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Re: Best and Worst U.S. airports: No surprises

GarryRF ·
I believe Airports should be judged solely on whether you had a pleasant experience. There is no way Orlando isn't in the Top10. New York is a disgrace. But I pass through as an alien - US residents see no problem. Philadelphia is a dream. Excellent Airport.
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Re: Universal Orlando Goes All Out This Summer

Former Member ·
I love Harry Potter and the World of Harry, i'm a big fan It will be a dream come true if i'll ever visit this enchanted place
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Re: The morphing airline seat. An idea whose time has come

PHeymont ·
I hope this is something in the near future, and not just a dream. Just did a trans-continental with 32" pitch in United economy, and it was OK...but if the folks in front had done one of those full reclines...fuhgeddaboutit!
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Re: Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart

GarryRF ·
I know the implications of using a scantily clad "Bimbo" to sell cars ! But its also a reminder of the "Fairer Sex" who'll be waiting when I get home to share my moment of madness in signing on the Dotted Line. A Car is a Car. I can dream. Don't spoil it with trivia !
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Re: Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart

DrFumblefinger ·
GarryRF, by bimbo selling a car, I presume you mean the guy in the blue t-shirt above, right? The ones in the bottom photo are just mannequins in frilly color coordinated wraps. And a man can dream. No question that the Mercedes product is a top-notch one.
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Re: Showdown in Florence: Contemporary Artists vs Michelangelo

Travel Rob ·
I don't know how these contemporary artists feel, but it's a tall order to be compared to Michelangelo. I think I'd rather take on the original Dream Team in basketball in their prime then what these artists up against.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
Come to think of it, I sure hope Banksy didn't block any footpaths with his endeavor. That could mean more trouble than even Disney could dream up
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Re: October 26, 2017: A Tribute to Tom Petty (1950 - 2017)

Travel Rob ·
A great tribute! I've always liked the songs of Tom Petty but I listened to them differently when I lived in Gainesville, Fl, his home town. Although a cute town with the thriving University of Florida, part of the town feels like they got left out of that success and dream of escaping to places of more opportunity. In his case he used his talents to escape his father. The city is rightfully proud he was able to make it big in California.
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

GarryRF ·
Apr 13, 2013 The boss of New York’s Central Park hailed his first visit to Birkenhead Park which inspired its design as “a dream come true” Doug Blonsky, president and chief executive of the New York Central Park said: “You drive around Birkenhead Park and there is no question that the physical similarities between here and Central Park are there" “To come here and take a look at it is a dream come true for me."
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Re: Beating Jet Lag

GarryRF ·
You're quite right DrF ! Usually when I return on a long flight the cabin is like a Doctors waiting room. Coughing and sneezing and spluttering. Headache. But the Dreamliner was - a dream ! So much healthier and with the windows darkened 'til just before breakfast - most people slept well - even the babies on board
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Re: Is Visa everywhere you want to be?

PHeymont ·
Very good advice, Rob...and also check with the card-issuer what fees it charges for overseas use...some of them not only charge foreign-exchange fees, but also hefty ATM fees! One idea that may make sense for many travelers: Charles Schwab has a "high-yield investment" checking account that seems almost like a dream. No fees, no minimum balance, no foreign exchange fees, no ATM fees, and if anyone charges you an ATM fee, they refund it. It's linked to an investment account, but you don't...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 23, 2015: First Class, Nanning Train Station

PortMoresby ·
I wouldn't dream of occupying while stabling in the train rest room, but in the waiting room? I thought that's what they were for. A wise man, or FaMale, should know better than to leave a nice comfortable clean place and get on a train in some parts of the world. It was a lesson it took me several trains to learn on that trip.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 22, 2015 : Antarctica

IslandMan ·
my number one dream destination..!!
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Re: How do you buy your travel?

