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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 2

Travel Rob ·
Another great set of ideas!
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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: July 27, 2016: Bighorn Sheep at Hemenway Park in Boulder City, NV

DrFumblefinger ·
Wow! That's a lot of sheep! I imagine there are few places that offer such succulent moist grass for these desert dwellers. Must have been fun to stop and study them. And good that you didn't let those little dogs out of the car, as the sheep likely would have killed them.
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Re: July 27, 2016: Bighorn Sheep at Hemenway Park in Boulder City, NV

Samantha ·
Yep, it wouldn't have ended pretty.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 13, 2014: Statue of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Kuhio Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

Travel Luver ·
So there really was a "Big Kahuna". I thought it was just a slang expression.
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Re: Walking across the Ohio: Big Four Bridge, Louisville

PHeymont ·
No big city involved, but it reminds me of early teen years, walking the old railroad-then-highway bridge across the Missouri River from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The best part was the birds-eye view of the tugs and barges, and the long views downriver. Sadly, that one is gone, now.
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Re: Walking across the Ohio: Big Four Bridge, Louisville

Samantha ·
Great post Jonathan. I love bridges and really enjoyed reading about this one and all its history. It's definitely being adding it my to-do list! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Walking across the Ohio: Big Four Bridge, Louisville

DrFumblefinger ·
Great travel experience and a fun place from which to see the landscape! Thanks, Jonathan.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

GarryRF ·
Some "modern art" leaves me cold but that image is thought provoking and lets the mind wander - as it has yours ! Nice piece DrF !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

PHeymont ·
Stunning...and hard to imagine a better place for it. Curious: how big is it? In the close-up I get the impression they could be full-size boats?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, they are all full size boats. Say an average of 4 meters (13 ft) each? Vegas is becoming a great place to see modern art.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

PortMoresby ·
The word "audacious" comes to mind and, I think, appropriately. I think it's always been one of Art's jobs to make the viewer's say "What the hell?", and public art of this scale especially. It makes one want to meet the person whose mind conceived it. Good work, Nancy Rubins. ("crafted" indeed, DrF.)
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Re: A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

PHeymont ·
Looks like a great place for a walk and a learn! You might just be putting Florida on my map...
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Re: A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Travel Rob ·
What a great walk.I really enjoy the boardwalks that are all over Florida.Really let's you get on top of some interesting things that you don't want to walk through.
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Re: The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 1). Volcanoes Park

PHeymont ·
Great pictures, and great memories. This was our favorite part of Hawaii...especially the "end of the road" where the park highway suddenly comes to an end against a pile of lava from a few years ago. It's a big tourist attraction, yes, but it seemed much less so than many other places on the islands.
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Re: The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 1). Volcanoes Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, PHeymont. It's a great destination partially because the tourist industry can't control it. The volcano will do what it wants and as the flow of lava over the road reminds us, we have little power to stop it.
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Re: "Surf and Turf" at Roy's in Waikoloa. Short rib with macadamia crusted mahi-mahi. Wonderful!

Travel Rob ·
Please do a food review on this place! It looks delicious!
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

PHeymont ·
It's not often we get an inside view of an event like this, while it's going on. Thanks! I've been wondering whether people on Kauai, where Iniki changed everything, had very different reactions to the possible storm than those on the Big Island?
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

PortMoresby ·
And another wonder...I wonder how many parks have signs ready on a shelf for closings due to "severe weather" and "tropical storm".
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
Hawaiians are pretty mellow folks, as you know, PHeymont. And they weren't too excited about this Hurricane. Cautiously aware but no adrenaline flowing if that makes sense. Good point about signage, PM.
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
You cant say your vacations are uneventful DrF. Something to remember for a long time. Here in the UK we're still sweeping up the debris after Hurricane Gonzalo came through this morning. Winds up to 88mph.. But I didn't pay for the privilege of having my day spoilt like you did. Sun will come out tomorrow - more pix needed please !
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
The sun did indeed come out today (Tuesday). As you can see from the attached photo. Lots of photos of the trip already up on Gumbo on the Go, with more to follow. Check out that link here: https://www.travelgumbo.com/clips?fileType=IMAGE
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
Wonderful collection of photos DrF. Very educational too.. I didn't know they grew coffee beans there too. My biggest regret is the 3 day stopover I had there. It was nowhere near long enough. But your pix have been an insight into some of the things I would have loved to see.
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comments, Garry. Kona coffee is among the most flavorful in the world. Very smooth and rich in flavor. Hawaii's not easy to get to, especially from Europe, but it's worth some effort to do so.
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
Some of the best long haul flights stop off in interesting places. That's why I love taking a few days in San Francisco. And Hawaii. Mainly because I can walk for miles. So many US cities are not "Pedestrian friendly" I'm off to search the internet for Kona Coffee ! I have noticed that the Islands have the most memorable Flag of all the US States ! Thanks DrF !
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
That flag must have been inspired by Captain Cook. And we all know what happened to him on these islands....(if you don't, google it).
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
The Flag was adopted 70 years after the death of Cook. It was designed by the Head of the Hawaiian Navy. Who's previous employment was with the British Royal Navy.
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Re: Gallery: Hapuna Beach Prince Resort, Hawaii

