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Re: Best and Worst U.S. airports: No surprises

GarryRF ·
I believe Airports should be judged solely on whether you had a pleasant experience. There is no way Orlando isn't in the Top10. New York is a disgrace. But I pass through as an alien - US residents see no problem. Philadelphia is a dream. Excellent Airport.
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Re: The Biggest Plane You've Never Seen

DrFumblefinger ·
Looks rather like a stuffed goose trying to take flight. The kind of aircraft that belongs in an aviation museum, not in the sky.
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Re: The Beluga gets even bigger

GarryRF ·
It's a beautiful sight as it passes over Liverpool. Descending into Hawarden Airport. It collects new Airbus wings and then returns to Germany. This aircraft is so big it appears to be stationary in the sky as it passes above.
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Re: Free Things to do in Phoenix, Arizona

DrFumblefinger ·
Never knew there was so much free stuff to do in Phoenix. Seems like you could spent the better part of a week seeing and doing things without paying one admission fee. Thanks for sharing these, Samantha.
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Re: Boston in the fall - suggestions please!

HistoryDigger ·
Glad you're traveling again, Mac. Boston is my home town, and October is THE BEST MONTH. Where are you staying in the city? I'd walk the Freedom Trail if you're feeling up to it. Go down to the waterfront. Boston Common and Charles Street are fun places to hang out. Newbury Street is fancy shopping and also has a few fun bistros and coffee shops. The Science Museum is excellent. Plenty of seafood to be had. New England clam chowder is great if you have sweater-weather. Go whale-watching...
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Re: Lunar Eclipse at Lowell Observatory, Arizona

Roderick Simpson ·
In Calgary this time the Supermoon was obscured by super clouds. However, the sky was clear in April and I took this from my bedroom window.
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Re: September 3, 2016: Rainbow(s) over the Kootenay Rockies

GarryRF ·
An ever changing canvas of art. Sometimes you just have to stop - and take in the beauty of nature. As the sun was setting last week - the sky turned a shade of purple. And the cars that were white - had a UV look to them. Spooky - never seen it before. Probably pollution in the distance. Taken by a friend: Pier Head, Liverpool, England 29 Aug '16
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Re: World's scariest hiking trail?

Dr.Y ·
Ha ha Port, if scattered from the "fish back", you will not likely reach the "flat ground or water" there. Most likely will be blown upwards towards the sky
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Re: Whom did you say was flying this plane?

Former Member ·
Originally Posted by Bling: Have there been problems with the Google car ? It is interesting technology. As for wanting a human in the aircraft, we can all tell stories of car "accidents" that involved human error, not the mechanics of the machine. Maybe, maybe not. But there's only a couple or so of those on the road for testing. Whole lot different in a sky full of people, don't you think?
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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, Kennedy Space Center

GarryRF ·
Last launch I watched was from the East Coast of Florida - maybe near Cocoa Beach. The Sky was complete darkness, just a few stars and the moon. We were listening to the launch radio station from about T minus 15 minutes - as NASA described the last minute checks. A few seconds before launch time you could see the ground at Cape Canaveral illuminated like a bright white flare. The steam from the launch pad turned into a white cloud and on "Zero" the rocket was moving slowly into the air. For...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 2, 2014: New York Harbor at Sea Level

PortMoresby ·
My only experience of being on the water in NY Harbor was a lesson in perspective and point of view, as this one is. Seen from a clear distance in this way, a great city is an entirely different beast.
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Re: Films that affected your Travel destinations

GarryRF ·
Originally Posted by Travel Luver: I really enjoyed the Harry Potter movies! Gave me a real sense of England, and of course all that magical stuff was great! Hope to visit England some day. We'd love you to come and visit England but I hope you wont be a bit disappointed when you don't see any Nimbus 2000s crossing the sky. But we have some wonderful Castles and Steam Trains.
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Re: Bye Bye Sky-High Rental Car Fees

Former Member ·
Thanks, that was a good article. I got some ideas from it! I always get confused about whether I need to take insurance from the rental and it's always sky-high. I have some credit cards that say they cover it, but I hadn't realized that a lot of time my own car insurance would cover me with the rental. Boy, have we wasted a bunch! The other idea I liked there was taking pictures of the car before you leave their office so you can show them if they try to say you scratched up the car. Feels...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? #177

GarryRF ·
Yes Rob ! I've narrowed it down to 32 possibles. If we stray into Canada - then it's somewhere near the number of stars in the sky. And that's just the Red ones ! Another 5 Days to go ......
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Re: July 29, 2016: Still Life with Remnants

GarryRF ·
If you smoke under the open sky in New York is it not permitted ?
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Re: Last light. Embleton Bay Northumberland. Half an hour after sunset

GarryRF ·
One of the amazing features of the North of England is how long the day is. I love waking at 4am with the sun shining on my bed. And sitting in the garden until the sky goes a dark blue for the 3 hours of night. The Twilight Zone maybe. No mosquitoes and a glass of Prosecco. Fine end to the day.
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Re: Is it time to regulate airplane seats? Chris Elliott thinks so!

