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Re: Planning a Road Trip

Former Member ·
Hey, Dan Carter...when are you doing your trip? I'd love to hear more about how it works, because a cross-country with no agenda and no turnpikes is one of my big dreams...maybe come true someday! Anyone else here ever done one? Love to hear!
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

DrFumblefinger ·
That's an interesting tripod, TravelandNature, but you won't catch me on anything that potentially could launch me as a projectile at 60 mph. And, unless you're very macho, you'll not enjoy yourself in bad weather. So if you want to walk on the wild side, rent a convertible, or buy an older one, drive it for a month and sell it in Seattle (not exactly a city for convertibles, except on rare days). Regarding on where to go and how to plan the trip, I'd make a point of going by my local AAA...
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

Former Member ·
That is a very good suggestion to think in terms of planning your trip as a connection of national (and state !) parks. The parks tend to be, by definition, in the scenic places, which are along the scenic drives. What a coincidence ! How handy ! The champions of finding scenic drives off of the interstates and shunways are the RVers. Check the sites used by RVers for ideas. Here is a good one: http://drivecrosscountry.net/T...r/Trip_Planning.html
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

Dan Carter ·
Hey, guys...thanks for a bunch of good ideas! I think the 3-wheel bike is not for me, but the idea of buying an old ragtop and then selling it appeals to me. Not even sure I'll need a car living in Seattle, but don't know yet (job is near the waterfront, but don't know where I can afford to live!) National Parks idea sounds really good to me...I've loved the ones I've been to before. Shunpiking? I didn't make that up! This is from Merriam Webster:
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Re: Road-Trip in Patagonia: El Chalten to Torres del Paine

TravelingCanuck ·
Such a magnificent and beautiful place. I think the vast remoteness adds to the appeal of Patagonia. One of my top bucket list places to visit some day. Thank you for the awesome pictures.
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Re: Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

GarryRF ·
Looks like you have a great liking for the good old days of the railroad. Loved the reference to the new complex - It was picking up steam in the 80s and 90s. Fascinating slice of architecture hidden away. But better a market hall than a memory.
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Re: Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

DrFumblefinger ·
Love the history and old photos! Nice post!
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Re: Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

PHeymont ·
And thanks to you, DrF, for suggesting it to me as a topic!
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Re: Spotted on the Road: Riley 1969 Saloon

GarryRF ·
I'm disappointed you never spotted the Motorbike used by Hagrid in Harry Potter. Sections filmed in Liverpool and in the underwater Mersey Tunnel.
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Re: Spotted on the Road: Riley 1969 Saloon

PHeymont ·
Well, I don't know who said I missed it, but when I took my pictures, Hagrid wasn't in it...
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Re: Spotted on the Road: Riley 1969 Saloon

DrFumblefinger ·
Pheymont -- you must have used the shutter speed for that motorcycle photo!
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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: Traveling in the USA in the 1930s and 1940s

PHeymont ·
Wow! I missed this the first time around...and while the scenics are great, it is the touching close-ups and groups of "ordinary" people that are truly outstanding; they remind me of the work of Louis Hine and Beatrice Abbott...but in color. Speaking of color...I'm also reminded of how much better early Kodachrome was at reds than at blues and greens...
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Re: Traveling in the USA in the 1930s and 1940s

PortMoresby ·
Thanks so much, DrF, for sharing these with us. I especially love the ones of San Francisco in 1940, where I can picture my teenaged father walking. And of Tucson, my own stomping grounds for many years. So many familiar places. Just fantastic.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

TravelingCanuck ·
Awesome pictures. I was in Waterton Park in the early 80s with work in early May before the season opened. The town site had dozens of mountain sheep everywhere. It was so beautiful and peaceful. We were about the only people other then residents there. Must certainly do another trip down that way and go across into Glacier Park as well. Thanks.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
Brings back some wonderful memories! The Going to the Sun Road is one of North America's most spectacular drives. But it does get very crowded in the summer, so take your time and drink in that beautiful scenery! Glacier NP joins Waterton NP in Canada to form an International Peace Park and these two parks together are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Re: Mar 27, 2016: Ladakh—Tibetan Monasteries, Stunning Landscapes, World’s Highest Road…

Marilyn Jones ·
Fascinating!! Thank you for sharing; your photos are excellent and so interesting!!
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Re: Mar 27, 2016: Ladakh—Tibetan Monasteries, Stunning Landscapes, World’s Highest Road…

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful images! My breathing rate increased in sympathy with how thin the air is up there...
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Re: Mar 27, 2016: Ladakh—Tibetan Monasteries, Stunning Landscapes, World’s Highest Road…

Grand Escapades ·
Yes the air is very, very thin up there, especially crossing Khardung La at 5.602 meters and being blocked 3 hours at the top ;-) Thanks, this is a beautiful place, that well deserves the visit!
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Re: Tilt! Retro railroad offers retro pinball car

DrFumblefinger ·
Now that's definitely a train car I'd like to visit!
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Re: Silk Road becomes the Silk Railway

PortMoresby ·
As a huge fan of all sorts of surface travel, you had me going there for a moment. Until I realized I'd have to wear my chorizo disguise to get a ride on this train.
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Re: Silk Road becomes the Silk Railway

