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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 9, 2015: All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum

DrFumblefinger ·
I hope you washed down that dimsum with a nice drink at the Top-of-the Mark. No better place to enjoy the sunset in San Francisco, PM.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 9, 2015: All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum

PortMoresby ·
Last time I was at Top of the Mark I was in high school. It was THE place to go on prom night, along with the Tonga Room across the street at the Fairmont. I actually seriously considered staying at one place or the other on this road trip but opted for the free parking at the hostel, so annoying was the price of parking on Nob Hill. Interesting how decision-making can work. And btw, check in next Saturday and see where I actually did have a drink after dim sum.
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Re: Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

DrFumblefinger ·
What a great way to end a roadtrip. I've visited Chinatown many times in the 20+ years I lived in California, always on the agenda when going to the Bay area. But you saw things in it that I just didn't appreciate. I mostly went for a great meal. You seem to have experienced a genuine slice of China in America. A belated Happy Birthday, PM! Wishing you many more.
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Re: Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

Travel Rob ·
What a great roadtrip and insiders view of San Francisco!
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Re: Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

Jennifer (aka Dr. J) ·
Great post! I love Chinatown in SF! I used to walk through every day on my way to work between Pacific Heights where I lived and the Embarcadero where I worked. It's been five years since we moved to Ireland and I still miss this daily walk. Here are some posts and photos I have taken over the years in SF Chinatown. http://www.sidewalksafari.com/search/label/Chinatown
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 16, 2015: Coffee & Dessert in North Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
Had I know such a good-looking almond croissant was at stake, I would have flown to SF to help you celebrate your natal day, PM! Belated happy birthday, and thanks for sharing this trip with us.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 16, 2015: Coffee & Dessert in North Beach

PortMoresby ·
Thanks DrF. So then, should we go to such a place together sometime, it had better not have just one almond croissant left. It could get ugly. I know what a gentleman you are, but everyone has their limits.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 16, 2015: Coffee & Dessert in North Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
Precisely. But I am also easily distracted in a bakery such as this, so I might just let that almond croissant slide by as I reach for a slice of black forest cake!
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Re: San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status

DrFumblefinger ·
That is truly excellent news! Thanks for sharing it, Marilyn. I love these old missions and I'm glad more USA sites are finally being recognized. Seems the UNESCO committee views North America as it's "Orphan continent".
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Re: San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status

Travel Luver ·
I haven't visited these places since I was a kid but remember how cool I thought they were. I need to get back there soon....
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Re: SF: Walls take revenge on public urination

TravelGirlJenn ·
Time will tell to see if this will work. In that particular area of the city, the worse offenders are usually (1)too drunk to notice until it is too late or (2) are transient. If it does work, I say that they add this special paint to all areas of the BART stations! Please! It sure is a wake up call on certain mornings!
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Re: SF: Walls take revenge on public urination

Travel Rob ·
It sounds like a potential Yakov Smirnoff joke to me. " In Soviet Russia walls pee on you"
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Re: Southwest takes off for Hawaii test flights

PortMoresby ·
This is exciting! I had to know more so, from the SW website, the 4 California cities to be served non-stop will be Oakland, San Jose, San Diego & (sound of trumpets) . . . Sacramento. Yay!
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Re: A Month in Chiapas

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm curious if you'd return to either of the Airbnb rooms you used during this stay? And why?
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Re: A Month in Chiapas

PortMoresby ·
I think I'd have to say, probably not. Neither was perfect and we're always looking for some sort of perfection, aren't we? I am certainly, not a member of the "it's only a place to sleep" club. It's my home for the time I'm there & even on a paltry budget, I'm fussy. I liked the 1st place, in part because I had it to myself nearly the entire 2 weeks. But the bed wasn't great. The 2nd place (located on booking.com, my other favorite site) was very comfortable but the noise would rule it...
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Re: Bologna: a Wonderful City to Walk Around

Ron B. ·
Some of my pix from a couple of years ago
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Re: February 17, 2020: San Francisco Views

GarryRF ·
Go to Fishermans Wharf. Rent a Bicycle. Ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. Stop at all viewing spots. On to Sausalito. Stop for Coffee and a cake. Sit on the sea wall and watch the Fishing Boats cleaning their nets. The Seagulls will steal your piece of cake when you're not looking . Back on the Bicycles and on to Tiburon using the Cycle Tracks. Find the Ferry Terminal then back home to base. Wonderful days excersise !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 11, 2015: Colorful Puerto Rico

Marilyn Jones ·
Awesome photos! Beautiful destination.
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Re: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

PHeymont ·
I see that it started at the Tate, and has been at the Getty...and much as I'd love to join you in SF, I'm too booked up between now and September. Do you know if it will visit other museums in the U.S.?
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Re: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Do you know if it will visit other museums in the U.S.? I have no idea. Enlighten us, please, Pheymont.
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Re: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

PHeymont ·
I’ve been searching and found nothing…I hoped perhaps someone else had information! Tomorrow I will call the DeYoung and ask.
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Re: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Don't let them hear that capital D in de Young. If you change your mind and visit SF before July 19th, you can hop over to the Legion of Honor and catch the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection show, too.
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Re: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

DrFumblefinger ·
It sounds appealing but I also have a summer of commitments... But please do report back on what you find, PM! I love Turner's work.
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Re: California road trip ideas

Former Member ·
Mrs. Briggs - There are roads aplenty in California. Where you go depends on your family's interests. Pick a theme and the route will take care of itself. Would you say that your family more enjoys scenic routes or taking advantage of what cities have to offer ? Mountains or ocean ? Would you like to see gardens or maybe historical homes ? Maybe your crowd would go for a trip that strings together movie filming locations or old west towns ? What are your hobbies ? - shopping for antiques ?
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Re: Would You Walk to Mexico to Save 100s on Airfare?

