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Re: Cuba - a step back in time !

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Oldsmobile...think it's a 55, might be 54. My first car was a 53 Olds 88. PHeymont -- you owned a Rocket 88? Remember that old song by Ike Turner and Jackie Brentson? Here's the you-tube link to remind those who may have forgotten this classic song -- one of the first Rock 'n Roll tunes ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbfnh1oVTk0
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Re: AAA Premier a Good Idea for Budget Travelers

Travel Rob ·
One note on why the other AAA coverages just doesn't compare to the Premier Membership.The Classic Membership only allows towing of 5 miles.The Plus allows the 100 mile, but if you use just one 200 mile tow,you will see the value.
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Re: Look both ways...

DrFumblefinger ·
Classic sign!
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Re: The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful photos of a classic beauty!
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Re: Back to Oaxaca: VWs Everywhere!

DrFumblefinger ·
Even more than mole, I believe we now have an ironclad reason to visit Oaxaca! The first car I can remember my father owning was one of these classic bugs -- a light blue one.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 11, 2014: Brasov, Romania

IslandMan ·
A classic Eastern European image....good one, Andre
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 4, 2014: MURAL DE LA PREHISTORIA - Viñales, Cuba

DrFumblefinger ·
I like the mural! There are those who get upset whenever anything "Natural" is defaced by art, but we often forget that our ancestors having been painting rocks and caves for thousands of years. I'd never heard of this mural and, besides the classic cars, gives me another reason to want to visit Cuba sometime soon.
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Re: Contemporary philosophers

DrFumblefinger ·
It was actually an email from a friend....But that quote is classic of Arthur's sense of humor!
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Re: Tent? Trailer? Cottage? EcoCapsule could be all 3!

DrFumblefinger ·
The images of this egg-like contraption brought back memories of Woody Allen's classic film, "Sleeper". Not the orgasmatron, which this device seems to lack, the overall attitude and feel of it.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 12, 2015: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

PHeymont ·
What a classic! The top picture shows almost nothing directly, and yet shows everything about its place!
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Re: Franschhoek Motor Museum, South Africa

Professorabe ·
South Africa is a country that constantly challenges your expectations. There seems to be a lot of interest in classic cars, at least in the Western Cape. This is another car museum. I must admit that it did not look too promising when we arrived (see first photo), but there were quite a few gems if you cared to look for them (as illustrated below).
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Re: Franschhoek Motor Museum, South Africa

GarryRF ·
I can see a 60s Ford Capri on the right - Europe's answer to the Mustang !
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Re: Spotted on the Road: Riley 1969 Saloon

GarryRF ·
A Royal Enfield model called the Bullet Classic. I should never have doubted your eye for a classic like this !
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Re: Hardy's Classic Tour comes to Weymouth

IslandMan ·
what a magnificent setting for these classic cars (I still wish I had my Sunbeam Alpine MK4..sigh..)
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Re: Jan. 31, 2016: Spuyten Duyvil Train Station

PHeymont ·
Not only a classic railroad picture, but one of those moments when you realize that although there are many 'commonplaces,' there's really no such thing as 'ordinary!'
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#211)

DrFumblefinger ·
Here are the final clues for this week's travel puzzle. Good luck to all of you. Here's the classic view of our destination of interest. And an example of the fossil treasure that makes this site special.
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Re: Classic American Cars #2

Former Member ·
The back Oldsmobile is cruising through 1958. The front is in some other year. Looks like pure Cuban Classic.
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Re: Name Your Favorite Restaurants for Atmosphere, Past or Present

MelanieUp ·
Aalto at Hotel La Tour for their classic food and atmosphere
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Re: California road trip ideas

Former Member ·
Mrs. Briggs - There are roads aplenty in California. Where you go depends on your family's interests. Pick a theme and the route will take care of itself. Would you say that your family more enjoys scenic routes or taking advantage of what cities have to offer ? Mountains or ocean ? Would you like to see gardens or maybe historical homes ? Maybe your crowd would go for a trip that strings together movie filming locations or old west towns ? What are your hobbies ? - shopping for antiques ?
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

DrFumblefinger ·
A fun piece, PHeymont! Thanks for sharing your excitement of this discovery. I must admit I thought you'd be much more likely to run into a collection of classic Volvos or Saabs in Stockholm.
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Re: Don't Speed in France!

