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Re: Wave Hill Arboretum, Bronx, New York

Travel Rob ·
Great piece and photos! You've convinced me to make a longer trip to NYC. My short stays don't do your spectacular city justice.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 2, 2014: New York Harbor at Sea Level

PortMoresby ·
My only experience of being on the water in NY Harbor was a lesson in perspective and point of view, as this one is. Seen from a clear distance in this way, a great city is an entirely different beast.
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
I know it's high up, but there is still an awful lot of snow up there. What time of year did you take the photos, Samantha?
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Hi there DrFumblefinger, it was the middle of May! Crazy huh? lol
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 8, 2014: Hudson Bay Blankets, Banff

Neil McAleer ·
I have a deep personal love for my Hudson Bay Blanket, inherited from my parents, Jim and Barbara McAleer, who bought it in the 1930s when they were newly weds. A dry cleaner tried to steal it from me about 15 years ago. I told him I was going court over it and was told in found the next day! I'm now going to check out the prices on the HBC website. Never have checked. Your fan, NM
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 8, 2014: Hudson Bay Blankets, Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Neil. Your story is not a unique one. Many of the HBC blankets get handed down from generation to generation to generation. They are very well made, last forever, and are priced accordingly. I hope you're sitting down when you see the price tag. The display in Banff, like those in most of the town, are very much aimed at Japanese tourists, who like to buy "only the best".
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Re: The Hudson River Museum - Yonkers NY

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Jonathan L ! Sounds like the museum and Yonkers are worth spending a little time in! I'll see if I can't go on my next trip to New York.
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Re: Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, Manitoba, Canada. One of the buildings inside the fort complex

Jessica Meddows ·
I'll add this fort to the To Do List - my husband loves old forts! And we're passing through Manitoba on our way back to Toronto in late August or early September. Is there anything else to do in Manitoba? I heard the zoo is really good.
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Re: Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, Manitoba, Canada. One of the buildings inside the fort complex

DrFumblefinger ·
There's lots of good stuff to seen and do in Manitoba. How many days will you be there and exactly when is your visit?
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Re: Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, Manitoba, Canada. One of the buildings inside the fort complex

Jessica Meddows ·
Not sure, and not sure. We're on a working roadtrip in our 30 foot RV. Been in California for a month for work and will do another 4 weeks in Silicon Valley. Then we'll leisurely make our way back home to Toronto visa Washington, Oregon, and into Canada. So we don't set days or time limits on our travels - just to make meetings and the like!
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Re: Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, Manitoba, Canada. One of the buildings inside the fort complex

DrFumblefinger ·
When you know more specifics, I'll be happy to help you with itinerary. Generally speaking interesting things to see: 1) Forks Market. The brand new Canadian Museum of Human Rights might be open when you visit, which is in the Forks area. 2) Legislative Building 3) Winnipeg Art Gallery (largest collection of eskimo/Inuit carvings in the world) 4) Lower Fort Gary... And there are more, time allowing.
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Re: Where was Gumbo #18 - Olana, Hudson NY

Former Member ·
This was a hard one interesting church with beautiful paintings
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Re: Where was Gumbo #18 - Olana, Hudson NY

PortMoresby ·
Well done Jonathan. After your last clue I considered the Hudson River bunch as well as the Ash Can School but could find no reference to this place. It's quite a house.
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Re: Where was Gumbo #18 - Olana, Hudson NY

PHeymont ·
For anyone who'd like a look at Church's paintings, HERE is a link to a Wikipedia Commons page with many images, including his wonderful painting of Niagara Falls.
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A Remote Canadian Village offers Indescribable Natural Discoveries

Marilyn Jones ·
  As I left the hotel in Winnipeg I was outfitted in all my brand new cold-weather gear headed for the airport and a two hour flight to the remote village of Churchill.  I prayed my preparation for facing the sub-zero temperatures and brutal...
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Britian's Famous Attractions Get Literal Chinese Names

Travel Rob ·
VisitBritian announced the winners in their 'Great names for Great  Britain ' campaign The campaign used the existing trend of the Chinese to give literal names to favorite celebrities, places and foods. Over 2 million Chinese visited the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 8, 2014: Hudson Bay Blankets, Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
This past summer I'd spent a day wandering the streets of Banff with my dear friend, LestertheInvestor, and our lovely wives.  Sylvia and I stopped by the Hudson Bay Co (HBC) store and spotted this clever display of blankets drapped over a canoe....
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August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for an excursion to the San Juan Mountains, and to this scenic pass on the Continental Divide.
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The Hudson River Museum - Yonkers NY

Jonathan L ·
Just north of The Bronx in the city of Yonkers is a really nice little museum that I like to visit. The Hudson River Museum sits on a beautiful piece of land overlooking the Hudson River.       The Hudson River Museum opened in 1922 as...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 2, 2014: New York Harbor at Sea Level

PHeymont ·
In New York's concrete canyons, it's possible to lose track of the city's connection to the sea...but not when you're out on a harbor trip on a tour from the South Street Seaport . This scene looks up the mouth of the Hudson River from the Upper Bay,...
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Wave Hill Arboretum, Bronx, New York

PHeymont ·
Wave Hill, the former estate of the Perkins family, is one of New York's most beautiful treasures, and one of its least known. It shouldn't be!
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Where was Gumbo #18 - Olana, Hudson NY

