Tagged With "Fall"

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Re: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario (Where Gumbo was #301)

GarryRF ·
A fine piece of History from a young Town. With a small population it appears to be booming in style and grace. Could even make it to Garry's favourite "Small Town America List". An Oasis of Olde World Quality and Charm. This Town took some locating. Good one Dr F.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

Former Member ·
This is spectacular. A good example of one of those places that is just sitting there, not really getting a lot of attention from US travelers.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, Chatterbot2. Yes, Quebec is relatively under-touristed, especially when compared to Europe. If you want to visit a 400 year old European stype fortress, don't want to fly across the Atlantic, want to go to place where French is the dominant language, want great food and friendly folks, then Quebec City should be at the top of your travel list.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

Former Member ·
The Quebecois were very amused at my attempts to speak French. It is always great to see people laugh.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

DrFumblefinger ·
They may laugh, Chatterbot2, but I can tell you with absolute certainty that your fumbling attempts to speak their language melted their hearts. You were a valued guest, if not one of them, after trying.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

Former Member ·
Monsieur, vous êtes très gentil de le dire. I do try to make a stab at the local language wherever I travel. Around the world, people are amazingly patient with my mangling of their language. It does create good entertainment. Almost always, my puzzled efforts put people at ease. They are instantly willing to help "the poor confused thing".
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Re: Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, Ontario (Where Gumbo Was #172)

Marilyn Jones ·
I so enjoyed this article and your fabulous photos. Well done!!
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Re: May 11, 2016: Shoshone Falls – Niagara of the West

DrFumblefinger ·
I love Shoshone Falls! Thanks for sharing this with us.
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Re: May 11, 2016: Shoshone Falls – Niagara of the West

Samantha ·
You are very welcome. We had never been to Idaho, and Twin Falls is now one of my favorite cities. Such a gorgeous state. Glad you enjoyed my post
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Re: May 11, 2016: Shoshone Falls – Niagara of the West

Samantha ·
Glad you enjoyed my post. I really did fall in love with Twin Falls. Can't wait to visit again one day.
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Re: September 11, 2016: Perseid Meteor Shower

DrFumblefinger ·
Great photo!
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Re: Twin Falls, Yoho National Park

Marilyn Jones ·
Your photos are glorious!! I really enjoyed this post abut Twin Falls in Yoho National Park!!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

Mac ·
That certainly brings back memories! Sometime in the late 1970's my wife and I were lucky enough to travel to Zambia and drove down to the falls from Lusaka staying at a hotel close by. The next morning we decided to follow the foot path that went down to the bottom of the falls, through the bush, well watered by the spray of the falls. It was only on arrival at the bottom that we were greeted by a large notice saying "Beware of snakes" at which we beat a hasty retreat back to the hotel!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

Grand Escapades ·
I didn't know you could walk to the bottom of the falls... Must have been an incredible sight (and quite a wet experience as well...) Cheers, Gilles Originally Posted by Mac: That certainly brings back memories! Sometime in the late 1970's my wife and I were lucky enough to travel to Zambia and drove down to the falls from Lusaka staying at a hotel close by. The next morning we decided to follow the foot path that went down to the bottom of the falls, through the bush, well watered by the...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Mac: That certainly brings back memories! Sometime in the late 1970's my wife and I were lucky enough to travel to Zambia and drove down to the falls from Lusaka staying at a hotel close by. The next morning we decided to follow the foot path that went down to the bottom of the falls, through the bush, well watered by the spray of the falls. It was only on arrival at the bottom that we were greeted by a large notice saying "Beware of snakes" at which we beat a hasty...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

Travel Luver ·
The aerial images give an amazing perspective! I didn't know how narrow that gorge was. Was this a special helicopter overflight or were you lucky enough to get these shots from the window of your airplane?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

