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Re: Casa Bacardi Rum Plant, San Juan, Puerto Rico

DrFumblefinger ·
I've visited the Bacardi plant too, and remember being quite impressed by it. As I recall, the original was in Cuba and the family moved to P.R. to escape Castro. And I'm proud to see you standing after those free samples! Thanks for the post.
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Re: Pittsburgh's North Side

George G. ·
My parents lived and grew up on the Northside from the 1920's to the 1950's. I was born in the city and baptized on the Northside. My grandparents Northside house is now in a dangerous slum area. There are many great ethnic eateries in the area, especially German in the Northside neighborhood of Deutschtown. Max's Tavern is a great spot for German fare and beer.
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Re: Airbus opens new Factory in the USA

GarryRF ·
On my frequent visits to Philadelphia from England I always fly with US Airways. Not an exciting experience - just a reliable journey with convenient times. But my last round trip was an amazing transformation. AMERICAN AIRLINES and US Airways have merged and the staff were amazing. The plane was a new Airbus 330 both times. The legroom was more than enough. I usually purchase extra legroom and this time I'm glad I didn't. The food was good and served hot. Free cans of Cola and orange etc.
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Re: Airbus opens new Factory in the USA

DrFumblefinger ·
There's a lot of competition on the TransAtlantic routes, so airlines need to put their best effort into drawing in customers. Just so you know, that's not usually what American is like when you fly it domestically. But I'm glad you had a great experience with them.
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Re: Airbus opens new Factory in the USA

Travel Rob ·
Really happy that Mobile, Alabama got that as it's bringing in a lot of jobs to the area.
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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory Tour

DrFumblefinger ·
  Much like lei made of tropical blossoms, or Dole pineapples, Mauna Loa macadamia nuts have long been a symbol of Hawaii for me.  As a child I recall family friends returning to the frozen White North from Hawaii, bringing small cans of...
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Airbus opens new Factory in the USA

DrFumblefinger ·
    Airbus is in the process of opening it's first manufacturing facility in the United States.  The company claims the factory will be the most efficient in the world and will have it focus on building the largest versions of its...
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Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory, Daytona Beach, FL

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us along on a candy factory tour, and leaves us with our mouths watering for some of the treats!
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Pittsburgh's North Side

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of Pittsburgh's North Side for some contemporary art and classic architecture
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Casa Bacardi Rum Plant, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Samantha ·
A factory visit with a twist: Samantha takes us to the home of some of the world's favorite rums.
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July 3, 2016 - Packard Factory, Akron, Ohio

Jonathan L ·
On a road trip I happened upon a classic car show in the parking lot outside the Packard Museum in Akron Ohio
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Re: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory Tour

PortMoresby ·
This may be a first on TG, "Don't go here". But your pain is worth it to us, for the garden pictures, very nice. I was there in the early '80s and all I recall is the shop.
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Re: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory Tour

DrFumblefinger ·
Some folks might be fascinated by the place, PM, but I found it a disappointment. It would be at the bottom of my list of recommended things to do on the Big Island. And yes, the garden was a redeeming feature. The gift shop was tantalizing, but over-priced.
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Re: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory Tour

PHeymont ·
I wouldn't want to be accused of being anti-Hershey or anything (might be my prejudice about their barring the import of REAL Cadbury milk chocolate), but Hershey has a bad record on factory tours. They used to have a great one at their factory in Hershey, PA, but closed the tour about 25 years ago and replaced it with an amusement-style ride—a little like Small, Small World—that showed trees and natives and ships, and absolutely no sense of how workers turn the nibs into chocolate in a real...
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Re: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory Tour

PortMoresby ·
The macadamia tour doesn't sound all that different from the factory part of my visit to Charleston Tea Plantation . But that was just a small part and combined with the guided tour around the farm, it was good. Maybe a tea plantation needs to "cultivate" more goodwill than Hershey's macadamias.
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Re: Feel like a Kid Again at Hammond's Candies, Denver

DrFumblefinger ·
Shades of Willy Wonka! That looks like fun.
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Re: Feel like a Kid Again at Hammond's Candies, Denver

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for sharing! I lived in the Denver area 5 years and never knew about Hammonds. This will give me a reason to return!
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Re: Feel like a Kid Again at Hammond's Candies, Denver

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comments guys. It is a lot of fun and I am sorry that you didn't make it there Travel Rob. Maybe sometime as a "visitor", lol. I always look forward to bringing out of town guests. Hope you guys can visit one day.
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Re: Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, CA

DrFumblefinger ·
What fun! I love Jelly Bellys -- who doesn't. My favorite flavors are root beer and a bunch of the berry bellys. Great post, thanks!
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Re: July 3, 2016 - Packard Factory, Akron, Ohio

PHeymont ·
OK...I love the Packard...but what's with that Delorean? Has the time-travel equipment been stripped?
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Re: July 3, 2016 - Packard Factory, Akron, Ohio

Jonathan L ·
Yes, Paul, there was no sign of a flux capacitor. I have always like the look of the Delorean, especially the wings
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Re: July 3, 2016 - Packard Factory, Akron, Ohio

GarryRF ·
That's a wonderful collection of cars Jonathan. I don't think I've seen a Packard before. So thanks for adding this maker to my list. I'm off to Google Packard images and spend an hour "going back in time" .. Q. Did every kid have a model Delorean ?
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Re: July 3, 2016 - Packard Factory, Akron, Ohio

PHeymont ·
Garry, if you really want to know more about Packards..."Ask the man who owns one!" There, I got that in! It was Packard's great advertising slogan for many years. Enjoy your research: It was a great luxury brand that ran down after World War II, but it was also a pioneer in a number of ways, including being the first cars to have air-conditioning...in the 1930s!
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Alfaro Castro Hermanos, Sarchi, Costa Rica (Where Gumbo was #378)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting a traditional ox cart factory. Ox carts were historically used to haul farm products and goods, and you can still spot some on rural roads to this day.
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Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, CA

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us on a unique tour: the factory where the iconic jelly beans are made. She recommends a weekday visit when the factory is working.
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Feel like a Kid Again at Hammond's Candies, Denver

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us on a tour of a candy factory that is a Denver tradition as well as a delight for children of all ages...
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Road Trip: The Tillamook Cheese Factory

PortMoresby ·
In honor of the cheese she never tires of, PortMoresby drives down the Oregon coast on a pilgrimage to the home of a famous domestic cheddar.
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Cheesy Tillamook Photo

Samantha ·
Samantha shares a cheesy photo of her and her husband while touring the Tillamook Cheese Factory on a recent trip to Oregon.
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Tillamook Creamery, Oregon: Doing It Right over 100 Years!

Samantha ·
Tillamook Creamery in Oregon remains guided by thevalues and beliefs they started with in 1909. Samantha shares her visit and some "cheesy" photos.
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