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Re: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Jonathan L ·
Thanks. this article brings back memories of my visit in 2005. The tour led by the Park Ranger was fascinating and very even handed. I had a great time.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 11, 2015: Four Corners Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Brings back some good memories. We visited the 4 corners about 15 or so years ago and, of course, had to take pictures of each of us having an extremity in each of the 4 states. The country is beautiful, but it is remote and VERY HOT in the summer. Good advice on being prepared.
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Re: Diamond Head State Monument, Oahu (Where Gumbo Was #230)

GarryRF ·
On my last visit to Diamond Head we left near to the closing time. A large Limousine was waiting to take us back to Waikiki. I hadn't ordered one but the driver insisted we used him to take us back. "I will charge you the same as the Taxi fare you paid to get here" Sounded like an offer too good to refuse ! Before we arrived back in Waikiki another 4 couples had joined our Taxi ride. Had to admire the driver for ingenuity. Very good earner !
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Re: Intriguing Laumeier Sculpture Park - Saint Louis, Missouri

DrFumblefinger ·
I bet the dogs had more fun than you did!
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Re: Intriguing Laumeier Sculpture Park - Saint Louis, Missouri

Samantha ·
Ha-ha, they did have a good time Thanks for the comment.
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Re: Terry Fox Monument, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Travel Rob ·
What a moving piece about a true hero!
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Re: Terry Fox Monument, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Travel Luver ·
What a great story! That guy is an inspiration to all.
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Re: Terry Fox Monument, Thunder Bay, Ontario

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing this story with our audience, Ottoman. I remember Terry Fox well. His run across Canada became an important news story, and the image of him hoping on his good leg before stepping with his prosthesis has always remained with me. He was a remarkable brave young man, and it's sad that he didn't live to see the profound influence that one life can have. A reminder how how cancer can strike anyone. No age, no sex, no race, no social class is immune from its reach. I really...
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Re: Terry Fox Monument, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Thank you Travel Rob, Travel Luver and DrFumblefinger for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate it, and am happy that you all enjoyed this blog.
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Re: El Morro National Monument - a hike to early american graffiti

DrFumblefinger ·
Looks like a great hike, Jonathan! A nice combination of nature and archaeology. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
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Re: El Morro National Monument - a hike to early american graffiti

Travel Rob ·
What a great hike!
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Re: Devils Tower National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice photos of a fascinating place, Ottoman! I also visited the monument many years ago, and recall what an imposing and striking place it is. I can certainly see the cinematic appeal to Mr. Speilberg, who uses the physical drama of the place so very well in the last half of the movie.
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Re: Devils Tower National Monument

Travel Luver ·
Wow! An amazingly photogenic place.
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Re: Colorado National Monument

rbciao ·
Thanks for the beautiful pics. One of these summers I'm going to start touring the U. S. of A.
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Re: Colorado National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Excellent idea, rbciao! Although I'd recommend visiting the desert regions of the southwest in the shoulder seasons, rather than during the heat of summer. No question in my mind that some of the best scenery in the world is in North America. Ciao!
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Re: Northern Arizona: Sedona & Surrounds, Part 2

DrFumblefinger ·
Arizona has many small historic and natural sites of interest like these, one of the reasons it's one of my favorite states to visit. Seems too many people are in a hurry to head to the Grand Canyon or to drive through the state to properly explore it. Thanks for bring back some great memories.
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Re: Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: A Storm at the End of the World

Professorabe ·
A cruise is my idea of a nightmare. I avoid boat journeys wherever possible - I have been known to take lengthy and rather circuitous plane rides to avoid having to go on a ferry. You know what they say about sea-sickness: "At first you feel you are going to die, but then it gets worse - you realise that you will not!"
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Re: Gustave Eiffel: Iron Man of Paris

GarryRF ·
This is the English version of the Eiffel Tower. Its in Blackpool 30 miles north of my home in Liverpool. I can see it on a clear day. Built around the same time as Eiffel and an amazing structure. I do love the observation platform where you can walk on a glass floor !
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Re: Gumbo's World: The Exiled Statues of Budapest

GarryRF ·
Altough the Soviet Union liberated Eastern Europe from fascism, it brought along another yoke, that of communism. The implication being that nothing had basically changed because of that liberation. "History is always written by the Victor"
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Re: Gumbo's World: The Exiled Statues of Budapest

HistoryDigger ·
Fascinating concept of moving all the statues to one site. Glad to know this.
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Devils Tower National Monument

Ottoman ·
    Devils Tower is an igneous intrusion or laccolith in the Bear Lodge Mountains (part of the Black Hills) in northeastern Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche River. It rises dramatically 1,267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding terrain and...
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Colorado National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
  While many of the units of the US National Park system are frequently visited and very busy, there are also a few less crowded places.   Colorado National Monument (known to locals as " The Monument" ) falls into the latter category....
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Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
A historic structure and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Colombo, Independence Monument was built at the site where the country began its self rule and ended centuries of colonial occupation.
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Visit to USS Arizona Memorial Brought up Many Emotions