Former Member ·
Here is a classic take on the problem Photo taken in Hondo, Texas by Steve Wick
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

PortMoresby ·
My brother-in-law lived in Montreal, likely worse on cars than winter in Stockholm, and had a beloved classic Rover. Always a man with strict personal guidelines, at the first threat of snow into the garage and up on blocks it went. After 2 winters there myself a warm climate was the answer, no snow, no salt, no whining, his other hobby. Good thing we're anonymous here.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

Travel Rob ·
Owning a classic can be a a lot cheaper than most people think.The insurance can be low in states like Virginia and in some places the registration of plates last as long as you own the car. And for the last few years, the motto has been,"Keep it as is" ,so flaws are accepted as part of the history of the car.Cuts down on expensive restorations
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Re: Road Trip: The Movies and the Cars

rbciao ·
Speaking of classic old cars... I've wanted a 1931 Model A sedan since I was 14 years old. So a few years ago the search began with the help of the president of the local Model A club. Using this guy's expertise plus online searching and suggestions from a financial guy I made a purchase in 2011. However, it was not a 1931 Model A sedan. This whole undertaking reminded me of the old axiom, "A camel is really a horse designed by a committee." While looking for the Model A I was talking my a...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Hello again Theodore Sorry for the late response to your question. Personally, I do not think it is worth the time and effort it would take for you to drive to Duluth from Minneapolis for only one day in the winter time. The ride from Minneapolis to Duluth one way on Interstate 35 will take you 2.5 hours, and that's under good driving conditions. In the winter, chances are you will encounter bad weather, and that will definitely add to your driving time. Duluth doesn't shut down in the...
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

DrFumblefinger ·
A very cool collection of classic cars! Look forward to seeing more!!
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, February 27, 2015: Postcards from Morocco - the camel train at sunset

PHeymont ·
a real classic...content and image! Thanks!
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Re: A Visit to Hank Aaron's Childhood Home

DrFumblefinger ·
I still have a Time magazine somewhere from the week that Hank broke Babe Ruth's record. I collected things this and recall what a big deal it was at the time (justifiably so). A nice look at a piece of classic America. I've never been to Mobile, but I'm intrigued now.
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

IslandMan ·
I love visiting old, small towns. There can be so much to see and it looks like Wallace has a lot of interesting history. The Bordello museum sounds fascinating and classic buses are a favorite of mine too. Thanks for taking us there DrF.
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All the Tea In...Charleston?

PortMoresby ·
  Tea gardens, as the farms are traditionally known, no matter the size, have been seducing me for over a decade.  In Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces of China, Himachal Pradesh and Darjeeling in Himalayan India, in the Cameron Highlands of...
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Memphis, Tennessee 2) The King's chariots

DrFumblefinger ·
      Elvis loved cars and mechanical toys of all types, including motorcycles and airplanes.  He had the money to indulge his passions, and you can see many of his favorites right across the street from Graceland .  The Elvis...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 23, 2015: Skógafoss, Iceland

DrFumblefinger ·
  Iceland is a land of dramatic rugged scenery, especially along its south shore.  There are lots of great sites here, one of my favorites being  Skógafoss .  Located in the pretty little town of Skogar, this...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 22, 2014: Mr. Kuttan

DrFumblefinger ·
  I've previously written about my travels to Sri Lanka to visit my favorite author and friend, Sir Arthur C. Clarke .  After the long flight from America to Sri Lanka, I enjoyed settling in at the fabulous Galle Face Hotel in Colombo , a...
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Tupelo, Mississippi. Birthplace of the King of Rock 'n Roll

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the first post in a short series on visiting Elvis Presley related sites.  I've been a huge Elvis fan all my life and my love for the man's wonderful music has not abated in the 35+ years since he died.  My brother (Ottoman) and I...
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Cuba - a step back in time !

