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Re: British Parents Prosecuted For Taking Vacation During School Time

PHeymont ·
As an educator, I've always found this a difficult issue. Teachers are often frustrated when students disappear for family vacations when they need to be completing their studies or taking final examinations, but I doubt that prosecuting parents is the solution. That is especially so when parents are not given a choice by employers: if this is the only time the family can take time (especially for immigrant families who use the time to visit families "back home"), it is understandable that...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#130)

PortMoresby ·
With the exception of the tidy tunnel and the "lake", all the pictures remind me very much of a place I lived in SE AZ, where copper was queen. The "planter", the headframes above the pit, all very familiar.
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Re: The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

HistoryDigger ·
Fascinating. The tailings pond looks so inviting. I hate to think that water fowl might land there. I hope animal instinct keeps them away from the toxic water. I also wonder what will become of the pit after the water is purified and pumped away. Or, will that process continue indefinitely because of the water seepage?
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Re: The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comment, HistoryDigger. The tailing pond is relatively shallow and I don't believe is anywhere near as contaminated as the pit water. But I still wouldn't swim in it (not that you could, the entire area is sealed off except to workers) The pit water really is not accessible to anything except birds flying in, and hopefully their natural fear of flying into a hole would keep them away. There's enough rivers and lakes nearby that they have a lot of options -- not like trying to...
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Re: The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

Mytraveledroad ·
Wow what a piece of history. I didn't even know this existed. Thanks for sharing this story.
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Re: Strictly for the Birds...

PHeymont ·
While searching for some other photos, I came across these two that might have joined the birds above. One is a scene of well-mannered pigeons on a rail at the Musee Rodin in Paris, perhaps waiting their turn to annoy diners in the garden cafe; the other is yet another of those ironic meetings of statue-fied dignity with feathered pit stop...
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Re: Calgary Farmers' Market

Jonathan L ·
Wonderful pics. Is this the market on the former military base? That was one of our favorite reasons to drive into Calgary when we were in Canmore! The was a wonderful pit shop in the food court - best savory pies around!
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Re: Going to Heathrow? Well, it's NOT in London!

GarryRF ·
Its hard to find an Airport in the US that I find convenient too ..... LAX - Los Angeles 18.2 miles PIT - Pittsburgh 19.1 miles IAH - Houston 20.1 miles DFW - Dallas 20.9 miles; Ft. Worth 24.5 miles MCI - Kansas City 21.0 miles DTW - Detroit 22.1 miles DEN - Denver 25.2 miles IAD - Washington DC 26.9 miles
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 2, 2013: BootHill Graveyard, Tombstone, Arizona

DrFumblefinger ·
I never did shake hands with Doc Holiday or Wyatt Earp, Mac, and since Doc Holiday probably died of "consumption" (tuberculosis), hope you were wearing a mask and washed your hands after you did. Good point about Bisbee -- a great small historic town with a grand old hotel, the Copper Queen . The scale of the open pit mine is hard to fathom, but worth a look. If you're staying in Tucson, both Tombstone and Bisbee can be combined into a day trip from there.
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Where Gumbo was #85)

Jonathan L ·
    In addition its contributions to the performing arts Los Angeles is also home to the largest art museum in the Western United States – The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Located on Wilshire Blvd just east of Fairfax Ave....
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Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

PortMoresby ·
  March 13, 2015    I was born in San Francisco and it was the only place I wanted to be on this ending-in-zero birthday.  More specifically, in Chinatown, like China, but better in some ways.  I’ve loved it for as long...
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The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

PHeymont ·
Market hall at Frankfurt's Terminal 3, now under construction.   There seems to be a wave of airport building and airport expansion across the globe these days, and all of them boast of the wonderful future and wonderful facilities to come....
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Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Redux

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm a huge fan of National Parks, and one of the most amazing parks anywhere is Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island.  When you visit, you'll know why it's a UNESCO World Heritage site !   I've previously shared some of my...
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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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Street Food and Market: Istanbul

HSussman ·
This was our third trip to Istanbul, and we had already covered all the major “must do” tourist locations and several of the minor ones. Yes, Istanbul has some great restaurants, but it’s time to relax and pay some attention to...
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Spain's 'killer lake' to be disarmed

PHeymont ·
Carbon dioxide trapped in water at an abandoned mine site has the potential to erupt and replace oxygen, killing hundreds. Help is on the way.
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A Day in Santa Marta, Colombia

PHeymont ·
PHeymont spends a day making a nodding acquaintance with Colombia's oldest city, on the Caribbean coast.
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April 25, 2017: Swans - on an old Clay pit lake

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares photos of Swans on an old Clay pit lake in North Yorkshire.
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Beldi Hill Lead Mine, Swaledale North Yorkshire.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook takes us on a journey into Britain's industrial past: the remains of a 19th century lead mine.
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FLASH SALE: $69 to Europe on WOW

PHeymont ·
WOW juices the competition with an early-fall sale to Paris, Berlin, London and more.
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Poking around Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to the small and historic West Virginia town of Berkeley Springs.
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A Vivid View of Theaters Past

Marilyn Jones ·
Time ravages great beauties and sometimes restores them. Marilyn Jones shares with us a book that chronicles some astonishing recent examples.
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High Road to Taos Scenic Byway, New Mexico Highlands

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L off the main road through the New Mexico Highlands
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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