DrFumblefinger ·
It it made economic sense, I'd do it too, especially if I lived in the San Diego area.
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Re: Coastal California: A Village, a Hamlet, and a Wide Spot in the Road

PHeymont ·
Great pictures, great vegetables, great kids... The San Gregorio Stage Stop...would I be right in guessing that it also served as a gas station at some point? The architecture suggests so...
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Re: Coastal California: A Village, a Hamlet, and a Wide Spot in the Road

PortMoresby ·
The Stage Stop is one of those buildings that's become invisible, even while being half the commercial district of San Gregorio. Maybe this illustrates the fact that we see things differently when we're in the picture zone, that it was the first time I really looked at it. I assume it was a gas station, looks like a pump rusting there on the left. But even I'm not old enough to have seen it in action.
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Re: Mission San Juan Capistrano -- "Worth a Visit"

GarryRF ·
Interesting tour DrF. Other than a living museum does the mission have a function today ? Very comprehensive collection of photos and well described too. There must be a long and interesting story to these missions - other than teaching religion. Fascinating history of a new country. Thanks.
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Re: Mission San Juan Capistrano -- "Worth a Visit"

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks the comment Garry. Yes the mission still functions as a place of worship. But the main place of worship is the new basilica which is right next door. Today it is mostly a museum.
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Re: Banff National Park: Hiking in the Subalpine Splendor of Sunshine Meadows

MsNomadica ·
Hi, Yes, that is exactly the route we planned to get there, though the trip will actually begin in San Diego this time and be preceded by a trip up the U.S. west coast. But coming back, we are thinking of going to Calgary then dropping all the way down to Montana and Wyoming, and heading back to San Diego via Las Vegas, where we have family. We spent a nice little time thinking about it and planning, even though it won't be until next summer, all because of your post! So thanks for giving us...
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Re: Banff National Park: Hiking in the Subalpine Splendor of Sunshine Meadows

Travel Rob ·
MsNomadica, I'd love to read more about your road trip from San Diego to Key West! I've been thinking about a similar road trip the last few years.
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Re: Banff National Park: Hiking in the Subalpine Splendor of Sunshine Meadows

MsNomadica ·
Travel Rob, You can read about the San Diego to Key West road trip on www.msnomadica.com . It's on the posts from last July & August. They weren't really meant as a travel blog so much as a record of my sister and I trying to decide where we were going to live once we leave New Orleans. In any case, I can tell you that we basically loved San Diego, Disney and Key West, while Austin and Fort Lauderdale were both a bit of a let down. We've loved living in New Orleans, but it's been just...
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Re: Roadfood -- the best "American food" out there!

Jonathan L ·
I have listened to their contributions to The Splended Table podcast for years. Their suggestions are wonderful!
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Re: San Diego Model Railroad Museum: Where Gumbo Was #39

Andre Pur ·
So nice, i love trains And i love to travel by train too, i don't know why but traveling by train makes me more relaxed!
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Re: A Day at the Zoo: San Diego, California

IslandMan ·
A well written and informative blog piece Dr F...I agree with you that zoos should not be abandoned. There is a place for them especially when it comes to protecting endangered species. The San Diego Zoo certainly looks like a great place to visit and the variety of animals there is a regular Noah's Ark (good to see a few Aussie Koalas). You've captured some amazing shots in the gallery too.
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Re: A Day at the Zoo: San Diego, California

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks IslandMan! Probably the rarest animal at the zoo is the California Condor. Only the San Diego and Los Angeles zoos exhibit these birds and were instrumental in saving them from extinction. With only a few dozen birds left in the wild, a controversial decision was made several decades ago to capture them all and place the remaining birds in these two zoos for a captive breeding program. They now number several hundred and are slowly being re-introduced into the wild, with limited...
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Re: A Day at the Zoo: San Diego, California

Travel Rob ·
Great photos and glad to hear the Condor is making a comeback.i still visit zoos all over and both the San Diego and LA Zoos are two of my favorites.The old advertising for the San Diego Zoo was <You belong in the Zoo and the Zoo belongs to you.
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Re: A Day at the Zoo: San Diego, California

Andre Pur ·
I really love the Panda, I'm so happy when i see those bears Thank you for the pictures they are really lovely .
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Re: A Day at the Zoo: San Diego, California

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you, Andre! This was the third zoo I've ever seen giant pandas in. And by far it was the best one. They had two pandas, in separated but adjoining enclosures (one male, one female). Both were sitting there eating bamboo and seemed to enjoy watching the throng of people walking by them. It was as though the zoo's visitors were there to entertain the pandas, rather than the other way around. As for bears, I'm always happier to see them in a zoo than on a hiking trail in the Rockies...
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Re: A Tale of Two Food Tours: Buenos Aires

PHeymont ·
This blog has left me feeling so full...and so envious!
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Re: A Tale of Two Food Tours: Buenos Aires

Travel Rob ·
Your blog has converted me into an aspiring Foodie now!
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Re: A Tale of Two Food Tours: Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: Your blog has converted me into an aspiring Foodie now! That's the best compliment a blogger can receive, Travel Rob!
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Re: A Tale of Two Food Tours: Buenos Aires

vivie ·
Now, i'm hungry Thanks for sharing...pics are delicious !
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Re: Don't Expect Things to Work Like Home

GarryRF ·
Sounds like the unplanned cultural excursion that I prefer. I hate being shoulder to shoulder when its peak time. So like you I go the opposite way to the rush. Good pix too ....
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Re: Don't Expect Things to Work Like Home

PortMoresby ·
It's been long enough since my residence in PR that I seem to be craving a trip back. Having lived in Isla Verde & Santurce, I've wanted to return for a stay in Old San Juan. You've just added fuel to that desire, JL.
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