GarryRF ·
Some resorts have a rule that the tree line is the maximum building height. Blends in with the local landscape much better. Looks like this hotel was built to fit the local landscape. With the gardens it looks wonderful.
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Re: Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Redux

GarryRF ·
A reminder of the destructive power of nature. I'd be worried about the soles of my shoes melting and welding themselves to rock ! Is the access a tourist has only to dormant areas ? Fascinating blog from what must be the most "lively" location on Earth. Once again DrF , educational and interesting !
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Re: Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Redux

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Garry, and thanks for your comment. The active areas within the National Park are off limits because of toxic fume levels, not so much because of lava. The roads to the Pahoe area (outside the park) of actively flowing lava are closed and access is theoretically restricted. For a fee, one of the locals will guide you to the flowing lava. Remember this is thick fairly slowly flowing lava, not unlike moving pancake batter. But it is hot and you have to be careful. Shoes can melt and worse...
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Re: Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Redux

GarryRF ·
Hmm.... maybe I was right ! I have no wish to terminate my "footloose" attitude. Sounds like a lake with thin ice. Diamond Head on Hawaii was my limit !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 12, 2014: Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

MsK ·
Wow, that would be something to see. Thank for sharing.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 29, 2015: The art of lava

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm often amazed at how beautiful the small things in nature can be.  Whether a bee pollinating a flower, a wild animal stopping to look at you, a blade of grass struggling to grow in a desert, or how sculpted lava can seem.   These photos...
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Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park (The Place of Refuge), Big Island of Hawaii (Where Gumbo was #113)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Perhaps the best place on the Big Island to enjoy a sunset (from many great possibilities),  Pu’uhonua o Honaunau  (the Place of Refuge) is a remarkable destination.  This is a National Historic site which should be...
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 13, 2014: Statue of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Kuhio Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
  Duke Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968) is a legend in the world of surfing, but this was only one of his many great achievements.   Duke (aka "The Big Kahuna") was born in Honolulu and grew up in Kalia, Waikiki (near...
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November 13, 2019: Welcome to Montana

Samantha ·
Samantha arrives in Montana, her 40th state, with a welcome that matches its name as Big Sky state.
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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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Rocky Creek Bridge, Big Sur, California

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was at the Rocky Creek bridge in Big Sur. See why the Big Sur coast is so special to so many!
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Take a Grand Tour of the World by Going to the Big Apple Circus

Travel Rob ·
This years Big Apple Circus's show will focus on  travel. 'The Grand Tour' will be set in the 1920's  and will feature acts from every continent, except Antarctica. Ships, trains, automobiles, and airplanes will serve as the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 6, 2015: Windmills in the Sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
Recently my wife and I traveled across Montana by car.  It's a large state with some amazing mountain ranges and lots of wide open plains -- the "Big Sky" country the state is known for.  The sun was beginning to set when I spotted a group...
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Crazy Horse National Monument

Samantha ·
While in Rapid City we went to  Mt. Rushmore  and  Crazy Horse National Monument . I had heard a lot about this monument, but didn’t know really much about it. I am embarrassed to admit that at one point, I actually thought it was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
 Situated in the heart of Las Vegas' City Center, in the middle of many beautifully designed skyscrapers, is a sort of traffic jam.  Or a "boat jam", if you wish.  It's an unusual work of art crafted by Nancy Rubins and known as "Big...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 3, 2014: Kohala Sunset, Big Island, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
 It's hard to beat Hawaiian sunsets.  This one was taken from the northwestern corner of the Big Island, looking in the direction of Asia (the next landmass due west of here).  We were  driving from the cowboy town of Waimea...
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A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Everglades is a fascinating and unique place -- a broad shallow river slowly moving to the sea and covering a large portion of southwestern Florida in a thin layer of water.   Mostly the Everglades is characterized by its "River of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 3, 2013: Houses of Parliament and River Thames, London, England

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of the most iconic images of England is that of the Houses of Parliament (House of Lords and House of Commons), and its famous clock tower (Big Ben).  Situated in the heart of London, for centuries the site of British government and...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 3). Kona & South Coast

DrFumblefinger ·
 This blog is being published on the same day PHeymont posted some great pics of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, or Place of Refuge, which you can see here.  Along with the Place of Refuge, I'm discussing...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 4). Kohala & Saddle Road

DrFumblefinger ·
My final blog post on the Big Island covers the driest (less than 25 cm of rain a year) and oldest parts of the island — the northwest and central regions.  (Petroglyphs, King's Trail, Waikoloa village) The Kohala...
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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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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 2). Hilo & Hamakua Coast

DrFumblefinger ·
(Sunset over Hilo Bay, Big Island of Hawaii) Hilo is tucked into the northeastern corner of the Big Island, on the slopes of Mauna Loa’s rainy side.  And boy can it rain; the region gets up to 200 inches (500 cm) each year though...
 
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