Jonathan L ·
We have gotten to Tuesday and no one has guessed Where Gumbo went this week. So here is the answer:   Gumbo traveled to the New York state town of Hudson, where Frederic Church built a house over looking the Hudson River so that he could paint....
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April 3, 2016 - Olana near Hudson NY

Jonathan L ·
Olana, in Hudson NY, was home to Frederic Church, one of the most famous painters of the Hudson River School.
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May 21, 2016: Hudson Valley, Cloudy Day

PHeymont ·
The view from Frederic Church's home along the Hudson River seems unchanged since his time...until you look the other way.
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June 5, 2016 Piermont NY

Jonathan L ·
Piermont NY, an town that is now a biking destination
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January 4, 2016: Fog over Yonkers NY

Jonathan L ·
Sometimes you don't have to travel very far to get that amazing photo.
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Sept. 2, 2018: Sunrise in Piermont, New York

Jonathan L ·
A stunning sunset in the lower Hudson Valley, captured by Jonathan L
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Re: A Remote Canadian Village offers Indescribable Natural Discoveries

PortMoresby ·
After testing my cold tolerance living in Montreal for 2 winters (note how I count the 2 years I lived there), I'm happy to witness your adventure from the comfort of my California home. And a fine adventure it is. Thanks, Marilyn, beautifully done.
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Re: A Remote Canadian Village offers Indescribable Natural Discoveries

PHeymont ·
One of the best things about reading travel blogs is getting a better, perhaps more real, view of things. All my mental images of polar bears are really cartoonish...sitting on sea ice or performing in Coke commercials, etc. To see your pictures of them, and their proximity to human habitation, gives me a different view—at the same time less exotic and more special. Thank you!
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Re: A Remote Canadian Village offers Indescribable Natural Discoveries

DrFumblefinger ·
This trip has been on my bucket list for some time. Thanks for providing the vendor, by the way! It's only weather, PortMoresby -- that's what warm clothes are made for. It's a rare opportunity to see these magnificent animals in such numbers, and so very up close. They are massive mammals, males weighing up to 1500 pounds (700 kg). They are also one of the few animals in the world that will actively hunt man for food. Lions are the other species, I believe. I've not been to Churchill, but...
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Re: A Remote Canadian Village offers Indescribable Natural Discoveries

My Thatched Hut ·
Great article. Thank you. Churchill is high on my bucket list.
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Re: A Remote Canadian Village offers Indescribable Natural Discoveries

GarryRF ·
Was there any evidence of Global Warming ? Any anecdotes from the locals? Was there anything you wished you'd taken - but hadn't ? I presume the locals don't travel south that often - or do they ? You're blog gives a fresh insight into the area - very interesting.
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Re: A Remote Canadian Village offers Indescribable Natural Discoveries

PHeymont ·
The National Wildlife Federation article I've linked HERE provides some information on your question, Garry. The sea ice on which polar bears live and hunt a good part of the year has been shrinking rapidly in recent years, leading to loss of habitat, population decline and behavior changes. They are perhaps the species most affected by global climate change.
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Re: A Remote Canadian Village offers Indescribable Natural Discoveries

DrFumblefinger ·
It is all but impossible to get trustworthy data on this from anyone. On the one hand, the alarmists want us to think the world is ending and the polar bears are at the brink of extinction. On the other, we hear polar bear populations are growing at a robust rate, like in this article in the National Post. On the one hand we hear the ice pack has all but disappeared and on the other we read articles that the Arctic ice pack is showing recovery, but not nearly as well as the Antarctic ice...
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Re: January 4, 2016: Fog over Yonkers NY

Travel Luver ·
Beautiful! What a dreamy scene.
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Re: January 4, 2016: Fog over Yonkers NY

PHeymont ·
My first thought, looking at this morning's picture, was how much it has the feel of Impressionist painting, and in particular some of these scenes by Monet (above) and Pisarro (below). For fog, of course, no accident that two of them were painted in London!
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Bear Mountain State Park: Fresh air near the city

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a short drive up the Hudson River for an easy hike at Bear Mountain State Park.
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July 19, 2020: Amtrak Station, Hudson, New York

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits the New York's oldest operating railroad station.
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July 5, 2020: Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie NY

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a view of the Hudson River from a high vantage point
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A Hudson Valley Road Trip

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a road trip up along the Hudson River, visiting some of the towns that have been there for hundreds of years
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West Point Foundry Preserve: A walk through history and nature

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to visit the historic West Point Foundry Preserve in Cold Spring, New York
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Palisades Interstate Park. Beautiful Hikes and Views near New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a drive along the cliffs that line the New Jersey shore of the Hudson River
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Bear Mountain Bridge, New York

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visited Bear Mountain State Park and saw some beautiful views of the Hudson River.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 8, 2014: Hudson Bay Blankets, Banff

raa1112 ·
Is this store still around? I've been looking for this coat all over! Lol! Do I have to make a trip there to purchase it?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 8, 2014: Hudson Bay Blankets, Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
The coats are still around, although as they are made of wool they are pricey. I'd suggest plugging the following into your search engine. "Hudson's Bay Company Wool coat" or "jacket" See what pops up.
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