in the Mountains

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos of fresh snow and sunshine in the mountains.
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Bald Eagle

Xenophile ·
Bald Eagle
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The moon over Coeur d'Alene

Xenophile ·
The moon over Coeur d'Alene
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Lake Coeur d'Alene late afternoon sun

Xenophile ·
Lake Coeur d'Alene late afternoon sun
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Evening at late Coeur d'Alene

Xenophile ·
Evening at late Coeur d'Alene
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Christmas lights at the Coeur d'Alene Resort

Xenophile ·
Christmas lights at the Coeur d'Alene Resort
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Re: May 9, 2018: Table Rock, Boise, Idaho

George G. ·
Nice story. Had me guessing it was in another part of the world that looked very similar. I would be interested in any other places you visited in Boise.
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Coeur d'alene Resort, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
Coeur d'alene Resort, Idaho
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