Samantha ·
Samantha finds a visit to the memorial at Pearl Harbor both fascinating and emotional.
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Intriguing Laumeier Sculpture Park - Saint Louis, Missouri

Samantha ·
Join Samantha on a visit to an outdoor art venue filled with unusual works.
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Diamond Head State Monument, Oahu (Where Gumbo Was #230)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Oahu's most famous landmark, Diamond Head, an extinct volcanic crater adjoining Honolulu. Our puzzle clues took us up the path to the rim of the crater, with its splendid views of Oahu and especially Waikiki beach.
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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the site of "Custer's Last Stand", on the hills and ridges of the valley of the Little Bighorn river in southern Montana
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Heard Museum: American Indian Art and Artifacts

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her educational visit to the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ. There is so much to see and learn.
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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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April 30, 2020: Canada's Team of the Century Monument, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
A symbol of how much Canadians love their hockey! A special monument outside of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto commemorates a great Canadian victory over the Soviet Union's hockey team in 1972.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 23, 2015: Korean War Veterans Memorial

Dr.Y ·
  Washington's National Mall has a lot of wonderful memorials.  The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located near the Lincoln Memorial and was dedicated in 1995.  It commemorates the sacrifices of almost 6 million Americans in the U.S....
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Northern Arizona: Sedona & Surrounds, Part 2

Lestertheinvestor ·
Our trip to Northern Arizona, featured in Part 1 of this blog, included some spectacular natural scenery, along with an impressive church set into the mountains of Sedona, Arizona. In this installment, we include two National Monuments that were once...
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Dinosaur National Monument -- Fossil Bone Quarry, Utah (Where Gumbo Was, #136)

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was exploring a remote region of northwestern Colorado, extending into eastern Utah.  This is Green River country, the river winding through memorable rock formations and desert landscapes.  But the real treasure of the region...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 11, 2015: Four Corners Monument

Samantha ·
   Out in the middle of nowhere is the Four Corners Monument. This is the only location in the United States where four states, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, meet in a single spot. Thus, visitors can stand in four states at one...
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Glenfinnan Monument, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the story behind the Glenfinnan Monument in the Highlands of Scotland. It was here in 1745 that Bonnie Prince Charles planted his banner and claimed the throne of Scotland.
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Gustave Eiffel: Iron Man of Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
 ''Swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles- BRAG FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. "- John Collins, IRONMAN Founder We're all familiar with the famous Ironman race, whose amazing challenges are outlined above in the quote by John Collins....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 21, 2013: Sullustani National Monument, Peru

DrFumblefinger ·
 During one of our trips to Peru we visited Lake Titicaca, a very large and high altitude lake in the Andes, spending a few days in the lakeside Peruvian city of Puno.  While on one of our day-trips we visited the ruins of...
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Terry Fox Monument, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ottoman ·
    On this, the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11, I thought it would be a nice idea to tell a story of courage, hope, inspiration, of a hero...Terry Fox was all of these, and more.         For those of you who may not be...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 11, 2014: Colorado National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
One of my favorite places to visit in Colorado is in the western part of the state, just south of the I-70 freeway and city of Colorado Springs.    Colorado National Monument  contains some beautiful red sandstone rock, with massive...
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El Morro National Monument - a hike to early american graffiti

Jonathan L ·
El Morro National Monument  On a drive from Taos to LA I was able to stop at El Morro National Monument ....
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Gumbo's World: The Exiled Statues of Budapest

PHeymont ·
This is, in a way, an essay on memory. Ever since ancient history, the winning side of history has erected monuments to itself, hoping to inspire greater love, respect or at least obedience. And, over time, newer rulers often change the script.  ...
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England's Heritage at Risk, Group Reports

PHeymont ·
Time, decay and rising costs are putting some of England's best-known or historic sites at risk.
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Nowhere, Arizona

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby heads back to the high desert of southeastern Arizona, Cochise County, the perfect place to rest and clear her head.
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Monument Rocks, Kansas (Where Gumbo Was #321)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Monument Rocks in Kansas. These are eroded rock formations in the "Badlands", rich in aquatic fossils and natural beauty.
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May 28, 2019: American Bison, Keystone Gallery

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was pleasantly surprised to find this bison very near the road as he traveled through rural Kansas.
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Jantar Mantar - a marvellous astronomical observatory

David James ·
India tourism is filled with many incredible monuments that have stood the test of time and constantly been a source of study as well as inspiration for historians, sculptors, and scientists alike. A cradle of civilization, India has offered a lot to the modern word. The country’s glorious past has produced many marvellous forms of arts, architecture, music, and literature. One of the most visited countries in the world, this multicultural nation has always attracted visitors from the...
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: A Storm at the End of the World

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger gets caught in the worst storm he's ever experienced when visiting Cape Horn, the southern most island in South America.
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April 28, 2016: Main Square, Krakow, Poland

Ottoman ·
If you ever have the opportunity to visit Krakow, be sure to see the main square of the Old Town.
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Salvation Mountain: A colourful desert masterpiece

Emilylw ·
Salvation Monument, created by the late Leonard Knight, is a tribute to God located deep in the Southern California desert.
 
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