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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PortMoresby ·
I'm personally acquainted with one of Brunel's railway bridges, the Gatehampton Bridge over the Thames in Berkshire, England. I was advised by my Thames Path guidebook that I was approaching it. There was a strategically placed bench in a meadow where I sat, had a snack and looked at it from a distance for a bit before walking under it. Not at all knowledgeable, or even much interested, in bridges I tried to get at least a glimpse of what the guide meant when it said "one of Brunel's Great...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo, #60

Lynn Millar ·
Aha! This one had me because it looked so familiar, but I couldn't place. Yosemite, Sequoia, King National Parks? The fountain must have been turned off the day I was there 3 years ago, because I didn't notice it. Busy sipping tea in the lobby and on the verandah, watching children Easter egg hunt? And yes there is a tennis court on the property along with a swimming pool. It's in the circle in front of the Wawona Hotel south of Yosemite. After a stop there, I had a nice walk in the meadow...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: (Part 7) the Cliffs of Moher

rbciao ·
We've been to The Cliffs of Moher twice and each time was most enjoyable. Walking along these cliffs is exhilarating and the views of the Atlantic Ocean are beautiful. A very short drive from The Cliffs is the quaint little town of Doolin, which is also on the sea. It was late afternoon when we departed the The Cliffs and just decided, on a whim, to stop in Doolin to find a b&b to spend the night. We saw a sign for several b&b's, but decided to try a place called Susan Daly's...
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Re: Banff National Park: Hiking in the Subalpine Splendor of Sunshine Meadows

MsNomadica ·
Those photographs are wonderful, they're really giving me the itch to be there in person again. My visit to Banff and Lake Louise many years ago is one of my fondest travel memories. Imo, Lake Louise is one of the most beautiful, majestic and peaceful places to spend time. Recently, I've been considering going back, but I'm not one for cold weather. So it's gone on my list for next summer and I'm really looking forward to it. The last time I went, we drove from Seattle, and the drive through...
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Re: Banff National Park: Hiking in the Subalpine Splendor of Sunshine Meadows

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the nice comment, MsNomadica, and welcome to TravelGumbo! The Canadian Rockies are a very special place and perhaps no place is this better demonstrated than in Lake Louise. If you're traveling from Seattle, a trip up through Victoria and Vancouver, up and north from Whistler towards Jasper, then down the Rockies through Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore. I'd recommend making a loop drive, down through the Crowsnest Pass, Fernie, Cranbrook, Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, Couer d'alene and...
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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

DrFumblefinger ·
Sounds like you've got a great road-trip planned, MsNomadica! I'm ready to come along!!
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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: Banff National Park: Hiking in the Subalpine Splendor of Sunshine Meadows

MsNomadica ·
Actually, make that July and August of last year, not the ones just past.
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The Sunshine Skyway Bridge – The Creepy and the Miraculous

GutterPup ·
  If you follow Interstate 275 south through the city of St. Petersburg, Florida until you run out of land, you’ll be greeted by a gentle slope of road that seemingly rises from the waters of the Tampa Bay. This...
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The Bear Blog

59nationalparks ·
  I had a hunch when Shelly and I were planning our 59 National Park in 59 weeks tour that wildlife would be center stage.  I knew that the buffalo would roam in Yellowstone, that the tropical fish would dance...
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A springtime hike on the Yakima Rim Skyline Trail

DrFumblefinger ·
After a rather long winter I was ready for a pleasant dayhike.  While I’d rather head up to the mountains for a stroll in an alpine meadow, there’s way too much snow up there in April.  Fortunately in the Northwest there are some...
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Steamboat Rock, Washington — Wildflowers and Vistas galore!

DrFumblefinger ·
 The large basalt mass of Steamboat Rock is a distinct landmark in Central Washington state.  Steamboat Rock State Park is a dozen miles southwest of the massive Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River. The Park is on a peninsula...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 28, 2015: Runnymede, England

PortMoresby ·
  I first visited this meadow (mede) beside the River Thames in 1966, to visit one of several memorials located there.  Back then the grass was far less manicured than I found it more recently and my reason for going was just slightly older...
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Nov. 10, 2017: Hedgehog, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook presents background information and some great photos of a hedgehog, found in the pasture with some sheep!
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March 15, 2017: Winter Scenes from Turner Valley

Pierre Renault ·
Some wildlife scenes Pierre Renault recently captured while recently driving through Alberta's Turner Valley.
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Nature in England: Snettisham Bird Reserve

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines, a lover and documenter of nature, continues her journey of discovery in England with a stop at the Snettisham Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Reserve.
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Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, NY

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to Gumbo's destination of Flushing Meadows Park in Queens NY
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Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

Emily (Guest) ·
It's hard not to be attracted to a beautiful garden. Today Emily shares some of the world's finest.
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Vail Farmers' Market, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
During the summer months there's a nice Farmers' Market in Vail every Sunday.  It's situated on the north side of Gore Creek, on Meadow Drive, in close proximity to the town's large parking structure.  It compliments the nearby ...
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Glacier National Park, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
“ Far away in northwestern Montana, hidden from view by clustering mountain peaks, lies an unmapped corner – the Crown of the Continent .”    George Bird Grinnell (1901)   It’s hard for someone who loves being in...
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Minnesota sanctuary offers 'Breakfast with Bears'

PHeymont ·
A logger's plan to keep his food supplies safe has led to an unusual wildlife sanctuary with a variety of bear-related activities.
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Swaledale Barns, Gunnerside, North Yorkshire

