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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
Did you count the steps up ? Looks like an Olympian task !
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Hi Garry I never thought of counting the number of steps to the top of Enger Tower for I was too preoccupied with the beautiful scenery; However, thanks to your question I did some internet investigating and discovered that apparently there are 105 steps you must walk to get to the top of Enger Tower (therefore 210 steps in total to get up and down the tower). You really don't need to be an Olympian to get to the top of Enger Tower. Although the number of steps sounds like a lot, and the...
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
Thanks Ottoman. Thanks for the reassurance. I did have a fear of a thousand tourists behind me - pushing to ascend the stairway - and all at the gallop. The intervals are all well spaced and welcomed. That's why older people carry a camera !
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Re: Rogers Center, Toronto, Canada. Where Gumbo was #56

PHeymont ·
As I travel, I pay a lot of attention to statuary (there's so much!), but it's always special when it manages not only to tell a story, but to give you a little lift, a little laugh. Your samples from the Rogers Center are great! PS...for anyone with a taste for more semi-comic statues, we had a piece here on Gumbo last October: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun With Statues ...
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Hotels change in response to Entertainment on Demand

DrFumblefinger ·
Some good news from the hotel industry!  In response to Marriott's customers requesting greater entertainment options, the big hotel chain is rolling out a trial of NETFLIX at several of its properties.  NETFLIX, one of the greatest...
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Reality not to your liking? Qantas offers VR headsets

PHeymont ·
Qantas, which has some of the world's longest routes because it's, well, far away, is about to pioneer a new inflight entertainment on selected flights—Virtual Reality headsets which will, among other things, let you "be" in other places besides...
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In-flight movies meet the airline censors

PHeymont ·
I've often wondered about some of the movies and videos I've seen: "How would that play out on a plane...especially not knowing who might be sitting next to my "private" seatback screen. So it was interesting to learn from Megan Snedden's blog ...
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Can 'smart' seats make crowding bearable?

PHeymont ·
That's sort of the idea behind some new design initiatives for airline seating. Panasonic, and some others, are betting that by designing all the elements of a seat together (seat, inflight entertainment screen, power outlets and more) the elements...
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When the safety video becomes inflight entertainment

PHeymont ·
Be honest: How many of you keep on reading while the flight attendants give you the required safety briefing and show the video? (in the interests of honest disclosure, I plead guilty).   But in recent years, there have been a number of attempts...
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Inflight entertainment may soon watch you!

PHeymont ·
  Thales' mock-up of what the system might look like.   Just like Santa Claus, your seatback screen may soon "know when you are sleeping, and know when you're awake," according to Japanese inflight entertainment maker Thales.   At the...
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Star Wars World Premiere: Now boarding at gate...

PHeymont ·
In a coup that's sure to excite envy among both frequent fliers and Star Wars fanatics, Air France has scored a coup: a deal to show the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens on four U.S.-to-Paris flights on Dec. 15, days before the theatre release.  ...
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Cirque du Soleil sets sail on MSC cruises

PHeymont ·
Cirque du Soleil, the no-animal wonder-world circus of acrobats, contortionists and aerialists that delights audiences in multiple shows in Las Vegas and elsewhere has now signed on to create shows onboard MSC cruise ships.   Starting with a new...
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Rogers Center, Toronto, Canada. Where Gumbo was #56

DrFumblefinger ·
  Congratulations to Lynn Miller for recognizing Rogers Center in Toronto.  The quiz focused on two pieces of art known as "The Audience" in the northeast and northwest corners of the building, executed by Michael Snow in 1989.  Both...
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American follows Delta with free entertainment

PHeymont ·
American is making all its inflight entertainment free, following Delta's lead. But when will we get free Wi-Fi?
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July 6, 2016: Pearl Street entertainers, Boulder

DrFumblefinger ·
Boulder, Colorado, is known for it's colorful assortment of residents. It would be hard to gather a more unusual collection of humanity than the street artists we found on Pearl Street.
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November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Built in 1939 atop Enger Hill, this five story tower provides visitors with a spectacular panoramic view of Duluth Minnesota and Superior Wisconsin.
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Royal Gorge Bridge & Park - Our Thrilling Visit Part 1

Samantha ·
Samantha shares part 1 of her thrilling visit to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park near Canon City, Colorado.
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Delta makes the entertainment a freebie

PHeymont ·
Delta's gift to economy passengers: its whole suite of movies, TV, music and games will now be free to all passengers.
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Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball

Samantha ·
A New Years' visit to New York and a chance to see the iconic crystal ball, both up-close and as it drops to mark the beginning of another year.
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Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

PHeymont ·
American Airlines announces some inflight upgrades, including more entertainment choices, meals on Texas-Hawaii flights, and The Pretzels Are Back!
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Re: Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball

DrFumblefinger ·
Great post and brings back fond memories! There's nothing quite like Time Square and, as the saying goes, a "nice place to visit but wouldn't want to live there". Thanks for sharing this, Samantha!
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Re: Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball

Travel Rob ·
Great post and great photos!
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Re: Star Wars World Premiere: Now boarding at gate...

DrFumblefinger ·
Good promotional idea for Air France, and there will surely be some people who get on those flights just to see the premier. But the idea of seeing a Star Wars movie on a 6 inch screen does little to excite me. I'll wait for big screen release, thanks!
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Re: Star Wars World Premiere: Now boarding at gate...

PHeymont ·
I'm sure that for only a few thousand more, you can get upgraded to a first-class screen....
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Re: Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice to hear that American is doing something to improve the experience of its economy customers. Now if only they got rid of that annoying checked bag fee.
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Re: Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

PortMoresby ·
Regarding "that annoying checked bag fee", the problem is not the fee, it's that you aren't going far enough. Fly internationally and don't pay a fee. Or is that not true between Canada & the US?
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Re: Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

DrFumblefinger ·
Baggage fees apply for most airlines flying between Canada and the USA. The 'free bag' is for intercontinental flights, so far as I can tell.
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Re: Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

GarryRF ·
American Airlines have been giving excellent service since their merger. I've only flown UK to US and back but their cabin staff have been courteous and charming. Must mention Bernie by name - what a wonderful charming man. Not so young, but he came back later into the flight to thank me for complimenting the crew. No charges for luggage - free drinks AND ice cream. I'm flying with them again in 10 days. Then Frontier to Miami. Am I in for a shock ?
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Re: Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, Garry. I expect the last leg of your flight will be somewhat of a shock after your American pampering.
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Re: Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

GarryRF ·
It's only 3 hours but I guess I'll be hammered for my luggage !
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Re: Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

PHeymont ·
Most of my flights on American have been international, and the crews have been excellent (and you get snacks as well as meals.) On domestic flights, they've been just as nice, and usually my credit card has waived the baggage fee. That's never what I hear from people flying Frontier! By the way, one AA oddity: there's no free baggage on some international flights; Mexico City is international, but Cancun is domestic for baggage purposes. Caught me blinking on that one!
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