GarryRF ·
This debate seems to accept that the profit margins of Trans-Atlantic Flights are squeezed by costs outside the carriers control. The only solution they have is squeeze more seats in to control income. Last month I paid £759 ($1245) for 1 seat UK to Philadelphia - Return - with an American Airline. 7 hours in the sky. Each way. My £759 will also get me a flight to the Caribbean from the UK. 10 hours in the sky. 14 nights in a hotel. Food and drink included. And flight back. The Caribbean...
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Re: Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
I do indeed have photos of the interior....It's got a great bar area with wonderful views of English Harbor. Stay tuned....
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Re: Where in the World is Travelgumbo? #57

GarryRF ·
When Charlie goes up in the elevator - the Wonkavator - and crashes through the glass ceiling. Looking down on his house from the sky. Its one of those old films you can watch repeatedly ! Nördlingen, Bavaria, Germany
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, March 20, 2015: The Cerne Giant

GarryRF ·
Perhaps we had a local UFO group over a thousand years ago. This is another feature best viewed from the sky. Recent archaeological radar of the surrounding soil found - beneath his left hand - there was a cloak and a severed head. But good taste has allowed this to erode away.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#39)

Mac ·
Ah ha! Either an interesting camera technique or it is indeed a wonderfully detailed model train set, I suspect the latter. Oh, but where?? There are many big boys out there in the world who would love to have a Union Pacific loco running around in the loft. I have seen reports of some fantastic layouts in Germany but it could be anywhere methinks.... I tried to take a photo of just such a loco coming towards me in Canada and stood by the track in readiness. Thinking to be friendly, I was...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2015: Fire above Las Vegas!

Marilyn Jones ·
Awesome photo! It is so rare to get this kind of brilliant photo from the sky! Great capture.
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Re: Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
You are correct, GarryRF. There have been a number of movies filmed in the park. Lifted straight from Wikipedia , here is a listing of these: Film History : Valley of Fire is a popular location for shooting automobile commercials and other commercial photography. It has provided a setting for the following films and television shows: The Professionals with Burt Lancaster , Lee Marvin , and Claudia Cardinale was filmed in 1966. As of November 2012 a piece of the movie set is still up for...
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Re: Eclipse 20 March '15 UK

GarryRF ·
All the Birds came down from the sky. The temperature dropped from 10c/50f to 5c/41f in a few minutes and a wind started to blow. Cars put their lights on and I was freezing cold outside in my T-Shirt. But I'll remember it well. Two total and one partial eclipse so far !
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Re: Observatory of New York's One World Trade Center to Open May 29th

PHeymont ·
At those prices, they can certainly claim to be "sky-high!" That's $116 for a family of four for an elevator ride. And even at that, it's only a couple of dollars more than the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, and the same as the Empire State Building charges for its 86th floor deck, with an additional charge for the top deck. It seems a shame that families on a budget have no access to the iconic "NY from the air" view that their children may be clamoring for.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo, #104

GarryRF ·
A wonderful man I had the privilege to meet many years ago told me a story. He was a pilot with the Royal Air Force 1939 - 45 in WW2. "You young people today - you talk of the stress you suffer. You stop your motor car and in the rear view mirror you see someone flashing their headlights at you. You get a stress attack and curse him. When I was a young man I suffered the same problem. The flashing lights I could see in my rear view mirror were the machine guns on the wings of a Messerschmitt...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#336)

George G. ·
An obvious tall brick tower with stained glass windows juts into the blue sky in today's clue... And, for those who asked for a better thumbnail of yesterday's clue, the picture is repeated below...
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Re: Aarhus: Is it strictly for the birds?

GarryRF ·
Seagulls are just rats with wings. They ruin lake fishing when you scatter ground bait. Scare the fish. Take 12 inches of fishing line. Tie a hook at each end. Make a ball of bread at each hook. Shoot into the sky with your bait catapult. Catch a seagull at each end. The noise they make scares the rest of the flock. Instantly fly away !
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

DrFumblefinger ·
Very informative and interesting post, TravelingCanuck! I lived in Winnipeg for about a dozen years during my teens and early 20s, and go back often to visit my elderly father who still lives there in a retirement home. I've seen some of the street art in the city, but not these very interesting murals. I note on the Valour mural photos there appears to be white stuff falling from the sky. This could, of course, happen almost any time of year in Winnipeg. Anyways, thanks for sharing and hope...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 24, 2015: Poppies -- Weeping Window at Woodhorn

PHeymont ·
We southern North Americans are not that unfamiliar with the poppies, although perhaps the younger ones...in my childhood and on, they were annually a tradition carried on by the American Legion. Actually, a little research tells me that the tradition started with them in 1921, and then spread to UK and Commonwealth! Here's the text of the poem, written by John McRae, a Canadian soldier and physician: In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place;...
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Re: Are ATM's at European airport going to cost you more?