Ian Cook ·
An interesting feature of North Yorkshire are these unusual barns, built of local stone to store hay and house animals during the winter. Ian Cook shares their stories and some interesting photos.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 10, 2014: Rock Isle Lake, Sunshine Meadows, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
  Lonely Planet rates Sunshine Meadows as one of the greatest hiking destinations in Canada.  Unlike most of the Continental Divide, which is characterized by sharp ragged peaks, this region offers 100 square kilometers of fairly...
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Hiking Boulder's Flatirons Vista Loop Trail

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of my favorite regions to hike is anywhere near the transition between the great Central Plains and the Rocky Mountains.  The region offers opportunity to explore several ecosystems and to enjoy grand panoramic views of the...
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A fall visit to Highwood Pass and hike in the alpine meadow of Ptarmigan Cirque

DrFumblefinger ·
  Kananaskis country  is one of the lesser traveled gems of the Alberta Rockies.  Locals know this area well but it’s off the radar for most tourists who selectively go to such highly worthwhile (but much busier) locations like...
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Wawona Hotel, Yosemite National Park, California: Where Gumbo Was #60

DrFumblefinger ·
This puzzle had a rather short shelf life.  Congratulations to Lynn Millar who quickly recognized the fountain in front of the historic Wawona hotel in Yosemite National Park.  You can see the relationship of the fountain to the Wawona in...
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Banff National Park: Hiking Johnson Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
Hiking (walking or tramping) for many of us is an important part of enjoying a destination.  The ability to get out and explore on foot in a natural or near natural environment, even if it's near a city, is good exercise, mentally cathartic and...
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Banff National Park: Hiking in the Subalpine Splendor of Sunshine Meadows

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of the most scenic hikes in the Canadian Rockies, and also one of my favorites, is in a high subalpine meadow in Banff National Park.  The season for hiking here is limited to only a few months because of the high altitude....
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Hike of the Week: The Waters of Prospect Park

PHeymont ·
Think of a hike and you think of nature, right? And this hike in Brooklyn's Prospect Park will look a lot like nature, but that's actually a complete deception. Almost nothing in the entire park is "natural."    When the then-city of...
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Yosemite National Park: A walk among Giants. Hiking in the Mariposa Grove

DrFumblefinger ·
The state of California has some pretty remarkable scenery.  Where else can you find the world's ...  Oldest trees (bristle-cone pines) Tallest trees (redwoods) Largest/most massive trees (sequoias)... ...but in California?  I know it's...
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North America, part 2. Elk Bugling in Colorado

Kirsten Hines ·
Our series on Celebrating Nature on Seven Continents turns its focus on the elk of Estes Park, Colorado.
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England’s Thames Path: Richmond to Kew

PortMoresby ·
Onward for a 3rd day of walking along the Thames Path, PortMoresby is astonished to stumble into a remnant of historic Richmond Palace.
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Camp Hale, Colorado (Where Gumbo was #174)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Camp Hale, now a quiet mountain meadow with scattered concrete ruins. But in World War II, this was a busy and active military camp which trained the elite cold-weather troops of the 10th Mountain Division.
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July 1, 2019: Sunshine Aquarium,Tokyo, Japan

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits an unique Aquarium in Tokyo and gets some interesting photos.
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The Inspiration of Yosemite

Kai Rambow ·
Kai Rambow shares some spectacular views of the park, made as he worked to perfect his own craft as a photographer.
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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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Backpacking to Ostrander Lake, Yosemite National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Ostrander Lake sits high in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Yosemite National Park. It is the source of Bridalveil Creek, which pours into Yosemite Valley dramatically as Bridalveil Falls. The lake is a popular destination with cross-country skiers in the winter, and hikers and backpackers in the summer.
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Charlottesville, Virginia: Land of Presidents

DrFumblefinger ·
The region immediately around Charlottesville was home to three American Presidents – Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and James Madison (the 3rd, 4th and 5th Presidents of the United States) – an impressive record for any city...
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A long weekend in historic Charlottesville

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a trip that takes in not only the town itself, but the nearby home of Thomas Jefferson.
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Central Market, Ljubljana. 2) The Rest

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger concludes his visit to Ljubljana's popular Central Market with a look at the large variety of merchandise it has to offer.
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The Clark Art Institute - Willaimstown MA

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to a smaller art museum with an unusually strong collection and an important new exhibition.
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Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge , Florida

Samantha ·
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge spans Tampa bay, connects St. Petersburg to Sarasota. Samantha and her husband enjoyed driving over it while in the area.
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Re: Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge , Florida

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent photography!
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Re: Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge , Florida

GarryRF ·
Thanks Samantha. Some great shots with great memories. On my Tours of the US. I've spotted so many "Kodak Moments" that I should have a million more memories. I do wish the US had more stops for photo opportunities and Picnic Spots like the UK and in Europe. And all those covered bridges too. I have enough pictures in my mind to write a book. Just wish I could draw from memory.
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Finding Nature in England: An Overview

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten HInes presents the first in a series on finding and exploring Nature in England.
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Dutch town invaded by escaping horses

PHeymont ·
A herd of riding-school horses take an afternoon break in a Dutch village.
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Tiffany at the Queens Museum

PHeymont ·
At the Queens Museum, a couple's passionate collection is shown not far from where Tiffany's artisans created the work.
 
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