GarryRF ·
 I know it's a Pontiac but which model ?
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A springtime hike on the Yakima Rim Skyline Trail

DrFumblefinger ·
After a rather long winter I was ready for a pleasant dayhike.  While I’d rather head up to the mountains for a stroll in an alpine meadow, there’s way too much snow up there in April.  Fortunately in the Northwest there are some...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 10) Adam’s Peak

DrFumblefinger ·
 Adam’s Peak (also known as Sri Pada, or “holy footprint") is located in the southwestern part of Hill Country.  It’s 2,243 meters (7,359 ft) high, the tallest mountain in this region and the...
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A Home for Caribbean Artists: The Puerto Rico Museum of Art, San Juan

PHeymont ·
Sometimes, at home or traveling, you miss an obvious place to visit, just because it’s nearby and you can fit it in “any time.” On our last day in Puerto Rico, we finally got to visit the museum around the corner and a few blocks...
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Old San Juan: Beautiful...and not all old

PHeymont ·
San Juan, Puerto Rico is a city of contrasts, of modern skyscrapers, crowded residential areas of different eras, resort hotels and casinos along Condado, and much more...but the image that usually comes to mind is really that of Old San Juan, the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 3, 2015: Chanteuse of Montmarte

IslandMan ·
    A visit to Paris is not complete without spending a few hours wandering around the historic district of Montmarte . Originally a haven for artists and bohemians alike, the area is now more geared for tourists. Located in the north of...
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Don't Leave Home Without...80 million AmEx points

PHeymont ·
A Chinese billionaire who's been buying classic Chinese art works at auction is not likely ever to run out of loyalty awards; he's racked up over 80 million American Express Membership Rewards points in the past few months using his card to buy two...
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Look east! Gallery re-examines East German interior decor

PHeymont ·
A glittering new gallery in Berlin, just off Karl-Marx-Allee, is taking a new look at mid-century design in the former German Democratic Republic, along with contemporary design from elsewhere in the East bloc and the west.   East German (and...
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Amtrak's Auto Train - Relax your way to Sunshine

Jonathan L ·
There is a rhythm to train travel that is different. This is especially true when you are taking a train for a long distance. I recently took a round trip excursion on Amtrak’s Auto Train. And it immediately reminded me why I enjoy train travel...
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Istanbul: Cruising the Bosphorus

PHeymont ·
One of the classics for visitors to Istanbul—and for quite a few Istanbulis as well—is a cruise up the Bosphorus, the 19-mile strait that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, and ultimately the Mediterranean. The Bosphorus is more...
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Route 66 - Pasadena to Needles

Jonathan L ·
Last summer I had the opportunity to do something I had always wanted to do - drive a significant portion of Route 66. Having spent 4 days in LA, I started a drive to Albuquerque to meet up with  The Amazing Ms. D. Instead of rushing down the...
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Historic Route 66 (pt 2) - Needles CA to Flagstaff AZ

Jonathan L ·
Leaving Needles CA, I drove a route that is a MUST DRIVE if you are the kind of person that loves road trips. The main portion of my day was spent on the longest continuous stretch of the original Route 66 that is still in place - From Topock AZ to...
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Visiting Sicily: An introductory overview

DrFumblefinger ·
    Travel guru Rick Steves likes to say (and I'm paraphrasing) that Italy either gets better or worse as you head south from Rome, depending on what you like.  If you like a quieter people, trains running almost on time, etc. head...
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A Day in Ponce, Puerto Rico (Where Gumbo Was #87)

PHeymont ·
On our second-to-last day in Puerto Rico, we headed to the south shore of the island, to the city of Ponce. It's smaller than San Juan, has less tourist traffic—all that, and yet it considers itself the cultural equal of the capital or of...
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Four Ways to Savor Savannah

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of her favorite ideas on what to see and do when visiting Savannah, Georgia
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November 26, 2017: Ranakpur: The Most Delicate Jain Temple

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares a visit to a beautiful Jain temple in Rajasthan, in Ranakpur.
 
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