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Re: Route 66 - Pasadena to Needles

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the journey, JL. This one has been on my wish list for some time. I do intend to make it one day. Also love the Bagdad Cafe. I remember the movie, it was one of those cult classics that, like you said, went almost unnoticed. Good to know the buildings are still there.
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Re: Route 66 - Pasadena to Needles

PHeymont ·
I've only had the pleasure of a small part of the road (east of Flagstaff and yes, passing that corner in Winslow, Arizona, but Route 66 is pretty much the symbol of the feeling so many of us have, of wanting to discover a past still visible in the present, and worth holding onto. Another good book for "shunpikers" is George Cantor's "Where the Old Roads Go: Driving the First Federal Highways of the Northeast." It's an easy and rewarding read even if you're not setting out on Rte 6, Rte 20,...
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Re: Route 66 - Pasadena to Needles

NonstopFromJFK ·
The bottle tree ranch is so awesome! I love the whimsical western town charm - I hope I'll get to do a road trip like that one day.
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Re: Route 66 - Pasadena to Needles

PortMoresby ·
I n the mid-90s the National Park Service sent a team of professionals to do a survey of surviving road and features of the entire route, Chicago to the Santa Monica Pier, with my husband as illustrator for the report. I don't know if it's generally available but it might be interesting reading for someone with more than a casual interest.
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Re: Weaker 'loonie' good and bad news for Canada travel

DrFumblefinger ·
With the fall especially of oil prices (and other natural resources, which Canada is a major producer of), the loonie has indeed fallen compared to the US dollar but kept its relative value with most other currencies, including the pound and Euro. It seems despite a reasonably healthy economic profile, including until recently an almost balanced federal budget and low debt-to-GDP ratio, the value of the Canadian dollar is pegged to its natural resource valuation. With the pullback in the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 18, 2015: A Rainy Morning at Point Arena

PortMoresby ·
  Leaving Elk on the Mendocino County coast, I turned left onto California Highway 1 and drove south under a heavier-than-foggy sky.  The plan was to make a couple of stops for pictures, then turn inland and head into wine country for an...
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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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Travel for Garden Lovers, Part II

PortMoresby ·
    If you missed it, begin with 'Travel for Garden Lovers: Part I' .       To recap:  Gardens and their houses have often been the focus of my travels, in Europe and the United States. Searching online recently, looking...
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Santa Monica California: Where Gumbo Was (#198)

Jonathan L ·
Santa Monica is one of the places Jonathan L goes back to when he's in Los Angeles, for its energy, attractions, and food.
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Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)

Lestertheinvestor ·
San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, located near City Hall, spans 6000 years and a myriad of cultures in its vast collections.
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Folsom CA (Where Gumbo Was #153)

Jonathan L ·
This week Gumbo traveled to Folsom CA.
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Weaker 'loonie' good and bad news for Canada travel

PHeymont ·
A weaker Canadian dollar is affecting Canadians' travel plans—and that may be good news for tourism in a number of Canadian cities.
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Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, CA

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us on a unique tour: the factory where the iconic jelly beans are made. She recommends a weekday visit when the factory is working.
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Re: Santa Monica California: Where Gumbo Was (#198)

Jonathan L ·
Sorry GarryGF - fixing it now
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Re: Santa Monica California: Where Gumbo Was (#198)

DrFumblefinger ·
I spent a lot of time in Santa Monica in the mid-1980s while doing my internship and residency at UCLA Medical Center in nearby Westwood. Always cool on a hot day, always a nice place to walk around. Brings back many good memories, thanks!
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Re: Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, CA

DrFumblefinger ·
What fun! I love Jelly Bellys -- who doesn't. My favorite flavors are root beer and a bunch of the berry bellys. Great post, thanks!
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Re: Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)

PortMoresby ·
I haven't visited this great museum since it was in a wing off the old de Young in Golden Gate Park. I think it's about time I visited again and can make it a pilgrimage to City Hall, too, where my grandmother worked for years as secretary to the Board of Supervisors. Thanks for this, Lester, beautifully done.
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Re: Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)

Travel Rob ·
Great piece Lester! And beautiful photos!
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Re: Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)

Travel Luver ·
Fascinating! Know where I'll stop by next time in in SF.
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June 24, 2020: Birds on the Seal Beach PIer, California

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of the birds she and her husband saw while walking along the Seal Beach Pier in California.
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