PortMoresby ·
There's been no mention, that I noticed, of consolidators for multi-segment air travel. I've had great success over the years using Airtreks and now, after a number of bookings, have a "relationship" with an agent there. The only job of a consolidator is to find their clients the cheapest fares point to point and string them together to make a unique personalized trip. They use airlines with which they have contracts for the lowest fares so, short of a spectacular sale, will, as far as I can...
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Re: World's largest hotel to open in 2017

PortMoresby ·
Last night I had what seemed like a very long dream, hanging out with Joan Rivers. Not that it wasn't fun, but I'm as likely to think about staying in a hotel of this size anywhere as it is likely for that dream to come true.
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Re: Portland, Oregon - Part III - Escaping

Jonathan L ·
Thanks again for a wonderful view of the Portland area. If you had continued East along the Columbia River you would have reached the Maryhill Museum . This fascinating collection of art started as the dream of Samuel Hill who was president of the Seattle Gas and Electric Company around the start of the 20th century. He hoped to build a Quaker farming community, but irrigation proved too difficult. Istead he was convinced to turn his mansion into an art museum. His collection was eclectic. I...
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Samantha, I'd love to visit Cooperstown. When I saw Hank Aaron's boyhood home at Mobile's minor league stadium with all it's incredible baseball memorabilia, I knew I had to see the Baseball Hall of Fame one day. Thanks for showing me what to expect!
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Samantha ·
Hi Rob, it is a really cool place to visit. I had been to the Negro Hall of Fame in Kansas, but not the one in Cooperstown. It was so worth the wait! Thanks for mentioning Aaron's home in Mobile. I would like to see it someday too. Have a great weekend
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Travel Rob ·
You can't help but be impressed with the Aaron family after seeing the place! Glad to see the Hall of Fame has a great Hank Aaron section too! My blog on Hank Aaron's childhood home: https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...ron-s-childhood-home
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Travel Rob ·
This has been by far TravelGumbo's most popular blog so far. Some questions we had answered from followers. Thanks! The address of the field was 13155 North Broadway, Cortez, Colorado. According to custom rod and restoration, the bulk of the property was sold and he just took o r moved the last of the cars. So good PHeymont took the photos in the fields heyday!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

scubatrucker ·
I'm a truck driver and every time I pass this field I pull over and take pictures. I was there again on Dec. 20, 2013. Sadly most are now gone. Noticed some where no longer there from when I stopped in February 2013 and July 2012. There's probably only about a dozen that remain now. In fact if you view it from google earth you can see the empty spaces where they once stood. Glad I found your post. I've always wondered what the story of this field was. I just posted new shots on...
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Travel Rob ·
Thank you Scubatruckdriver for the update. And welcome to TravelGumbo!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

DrFumblefinger ·
They should give these cars to the Cubans. They would have them painted, polished and running in short order. Can't help but love old cars!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

GarryRF ·
My English son collects old English Cars. He's rebuilt about 5 so far and enters them in shows. But he lives in Delaware ! It's not unusual to pack a replacement Floor Pan for a Mini in my Luggage when I travel from the UK to Philadelphia!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Mac ·
Great story! The way restored car prices are now, these surely must be valuable to the right collector. Agree with Dr.F that the Cubans would sort them in short order.
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

DrFumblefinger ·
Some of them look almost rusted through, but others seem to have at least decently preserved bodies that could be easily restored, I would think. I love these old cars! They certainly don't make them like this anymore.
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

GarryRF ·
Just had a look through your extended album of 94 fascinating pix. I'd have to sit in every one of them before I could move on. Like lost dogs - and all with a story to tell !
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

PortMoresby ·
Reminds me of the airplane boneyard near Davis-Monthan Airfield in Tucson.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 1, 2014: Marsaxlokk

DrFumblefinger ·
More blue boats.....I believe I'm seeing a trend, here, PM. Do you dream of blue boats?
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Re: The Architecture of Old Sana'a, Yemen

PortMoresby ·
Lucky you! Yemen is high on my wish list but I may have missed my chance on this one. I sailed past not long ago but not the same, by a long shot, as my dream of staying in one of those beautiful buildings in Sana'a. For those wanting to get a feel for the city, there's an excellent documentary about English writer, Tim Mackintosh-Smith, who has lived in Sana'a for years, ' The English Sheik and the Yemeni Gentleman'. Also, 'New Day in Old Sana'a', by a Yemeni director. Both available on ...
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Re: "Stars of the Big and Small Screen": Hollywood rolls into Calgary