George G. ·
George G visits the historic spa town of Berkeley Springs and shares its history and some of its interesting sites.
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January 17, 2020: Big Sky Country, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some images taken while on a roadtrip through Montana.
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania: Peaceful Holiday Getaway

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie explores the historic treasures of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, including fantastic car and antique collections.
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Berlin panda twins ready for showtime

PHeymont ·
Berlin's newest zoo attractions are ready for the public that's been waiting for them!
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10 Reasons Why New Zealand Should Be Your Next Holiday Destination

Muhammad I (Guest) ·
New Zealand is a country of wonders. Here is a listing of some of the best (sponsored content)
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The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

DrFumblefinger ·
  When most people think of Montana, images of mountains or "Big Sky country" or wildlife spring to mind.  Usually you don't think of a massive hole in the ground, but that was the focus of this week's puzzle.  Gumbo was visiting the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sep 15, 2015: Pit Lane, Mdina Grand Prix

IslandMan ·
One of the highlights on the Maltese events calendar is the Mdina Grand Prix which takes place over 3 days in October. It consists of several group races on a 3 kilometer street circuit around the bastions of the ancient medieval capital of Mdina....
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#132)

PHeymont ·
Not a pit, and not a fort...but perhaps some similarities to the past two puzzles, since there is a narrow passage leading to a more distant point. But don't let that lead you astray; this one is far from either of them...and comes with a tale of...
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Minneapolis Hotel Gives a Nod to its University Location

Marilyn Jones ·
  The Commons Hotel has a theme throughout its lobby, restaurant, rooms and suites. And I like hotels with themes. Maybe it’s all those nights at Walt Disney World resorts, but whatever the reason, I was pleasantly surprised when I entered...
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Dunstaffnage Castle, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares beautiful images and a detailed history of Dunstaffnage Castle. Built in the 13th century, it is one of the oldest castles in Scotland and has stood witness to many of the country's key historic events.
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Omni Bedford Springs Resort Stands the Test of Time

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to Bedford Springs, including the fabulous and expansive Omni resorts (and some of the other hidden treasures of the region)
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Hopper Mausoleum and Church of St Andrew, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares photos and the history of a beautiful church and mausoleum, dating to the 18th century, set atop a lonely hill in Northumberland.
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In Egypt: The Pyramids

PortMoresby ·
After first thoughts of visiting 45 years ago, PortMoresby finally arrives in Egypt. This week begins the story of this long-postponed adventure.
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Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris

PHeymont ·
PHeymont continues his exploration of Paris's largest and most famous cemeteries.
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Wetting My Whistle: Berkeley Springs water tasting

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares her experience as a water judge (tasting, not swimming or diving) in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
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Planeful of plumbers can't fix the loo

PHeymont ·
How many plumbers does it take to fix a toilet? Eighty-five is not enough when it's flying at 30,000 feet!
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Olympic National Forest Pt 2: Forks to Aberdeen ,WA

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L continues his visit to this magnificent forest, including the Hoh Rain Forest.
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Art and Survival in the Tassili Plateau

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell explores the heart of the Sahara -- a life filled with hardship, sand dunes and camel. A trip highlighted by the remarkable sights of Tassili n’Ajjer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 10, 2014: Essaouira, Morocco

PortMoresby ·
Fishing Boats, Essaouira   When you’re in Morocco and you see this much blue, you’re most likely in  either Chefchaouen, in the northern Rif Mountains, or in Essaouira, on the Atlantic coast, west of Marrakech.  When...
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Cesky Krumlov: A Stroll thru a Medieval Town

DrFumblefinger ·
(Ceský Krumlov -- town overview) My first view of the southwestern Czech town of Český Krumlov (pronounced CHESS-key KRUM loff — from now on I’ll just call it Krumlov, as the locals do) was from Castle hill...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 1). Volcanoes Park

DrFumblefinger ·
(Volcanoes National Park -- plume of volcanic smoke from Halema'uma Crater) There are many places in the world I wish everyone could visit.  At the top of this list is Hawaii.  It’s a great travel destination and for me retains...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 9, 2014: Halema'uma Crater, Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Dr.Y ·
One of the most exciting things about visiting Volcanoes National Park is an opportunity to see molten lava.  This is somewhat a matter of luck.  Sometimes when you visit, there'll be easily accessible lava flowing; at other times, nothing...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 18th, 2014: Bears

Still Country Photo ·
We used to have Black Bears in our backyard all the time growing up.  They would eat the vegetables out of our garden and turn over our garbage cans.  We didn't go out after dark and had to pay attention to noises in the trees when we were...
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Marveling at La Sagrada Familia

Karina ·
Being perpetually surrounded by the ordinary things of everyday life made me a bit unprepared for the reaction I had when I experienced my first man-made marvel. Never had I felt in awe of the “genius” behind a calculator, or the...
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6 Fun Things To Do In Miami This Summer

Katy ·
Watch the World Cup I know we are all excited about the World Cup, right? Even if your country isn’t playing there is so much energy and passion right now in this city surrounding the games you will be sure to enjoy and take part with your...
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November 5, 2016: Hatiheu, Nuku Hive, Iles Marquises

Ron B. ·
Ron B shares memories and a memorable image of a trip through the Marquises of French Polynesia. Ron calls it "a trip of a lifetime!"
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Shunpiking through Northern Illinois

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L continues his westward trip off the highways, and shares his new discoveries and some ideas about random travel.
 
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