Grand Escapades ·
The gorge is actually extremely narrow, and it is only from the air that you get a full perspective of the Falls, as you have too much mist to have a full grasp of the whole. Yes, I took an helicopter, and it was an amazing flight. From Zambia, you can also take an Ultra Light Flight, which must be even more amazing. I didn't cross into Zambia and regretted it afterwards. I would also have loved to jump in the Devil's Pool on the Zambian side, but I think there was too much water at that...
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Re: Gorge of the River Allen, Northumberland

TravelingCanuck ·
Great photographs. Looks like a very beautiful place to go for a long walk. Thanks for a look at a part of England most don't see.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2014: Bow Glacier Falls, Banff National Park

PortMoresby ·
I just love that waterfall, going around a corner. Quite beautiful.
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Re: Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia

Lestertheinvestor ·
I certainly remember these falls and this area with fond memories.
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Re: Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
LestertheInvestor -- If you look closely at the photo of the four shadows in the river, you may recognize one of them as yours!
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Re: Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia

GarryRF ·
Really good quality photos DrF. I love looking at frozen landscapes - on a screen ! Your words about reflection jogged my memory. Ever been walking through a store and see someone you think you recognise in the distance ? And as you get closer you realise its a mirror you're walking towards ! My wife says I need glasses - but its OK - I stop before I get into a conversation !
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Re: El Yunque: A visit to the rain forest

DrFumblefinger ·
A great visit and a great hike! Seems like you had nice weather. Was it wet underfoot? Trails have good traction or was slipping and sliding a problem?
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Re: El Yunque: A visit to the rain forest

PHeymont ·
Ah, yes...that's something I left out. Traction on the trails was just fine...until it started to rain on our way back to the trailhead. That's when we realized the obvious: in a rain forest, it rains. And of course, the umbrellas were in San Juan. And the overpriced ponchos were in the car, back at the trailhead!
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Re: El Yunque: A visit to the rain forest

Jonathan L ·
It is too bad you didn't make it to La Mina - Swimming under the falls is one of my favorite things to do in Puerto Rico! I ould say that it is closer to 1.5 miles each way.
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Re: Visiting Lesser Known Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

DrFumblefinger ·
What an absolutely amazing place! And I'd also never heard of it (shame on me). Now you've given me one more place I want to see in my lifetime. Thanks for sharing this travel gem with us!
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Re: Visiting Lesser Known Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Travel Rob ·
Incredible! Love to hear about these unique natural wonders!
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Re: Visiting Lesser Known Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Mac ·
Wow, I had never heard of it either... I'm red-faced like Dr. F. What lovely photos and commentary. Thanks!
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Re: All Aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

DrFumblefinger ·
Great trip through some remarkable scenery! Likely as much fun as it seems to be!
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Re: All Aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

PHeymont ·
One of my biggest regrets of my Colorado road trip of a few years ago was deciding we didn't have time for the Durango and Silverton...and you just reminded me why I regret it! Great story!
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Palouse Falls State Park -- one of Washington State's hidden gems

DrFumblefinger ·
    In a most improbable feat of natural engineering, a beautiful nearly 200′ (60+ m) waterfall was plopped in the middle of nowhere.  At least many would call the rolling grasslands and eroded lava formations of...
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Be sure to stop at Twin Falls, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
Most travelers seem in a big hurry to complete their drive on the I-84 freeway, through the lava fields of the Snake River Plain.  Their destinations are often Boise to the north, Yellowstone National Park to the east, or Salt Lake City to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 13, 2013: Palouse Falls State Park, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Palouse Falls is a beautiful 200′ (60m) waterfall in southeastern Washington state, situated in the rolling grasslands, wheat fields and eroded lava formations of the Palouse.  I enjoy exploring this region, especially in the...
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Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

DrFumblefinger ·
Quebec, like New York, is both a city and a state (or rather, a province).  It’s an island of French heritage and culture within our Anglo-North American continent.   We combined this visit with stops in Montreal and...
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Dry Falls – Home of The World’s Largest Waterfall!