GarryRF ·
Thanks for reviving this wonderful presentation Ottoman. My wife could leave me here while she went shopping - or maybe she went away for a week ! And I still wouldn't be ready to leave when she got back. All your dream cars under 1 roof. Heaven in metal.
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Re: Gallery: Les Halles, Dijon, France

PHeymont ·
We spent a day in Dijon on the way from Paris to Lyon...and were happy to have visited the medieval core and the home store of the Maille mustard folks...but we obviously missed one of the best attractions! Oh, the bread...and the cheese...and the tomatoes: a summer dream meal right there...
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San Marino

rbciao ·
This past May I was able to satisfy a childhood dream of visiting San Marino. After completing a fourth grade report on this place we finally spent a night there. This also comes after traveling in Italy since 1980. The republic is a beautiful place...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1b). Visiting Sir Arthur C. Clarke

DrFumblefinger ·
Part 1a of this blog series discussed the city of Colombo.  This post focuses on its most famous resident, Sir Arthur C. Clarke   (Sir Arthur, at a desk.  An email addict, he loved the power of computers)   Much of my time in...
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Travel to Where "Your Shadow Always Has Company"

PHeymont ·
Well, you can't actually visit the planet Kepler 16b; it's not even in our solar system. But graphic artists at the National Aeronautical and Space Agency (NASA) have made up dream travel posters for several "exoplanets" (planets that orbit other...
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Holy Space Rays, Batman! Boeing patents "force field"

PHeymont ·
Boeing has taken a leaf from science fiction and turned it into a patent for a force field that could protect airplanes (and other objects) from damaging explosions. The title of the patent is "method and system for shockwave attenuation via...
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The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

PHeymont ·
Market hall at Frankfurt's Terminal 3, now under construction.   There seems to be a wave of airport building and airport expansion across the globe these days, and all of them boast of the wonderful future and wonderful facilities to come....
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Dream big! Designer thinks about huge zero-emission planes

PHeymont ·
Imagine a triple-decker plane that could carry 800 passengers, made almost no noise, and generated much of its own power in flight. Barcelona designer Oscar Vinals is working on that vision, and while much of it depends on whether technologies just...
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Lanai: Sorry, Island Closed for Renovation

PHeymont ·
Larry Ellison, the software billionaire (Oracle) has a dream of making the Hawaiian island of Lanai "the first economically viable, 100% green community" and he's closed down the island for a while to work on it. He can do that, because three years...
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Walking the Burgundy Canal

PortMoresby ·
  Several years ago, after the completing 100+ miles of England’s Cotswold Way, over hill and dale and, at times, experiencing painful difficulties, I resolved to give up hills in favor of walking along waterways, of which there are many,...
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Nashville, Tennessee.....the Elvis tour continues!

DrFumblefinger ·
  Until I attended my first medical meeting in Nashville, I'd never thought much about visiting this mid-sized city, an oversight on my part.  Nashville's a fun destination in many ways, especially if you're a fan of Country music.  I...
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Couple takes 100th cruise -- on the same ship!

DrFumblefinger ·
It's every business' dream!  Customers who like your product or service so much they keep coming back again and again and again -- 100 times to be exact!   Bernard and Janice Caffary from Florida are about to leave on their 100th cruise with...
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Yellowstone National Park in Winter

59nationalparks ·
Seeing all fifty-nine national parks was never a dream of ours--especially not in fifty-nine weeks.  We'd call it more of a whim, an impulse or an inspiration.  Going to Yellowstone National Park in the winter was something we had...
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No "Love" in this battle for Dallas airport gates

PHeymont ·
Southwest, which already controlled 16 of the 20 gate spots at Love Field, Dallas' second airport, has been approved to buy two more from United, in a move that could freeze Delta out altogether.   The gate slots are highly prized because the...
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Some cool images from a lovely resort in Jaipur

Pratap Singh ·
I recently shared a post on some amazing tourist sites in Jaipur, along with a few pink city resorts. So, one of them, Lohagarh Fort Resort share some amazing pictures, which were takes from their guests and they are amazing. Have a look at them and judge whether they are awesome or not.
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Ryanair on Alitalia: 'we want it and want it whole'

PHeymont ·
Ryanair moves toward a binding bid on the bankrupt carrier that would keep it flying whole and under its own name.
 
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