PHeymont ·
I’d have to agree there…visions in my head of having to stand out in the cold while the engines were changed (and sinister figures on the platform, with their collars turned up…thanks, Graham Greene, Eric Ambler, etc.). The author of the article may, at the end, have crossed a line, though with the words: “It is certainly an epic monument to the lengths we will go to meet our unfulfillable desire for things we don’t need.” I can’t see how those words apply to olive oil and chorizo…
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Re: Silk Road becomes the Silk Railway

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: As a huge fan of all sorts of surface travel, you had me going there for a moment. Until I realized I'd have to wear my chorizo disguise to get a ride on this train. You could always disguise yourself as a ham or a can of olive oil. As I recall, there was a famous character on the Popeye cartoon who liked to disguise herself as Olive Oyle.
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Re: Silk Road becomes the Silk Railway

PortMoresby ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: You could always disguise yourself as a ham... That would definitely make the most sense, actually requiring no disguise.
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Re: Spotted on the Road in Sweden

WorkerBee ·
Rather than a true kit car this may be a re-body of a production car. In some ways it resembles a Fiat 500 or 600 from the 1960s. Many companies made replacement bodies for these and other small cars. This could also be a modified Fiat Jolly body sans windshield and roof. The Jollys were Ghia re-bodies of Fiat 500s and 600s.. Many other coachwork builders also supplied after-market bodies. This is one that I haven't seen before.
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Re: Spotted on the Road in Sweden

Former Member ·
Good information, Worker Bee.
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Re: Spotted on the Road in Sweden

GarryRF ·
You're right (of course) it bears a close resemblance to the Abarth 600 which was the Racing version of the Fiat 600.
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Re: Spotted on the Road: Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France

GarryRF ·
And virtually indestructible too. You had to drive the "deux chevaux" pretty hard to achieve a decent speed, but it achieved it well ! Its popularity peaked in the 60's when it was it was sold at half the price of a VW Beetle. Assembled in 12 countries across the world to meet demand. It once had a 5 year waiting list for new cars and used models were more expensive than new !
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Re: Spotted on the Road: Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France

HistoryDigger ·
Wanted a used 2CV when I lived in Avignon, but another buyer got to it first. One of my favorites. Thanks for posting.
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Re: The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

GarryRF ·
Some wonderful pix of Australia that bring back so many memories of my visits Islandman I could look at those rock formations for hours. Looking into a million years of history. Australia is certainly like nowhere else on Earth and every day is a fascinating adventure. Certainly is a well written comprehensive Blog you've presented. I've enjoyed it. Thanks.
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Re: The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing this interesting and most beautiful roadtrip with us, Islandman! Another one for my bucketlist.
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Re: The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Travel Rob ·
Wow Islandman ,thank you for this blog. it really moved Australia up on my list. When i saw your photo of the Loch Ard Gorge i immediately thought of the Calanques near Marseilles, France .
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Re: December 25, 2016: Biking Down Death Road

DrFumblefinger ·
Great photos and a great adventure! Merry Christmas, Gilles!
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Re: Shunpiking Through Northern Pennsylvania

Marilyn Jones ·
What fun! I love a good road trip and I enjoyed reading about your...great photos!
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Re: Shunpiking Through Northern Ohio

GarryRF ·
I enjoy your journeys around " Small Town USA". The US has such a wealth of history. You should write a book so that Brits like me know where to search for new ventures - ready for my next trip across the pond. Thank You.
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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: 10 Most Dangerous Roads in India

Professorabe ·
And I thought that I'd been on some frightening roads ...
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Re: London: a Few of My Favorite Things

DrFumblefinger ·
Nothing quite like Chinese dumplings, a fine house tour, and the smell of English books to round out a gooooood travel day!
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Re: London: a Few of My Favorite Things

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the memories, and the reminder of how much of London's best bits are hidden away in odd corners! And thanks also for the prompt to stop skipping the Portrait Gallery...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 23, 2013: Iceland's Black Sand Beach

Travel Luver ·
The mist ads a great effect to your photos, PHeymont!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 23, 2013: Iceland's Black Sand Beach

GarryRF ·
Beautiful Photos indeed Paul. I often think travellers who choose the best weather for a vacation miss out on moments like these. I blame the TV weather forecasters who always call a Rainy Day "Bad Weather". If you don't get rain then you wont get Rainbows !
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Re: The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 4). Kohala & Saddle Road

Former Member ·
We just found this site. Bookmarking this information for our next vacation. Can't wait !
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Re: Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa - My Embarrassing Story

GarryRF ·
Nudity is something you soon get used to in Europe. Anywhere there's changing rooms or at the seaside it's a common occurrence. After 2 days you don't notice anymore. I feel your pain on the fall you had. Always embarrassing. I swam out from the beach on an inflatable bed. I caught a wave and returned to the beach at speed - lying face down. I hit sharp rocks on the beach and my inflatable turned to shreds. I was laying face down in 3 inches of water - struggling to turn over and get my...
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Prairie Lake north of Dauphin, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
Prairie Lake north of Dauphin, Manitoba
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The Swan River, west central Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
The Swan River, west central Manitoba
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Re: Cuba's Cars: Varied, surviving, fascinating

GarryRF ·
American cars with Russian Lada engines ! No wonder the Cuban's call them Frankencars.
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