PortMoresby ·
Jonathan, I was in no way suggesting you shouldn't have posted it and was very interested in the information, in fact. It effects us all who travel and as mentioned, I'm surprised it hasn't come to pass sooner. I could have worded my post better. Because the article wasn't fresh I wanted to check the facts as best I could from my computer, to see if the sky really is falling. He mentioned looking for a Barclay's ATM so that's where I went. I have no doubt there are fewer than before. My only...
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Re: Jan. 30, 2016: Houseboat, Marin County, CA

PortMoresby ·
These sites all say "Sausalito". Best guess, Kappas Harbor or Waldo Point, where Hwy 101 meets Bridgeway, the main drag through Sausalito. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/525584218987357033/ http://www.panoramio.com/photo/65281312 https://laundryonsundaes.wordpress.com/tag/parks/
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Re: Signs of Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Garry. I do think Halifax is trying to rejuvenate itself, best seen along the waterfront. It really does have a lovely harbor and a number of fine restaurants and pubs. And the people are very friendly and helpful. As for "must see", I'd say 'no'. Much more important for a great travel experience is to visit the small coastal towns of the Maritime which will charm you to no end. But to get there most people would fly through Halifax, so definitely take a day or two to...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #4.5, 12/6/13

WorkerBee ·
Balboa Pier on Harbor Island.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 4, 2013: St. Boniface Cathedral, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Former Member ·
Fascinating picture, with the sky as a rose window!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 4, 2013: St. Boniface Cathedral, Winnipeg, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Ready2Go! The photo doesn't do justice to the size and scale of the place, but it is a lovely setting. I never thought about the sky as a rose window, but why not?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 17, 2013: Portland steamship, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon

PHeymont ·
Fascinating to see how many forms tugs and towboats take! Here's one from New York with a similar history. She's the W.O. Decker, one of the last steam tugs built in New York Harbor (1930) and also later converted to diesel...and also retired in the 1980s. She's a tiny tug, built to move barges in an out of the small coves and streams that join New York Harbor. Since 1986, the W.O. Decker has belonged to the South Street Seaport Museum. I was fortunate to have had a harbor cruise that...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

DrFumblefinger ·
WorkerBee -- just wondering. Are you a detective in your everyday job? Those are all good observations. I think it is port on the sea in a modern city. What surprises me is how close the buildings are to the harbor.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

PortMoresby ·
With no obvious clues to pursue, I simply googled "pink boat". I didn't find this one but there was a pink fishing boat in Bergen. Also harbor-side brick buildings although none that I could identify as this one precisely. However, that's my guess, Bergen, Norway.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#74)

PHeymont ·
This is like a movie scene, with the camera dollying out from the close-up! Well, at least we now know it's NOT a real lighthouse, but there's presumably water nearby..."Harbor House." Great...after all, how many seaside souvenir shops could there be?
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#74)

Roderick Simpson ·
The spelling of "Harbor" indicates the US, and the angle of the sun suggests the southern half. I suspect if it were California, there are Travel Gumbo bloggers who would have recognised it by now. There is a flag with a single star - could this be an old version of the flag of Texas? So what about the Texas coast somewhere?
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? #70

Lynn Millar ·
It looks a little cruise-ship-y. But I'm thinking a building near the water. Let's see - that leaves? With the grayish sky, I'm thinking Pacific NW too.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? #70

DrFumblefinger ·
Lots of interesting comments. It does indeed remind me of the Denver Airport, and it is specifically designed to make you think of a ship. It is actually part of the roof of Canada Place in beautiful Vancouver Harbor. I'll do a full discussion on it in a post tomorrow. Jonathan L was the first to correctly recognize the structure, and PortMoresby and Still Country Photo also figured out where it was. Excellent work, team! Another puzzle will be posted on Sunday morning.
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Re: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley). Where Gumbo was #37

Travel Rob ·
Love the sky in your shots! Florida is a great state with a lot of surprises,history and nature. i cant wait to go to Everglades National Park, one area i've missed
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Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Caroline Coupe ·
  Copenhagen is an incredible city, a place where a rich history meets modern culture. The Danish capital boasts historic palaces and churches, sprawling gardens and parks, canals, and world-renowned fine dining. In preparing for my move here...
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New gonzo cruise ship even has sky-diving!

PHeymont ·
In the race to think up more features to add to cruise ships, Royal Caribbean is looking up...with a top-deck skydiving simulator on its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, which has just started operating out of the New York area. Would you believe...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 29, 2014: Winter in Sorrento

PortMoresby ·
  Mid-December and moving north from Egypt and Malta, Sorrento was our base for a few days before heading for Rome and home.  The weather was mild, as the potted flowers on the doorstep attest, mostly overcast with an occasional shower....
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Visiting Patagonia. 3) Los Glaciares National Park: Perito Moreno Glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
  Our adventure in Patagonia is just beginning!  We're going to start visiting and exploring those places people travel thousands of miles to see.   El Calafate may be a pretty little town but no one comes to Patagonia just to see it....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 2, 2014: Boats at Cassis, France

IslandMan ·
    We had a day to spare on a recent trip to Marseilles . The B'n' B we were staying at recommended a visit to Cassis (French pronunciation:kasi). We took a local train there, about 40 minutes journey from Marseilles. The town is situated...
 
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