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Re: Notes and Noticings from the road

PHeymont ·
Actually, I think the banks have a fairly minimal (as small as I can make it) impact on my currency transactions, in part because I never deal with exchanges; I use bank ATMs. That way, the exchange takes place not on my account, but as an interbank transaction at the base rate banks use with each other. I used to use my ATM card from Citibank, but eventually they began charging a 3% foreign exchange fee even on withdrawals. At that point, I opened an account with Charles Schwab, a brokerage...
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Re: Mary's Hash House, Las Vegas

PHeymont ·
My kind of place! I know where I'm eating, next time I go to Las Vegas...
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Re: Mary's Hash House, Las Vegas

Ottoman ·
Been to this restaurant...loved it! Great home made food, great service, good portions and reasonable prices. Not to mention going there is a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle from the huge Vegas casinos. The next time I'm in Las Vegas, I will definitely be going back there. Thanks for this blog Fumblefinger.
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Re: Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

GarryRF ·
Some of those settings look familiar. Maybe a few old cowboy films were shot there. Las Vegas with its free beer is too hot for summer. Would not tackle those rocks on a sunny day ! Would love to treck through in the Autumn.
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Re: Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
You are correct, GarryRF. There have been a number of movies filmed in the park. Lifted straight from Wikipedia , here is a listing of these: Film History : Valley of Fire is a popular location for shooting automobile commercials and other commercial photography. It has provided a setting for the following films and television shows: The Professionals with Burt Lancaster , Lee Marvin , and Claudia Cardinale was filmed in 1966. As of November 2012 a piece of the movie set is still up for...
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Re: Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

GarryRF ·
Thanks DrF. I can remember Lee Marvin as the angry young man - so it must have been a few years ago. The heat of summer in Vegas is just not nice. Must be what's meant by a "Seasoned Traveller" When we go at just the right time of year. Like the word "Posh" Port Out - Starboard Home To keep a cool cabin on a round trip to India on the sea. (Before A/C)
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Re: The Cabins, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada (Where Gumbo Was #107)

Travel Luver ·
That night shot is great! Thanks!
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Re: June 1, 2019: Snow Plant, California

Professorabe ·
Amazing ... I had never heard of them.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #16. Cleveland Clinic, Las Vegas, Nevada

PortMoresby ·
I'm a big fan of Frank Gehry's perspective-bending architecture. And for those also intrigued, there's an excellent 2005 Sydney Pollack documentary about the man, 'Sketches of Frank Gehry', available on Netflix.
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Re: Gold Country, California: Nevada City

Dgems ·
Love your discription of Nevada City.......living close by but not in it!
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Re: Gold Country, California: Nevada City

DrFumblefinger ·
A charming place, PortMoresby! I can easily see spending a day wandering the streets here. But I've never heard of a bridge formally called "scary high bridge" before?!?
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Re: Gold Country, California: Nevada City

PHeymont ·
When you open your curtains and find tourists with cameras looking back at you, it’s time to go. It's that old ironic feeling, no? Some days you're the windshield, some days the bug! I've often been plagued with the feeling that I'm who I'm complaining about...
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Re: Gold Country, California: Nevada City

PortMoresby ·
Thank you Djems, I love that you love it. DrF, it needed a name. And for a similar reason, you'll see no pictures inside the shaft of the Empire Mine next week. Indeed, P., and why you see more pictures of mine without people than with, empathy.
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Re: Gold Country, California: Nevada City

PortMoresby ·
I LOVE when this happens! In the midst of my series on the Gold Rush towns in California and coinciding with our discussions of early photography in 'Gumbo's World' on the homepage, I read this morning of an exhibit of photographs at Stanford University. From the gallery site: "...Carleton Watkins (1829–1916) ventured west in 1849 to strike it rich. But instead of prospecting for gold, Watkins developed a talent for photography—a medium invented only 22 years before." Read more here . I will...
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Re: Gold Country, California: Nevada City

PHeymont ·
My turn to be jealous that you'll get to see the exhibit. The images look wonderful, but what is sticking in my mind is that Watkins was traveling primitive roads and trails with...omg...18 x 22 glass plates. One stumble, and...
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Re: Gold Country, California: Nevada City

PortMoresby ·
It reminds me that the thing, technology, that we think is making us great, is setting us up for extinction. That effort, compared to digital, what wimps we are. Including me, from my Rollei SLX to the camera I use for pictures here, the size of a pack of cigarettes. I'd be in much better shape if I hadn't put down the Rollei.
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Re: Gold Country, California: Nevada City

PHeymont ·
Yes, but I suspect that my two digitals may be smarter than I was at calculating exposures...
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Re: Gold Country, California: Nevada City

PortMoresby ·
And which may prove the premise.
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Re: The Hoover Dam, Nevada/Arizona border. Where Gumbo Was #28