DrFumblefinger ·
Imagine a waterfall with a precipice over three and a half miles (5.5 km) long and a drop of over 400 feet (120 m)!  By comparison, Niagara Falls is about 1/10th as wide.  Think of the millions of gallons of water pouring over it each...
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Victoria Falls: The Zambian Side

DrFumblefinger ·
(Eastern Cataract of the Falls, the Zambian Side, during the dry season)Our journey took us from the magical place that is Chobe National Park, across the Chobe River and into Zambia.  This journey required a boat ride, a rather lengthy wait...
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Victoria Falls: The Zimbabwe Side

DrFumblefinger ·
(Victoria Falls, viewed from the western Zimbabwe side)After our introduction to the Falls in Zambia, we wanted to venture to Zimbabwe to see how the Victoria Falls experience in that country compared. We were visiting during the dry season and, as...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 14, 2015: Opaekaa Falls, Kauai, Hawaii,

Ottoman ·
  Opaekaa Falls is a waterfall located on the Wailua River in Wailua River State Park on the eastern side of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. It is a 151–foot waterfall that flows over basalt from volcanic eruptions millions of years...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 16, 2015: Fall in Glacier National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
    Winter comes early to the Rocky Mountains, especially in the mountain passes and high meadows.  But early fall is a great time to visit Glacier National Park.  The throngs of families traveling during the summer are back home,...
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Tourist Office Lists Paris' Best Openings for Fall and Winter

Travel Rob ·
  The tourist office of Paris released a list of this years best Fall and Winter openings , including a relatively unknown series by Andy Warhol called "Shadows." There will also be a major Picasso exhibit and the reopening of a museum...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 28, 2015: Maroon Bells, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
    These beautiful mountains, part of the Colorado Rockies, are the Maroon Bells which are located in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, near Aspen.  They're among the most photographed peaks in Colorado -- and among the most...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 8, 2015: Kakabeka Falls, Oliver Paipoonge, Ontario

Ottoman ·
  Kakabeka Falls is a waterfall on the Kaministiquia River, located beside the village of Kakabeka Falls in the municipality of Oliver Paipoonge , Ontario, 30 km (19 mi) west of the city of Thunder Bay. The falls have a drop of...
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The Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden in Autumn

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of the things we enjoy about TravelGumbo is our ability to share less commonly visited but interesting destinations with you.  The Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden in Spokane, Washington, certainly fits that bill.  A...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 12, 2015: Fall colors

DrFumblefinger ·
  Our friend and faithful TravelGumbo contributor, Mac, is visiting the Northeastern USA and I'm sure is seeing some beautiful fall color there.  I look forward to seeing some of his images!     Much more modest but still beautiful...
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Fall colors, New York Botanical Garden

PHeymont ·
    On a late-October visit to see a special exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx Botanical Garden to most of us New Yorkers) I was struck by all the color around me.   It's fall, and colors are to be expected, but because...
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Gorge of the River Allen, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
  Take a walk on the wild side at Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, one of the largest areas of ancient woodland in Northumberland.   This extensive area of gorge and river scenery, including the 41-hectare (101-acre) Stawardpeel Site of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 23, 2015: Pigeon River High Falls, Minnesota / Ontario Border

Ottoman ·
Pigeon River High Falls forms part of the Canada–United States border between the state of Minnesota and the province of Ontario, west of Lake Superior.  Pigeon River alternates between navigable waters and cascades or waterfalls.  As...
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Twin Falls, Yoho National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
    (Twin Falls, Yoho NP)   In a region of dramatic scenery and jaw-dropping beauty, the Yoho Valley more than holds its own.  Situated in Canada's Rocky Mountains, it's one of the most amazing places I've ever visited.   The...
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April 13, 2016: Centennial Waterfront Park - Twin Falls, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha reports on Twin Falls, Idaho's waterfront park, popular with visitors and residents for picnics, boating, hiking and more.
 
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