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Re: Oct. 3, 2016: Old Store & Post Office, Evinston, FL

DrFumblefinger ·
A very cool destination! I love old places like this, especially ones that still work! You don't stress it, but they have a nice display of Elvis memorabilia. Makes me wonder if he stopped by long ago when he was touring the southeastern USA>
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Re: Oct. 3, 2016: Old Store & Post Office, Evinston, FL

Travel Rob ·
We were in Micanopy at a antique store and the proprietor suggested seeing the antique coca -cola cooler in the Evinston Post Office. By the time we got there, it was 4:57pm, three minutes to closing. But the gentleman running the office welcomed us and was not in a hurry at all. I hope to stop by again and ask some more questions at this really neat place. A really great surprise on our day trip. A few years ago, NPR did a story about the Post Office which is well worth reading. ...
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Re: Your TSA Approved Locks Won't Keep Thieves Out

PHeymont ·
Which seems like a lot of trouble for thieves to go through, when simple snips will cut the lock...if you don't feel like cutting into the suitcase with a box-cutter. I'very always viewed suitcase locks as a device to keep the zipper from opening accidentally during handling, and once I discovered that European security people didn't have or use the keys (they clipped the locks), I went back to using twist ties or cable ties. Much cheaper, work well.
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Re: Your TSA Approved Locks Won't Keep Thieves Out

PortMoresby ·
I assume locks on suitcase are like locks on our doors, as someone installing one at my house once said, to "keep honest people out". Or maybe just slowing down the dishonest ones, although not by much, I'm sure, in either case. A better plan might be to have nothing of value to such people where they can take it. The highest probability of theft from our bags seems to be from the baggage handlers. I wonder how they choose bags to go through? Maybe by size, the smaller the bag, the less...
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Re: Your TSA Approved Locks Won't Keep Thieves Out

DrFumblefinger ·
I've always viewed locks as a deterrent, not as a security vault. Something to make it difficult for the baggage handler who'd like to snoop through my bag from doing so without inconvenience and making it obvious that it had been done. I never check in anything valuable. Those things always come with me in my carry-on bag, which I also keep locked.
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Re: Postcard delayed in the mail...138 years!

DrFumblefinger ·
Where did it go? The same place socks in the dryer go.
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

WorkerBee ·
This looks like a 1955 Ford sedan. Does it have some type of lights on top of the rear fenders? I don't believe I have seen that before.
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

DrFumblefinger ·
What say you and I take a ride in above "Black Beauty" sometime soon?
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

WorkerBee ·
Originally Posted by TravelandNature: Thinking '55 4 door sedan with a replacement grill... If I went for a ride in the Black Beauty, I would want a nice Cuban meal - do they have plantains in Cuba ? I would like something made with plantains. Plantains? You betcha!
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

GarryRF ·
Don't think I've ever seen an RV in Cuba ! I've seen plantains cooked a hundred different ways.
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

GarryRF ·
Sorry T&N - not a fan. Plantain is another item on the list of foods we never see over here !
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

GarryRF ·
People wouldn't recognise them ! Got more chance of selling Yorkshire Puddings and a hot bowl of Scouse in Times Square !
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Re: Classic American Cars #6

GarryRF ·
No - I cant stand and take pix until the owner runs over! I'd be caught up in a guided tour for the rest of the day. These cars are very expensive and the owner's never far away !
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Update: Did complaints force out Frontier CEO?

PHeymont ·
Dave Siegel, CEO of Frontier Airlines is out; the airline says his resignation was for "personal reasons," but Frontier Barry Biffle told the Denver Post that the changes at the top are meant to help fix the carrier's operational issues.  ...
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May 6, 2017: Post Office, Nuwara Eliya

DrFumblefinger ·
A visit to the historic Victorian era post office in Sri Lanka's mountain town of Nuwara Eliya, also known as "Little England."
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Your TSA Approved Locks Won't Keep Thieves Out

Travel Rob ·
The TSA requires any lock on luggage to be branded as “travel sentry approved”, so they search the bag without breaking the lock. Those master keys for the TSA to get into the bags have been closely guarded by...
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Postcard delayed in the mail...138 years!

PHeymont ·
French stamps of the 1870s   Always frustrating to get home from a vacation and find that the postcards mailed to friends and grandchildren haven't arrived yet. But this story from northern France tops that one. A postcard mailed on January 27th,...
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Want a stamp? Italy is looking to sell the post office!

PHeymont ·
In a move mirroring actions by other countries, including Germany and the UK, Italy is planning to sell off its national post office system, Poste Italiane. The goal is to turn an asset into €3.4 billion (about $3.75 billion) in cash to pay down...
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Shimmering Lakes and Romantic Palaces of Udaipur

Anna Phipps ·
A magical, purple hued sunrise glowed over the shimmering lake welcoming us to the romantic city of Udaipur.   After climbing up a maze of narrow stairs and corridors, brightly painted with beautiful scenes of elephants and Indian women, we...
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Oct. 3, 2016: Old Store & Post Office, Evinston, FL

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us "Old Florida" with one of the last remaining post office general stores.
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Feb. 22, 2017: Theatre Gum Wall, Seattle

Samantha ·
Samantha visits an unusual site where theatre patrons have stuck their gum for over 20 years.
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Classic American Cars #6

GarryRF ·
These are looking too easy for the eagle eyed car experts  - so I'm going to try to make it harder !
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AA Keeps Reservation System to Avoid Post-Merger Problems

PHeymont ·
American Airlines, obviously aware of the continuing post-merger problems United has had with its reservation and passenger management systems, has chosen not to change. AA has always used SABRE, which it originally developed, and U.S. Airways, its...
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Switzerland tries new buses with no drivers

PHeymont ·
If Google's self-driving cars seem a bit futuristic (even if one got pulled over by a cop for going too slow), consider this: starting next spring, Switzerland will actually put passengers on driverless buses for a two-year test.   The buses will...
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More details on U.S.-Cuba airline agreement

PHeymont ·
The U.S. State Department has confirmed yesterday's press reports that the U.S. and Cuba have come to agreement on resuming regular commercial flights between the countries, with service starting in the first half of 2016. However, the U.S. restrictions on tourist travel to the island remain in place; travelers will still need to self-certify that they fall into one of the allowed categories of travel, which include cultural activities, journalism, academic pursuits, people-to-people...
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October 17, 2018: Indian Trading Post, Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits one of the classic places to visit within the Banff townsite. Formerly a fur trading post, it now highlights native handicrafts.
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Re: Feb. 22, 2017: Theatre Gum Wall, Seattle

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing this, undoubtedly one of Seattle's most unusual attractions, Samantha, which I'd never heard of before.
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Re: Feb. 22, 2017: Theatre Gum Wall, Seattle

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comment DrFumblefinger. I was amazed at how close it was to Pike's Market Place. It's literally at 1st and Pike Streets. It is definitely unusual,
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Aug. 3, 2020: Old Post Office, Grand Falls, NB, Canada

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits a beautiful old post office in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada
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Poughkeepsie NY: Finding the Architecture of Industry

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of historic downtown Poughkeepsie, New York
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