Lotto ·
This year I managed to visit Hoover Dam again with friends from another country and they saw the amazing construction it is.
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Update: Loyalty Programs and Credit Cards

PHeymont ·
For some of us, credit cards are more than a convenient way to pay—they are the lifeline to free travel through loyalty programs. Between points for purchases and bonuses for opening or upgrading credit card accounts, it's possible to get quite...
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Mary's Hash House, Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
  Anyone who stumbled onto this blog searching for "hashish" might as well leave, because that's not what this post is about.  It's about good food, not good weed.   The Las Vegas food scene has changed a lot since I first visited the...
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Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
    Tired of the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas?  Had enough of the concrete canyons and smoked filled casinos of Sin City?  Not sure if it's day or night (there are no clocks allowed in Vegas casinos)?  Then you should do...
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The Cabins, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada (Where Gumbo Was #107)

DrFumblefinger ·
  This was a tough puzzle which eluded even our great TG travel sleuths.  In the above quiz photo we see evidence of a constructed dwelling in a place of red-rock, but not much else.   As Jonathan L pointed out, the image screams...
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Gold Country, California: The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

PortMoresby ·
  I thought this series about Gold Country was done.  But I realize now that may not be true for some time.  About 6 months ago, wanting to replace the wood stove in my house that was installed when the house was built in 1978, I called...
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California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part II

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby completes the Spring 2017 tour of Sierra Foothills gardens open for charity, just minutes from her home.
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July 27, 2017: Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

Ottoman ·
While attending a family function in the Carson City Nevada area, Ottoman took advantage of a free afternoon and drove to Lake Tahoe.
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Yosemite Falls, California

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in Yosemite National Park and one of the tallest in the world. It is best viewed in May when the snow pack is melting in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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Travel for Garden Lovers, Part II

PortMoresby ·
    If you missed it, begin with 'Travel for Garden Lovers: Part I' .       To recap:  Gardens and their houses have often been the focus of my travels, in Europe and the United States. Searching online recently, looking...
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California Gold Country, 2018 Garden Tour

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby returns for a third visit to the annual spring garden tour in and around Grass Valley & Nevada City in the Sierra Foothills.
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National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas (Where Gumbo was #264)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas. If you have any interest in physics or the development of atomic weapons, this is an excellent place to learn more about the historic and social perspective of atomic weapons.
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April 10, 2018: Paradise Valley, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares a stop at Paradise Valley in northern Nevada.
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Gold Country, California: Nevada City

PortMoresby ·
 My favorite library   Originally called Caldwell’s Upper Store, after Dr. Caldwell’s business which opened in 1849, by 1850 the town had become established enough that residents wanted a better name.  Nevada City was chosen...
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Where Gumbo Was #16. Cleveland Clinic, Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
   Gumbo had discovered the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, near the older downtown casinos of Las Vegas, but in a newly developed area.  The building was opened on May 21, 2010 and is one of the branches of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 11, 2014: Highway 395

PortMoresby ·
    My favorite stretch of lonely road in the world is the 200 miles of Highway 395 south from Topaz Lake, where it enters California from Nevada, where these pictures were taken, south through Bridgeport and the turnoff to Bodie , past Mono...
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"City Center", Las Vegas, Nevada. Where Gumbo was #54.

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting Las Vegas and its fancy new "City Center" -- not actually at the center or heart of the city (which to me is the old downtown area), but a new multibillion dollar development sandwiched between the Las Vegas Blvd ("the...
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June 1, 2019: Snow Plant, California

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of the relative rare snow plant, which grows at high altitude in the mountains of the US western states.
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When Debit and Credit Cards aren't your best traveling choices

DrFumblefinger ·
Recently PHeymont wrote a nice article on how to pay for things while traveling abroad which I'd recommend you familiarize yourself with (click  here ) before reading the rest of this blog post.  I largely agree with what he posted, but...
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The Hoover Dam, Nevada/Arizona border. Where Gumbo Was #28

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the  Hoover Dam , previously also called "Boulder Dam ".   This dam is a magnificent feature of engineering!  Built in Black Canyon on the Colorado River, it bridges two states, Arizona and Nevada....
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Up, Up and Away: Airline miles cards with big bonuses

PHeymont ·
Up, up and away—quickly! That’s the goal for many frequent fliers, and a current round of cards for various airlines is offering some big bonuses to meet that goal…some of them enough for a round-trip to Europe in one shot. Right...
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Re: Yosemite Falls, California

Debbie O’Daly Czernek ·
Beautiful pictures of the falls!
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Hot Rod at Count's Kustoms, Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
Hot Rod at Count's Kustoms, Las Vegas
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Airport art, McCarran Airport, Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
Airport art, McCarran Airport, Las Vegas
 
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