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Re: Diamond Head State Monument, Oahu (Where Gumbo Was #230)

GarryRF ·
On my last visit to Diamond Head we left near to the closing time. A large Limousine was waiting to take us back to Waikiki. I hadn't ordered one but the driver insisted we used him to take us back. "I will charge you the same as the Taxi fare you paid to get here" Sounded like an offer too good to refuse ! Before we arrived back in Waikiki another 4 couples had joined our Taxi ride. Had to admire the driver for ingenuity. Very good earner !
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Re: Gallery: Hill Tribe Market, Inle Lake, Burma

IslandMan ·
Good one, Port Morseby. Markets are always fascinating places to visit and this one looks exceptional. Very colourful people as well as the wares they sell and your pictures certainly tell a story.
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Re: Ottawa – NOT the coldest Capital in the world!

Todd ·
Nice article, but have to point out that the "Capitol" is a building in Washington DC while Ottawa (and Washington DC itself for that matter) are the "capitals" of their countries. One letter, but very different meanings.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #7.0

WorkerBee ·
It's the capitol building. Well, not THE capitol building but A capitol building. One of fifty scattered around the United States. One with a dome. One in which the building is very similar to THE capitol building in Washington, D.C. Gumbo is in Salt Lake City standing in front of the Utah State Capitol building!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #7.0

WorkerBee ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: Canadian legislative buildings are of similar design as well. Sure it's not one of those? Hmmm. It is snowy enough. And there are also several other snow belt states' capitol buildings that have similar domes. However, since Utah is the beehive state I will stick with my original guess.
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Re: Walking the Freedom Trail in Boston

GarryRF ·
Must be 15 years since I walked most of your journey through Boston. The mix of old and new buildings are fascinating as you walk the city. Many of the older buildings look like they have shared an architects plan with older buildings here in Liverpool UK. I do find it odd that 5 Bostonians were stoning a single Redcoat then you call them unarmed ! A situation that would bring about the same end results today. I enjoyed your Blog. Thanks.
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Re: Walking the Freedom Trail in Boston

Jonathan L ·
Thanks Gerry. Liverpool is definitely on my list when I get back to the UK. And congratulations on a great 2nd place finish in the EPL.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 12, 2015: Desert Bighorn Sheep, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

IslandMan ·
This must have been a rare treat, Ottoman. It's always interesting to see wildlife in their natural habitat
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 12, 2015: Desert Bighorn Sheep, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Ottoman ·
Hi IslandMan You are so right. I could've sat there and watched these two lovely animals all day, but unfortunately the amount of daylight we had was rapidly dwindling. Oh well, there's more traveling to be done and more "Wow!" moments to capture. Thanks for the feedback. Take care and best wishes to you.
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Re: Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

GarryRF ·
Some of those settings look familiar. Maybe a few old cowboy films were shot there. Las Vegas with its free beer is too hot for summer. Would not tackle those rocks on a sunny day ! Would love to treck through in the Autumn.
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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: Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

GarryRF ·
Thanks DrF. I can remember Lee Marvin as the angry young man - so it must have been a few years ago. The heat of summer in Vegas is just not nice. Must be what's meant by a "Seasoned Traveller" When we go at just the right time of year. Like the word "Posh" Port Out - Starboard Home To keep a cool cabin on a round trip to India on the sea. (Before A/C)
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Re: The Cabins, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada (Where Gumbo Was #107)

Travel Luver ·
That night shot is great! Thanks!
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Re: Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg. Where Gumbo Was (#120)

Samantha ·
Thanks for all the wonderful pictures and info. My husband and I love to tour the capitols here in the States and would love to see this capitol, especially Golden Boy. Surprised he even made it there, lol. Thanks again.
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Re: Family Fun in Kent County, Delaware

GarryRF ·
I'm visiting Delaware next month so I'll add Kent County to my list of small town USA . Love the Delmarva area. Full of Markets, History and hands on exhibits.
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Re: June 8, 2016: Dockweiler State Beach and Park, CA

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! One of my favorite things in California was taking a bike ride along the beach and seeing that side of LAX. The best part is it's pretty empty!
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Re: June 23, 2016: Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
I like this memorial, especially at night time, when the bronze figure of Jefferson really stands out against the light colored dome. Thanks, Ottoman!
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Re: Apr. 13, 2017: An afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park

GarryRF ·
A nature walk, beach and rock pools - what more could you want on a beautiful sunny day ! Nice pic's too Ottoman !
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Re: Apr. 13, 2017: An afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park

Ottoman ·
Hi GarryRF. Thanks for the feedback. The lovely afternoon I spent at Crystal Cove State Park with my family really was one of those instances where you look around, feel grateful and content for what you have and say to yourself..."What more could you ask for".
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Re: Apr. 13, 2017: An afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park

GarryRF ·
I keep a Video Log in my mind of all those "perfect moments" when you say to yourself " Hey ! Life doesn't get any better than this" I often re run those moments to myself on a winters day - usually catching 40 winks on a Sunday afternoon. Priceless !
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Re: Islamic State opens 5-star hotel...do you have reservations about that?

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, but I'll pass on staying at this one. So should anyone who is Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, gay, female, or the "wrong" type of Muslim.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#117)

Missteacher411 ·
IDK good one to be stumped. Thought a Caribbean or West African Nation capitol; then the Christmas Trees brought us back to North America, and we settled upon Harrisburg, PA. Probably early in December since no snow outside. Beautiful building, the eye can't take in all the detail, wherever it is. Missteacher411
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Re: Willis Tower and Our Skydeck Experience—Chicago

PHeymont ·
I haven't been on this one, but I have gone to a few, including Empire State and the old World Trade Center in NY. I always enjoy the view, but if there's an open observation area, I find myself with small chills and odd feelings in my legs as if I were going to fall...no matter how secure it is! So for me, it's the view plus a thrill ride!
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Re: Willis Tower and Our Skydeck Experience—Chicago

DrFumblefinger ·
I've been to the Hancock tower in Chicago, but not the Sears tower (I like that name better to). The views sure are spectacular. As for me, I'll admire the view without going into the skybox, thank you very much!
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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: Gallery: Burma, on Inle Lake

PHeymont ·
Thank you for another look at a place and life that are so different from mine...and that yet reminds me that each of us goes forward each day with the common necessity of living, contributing and contemplating the next day.
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Re: Gallery: Burma, on Inle Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
A compelling set of beautiful framed images, PortMoresby. Thanks for sharing this adventure with all of us.
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Re: Gallery: Burma, on Inle Lake

PortMoresby ·
It's so good to have an effort appreciated. Thanks, guys.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PHeymont ·
We must have passed Pigeon Point on our way to see the seals on a February visit to SF about 10 years ago...I wish I had known! Besides the seals, the highlight of that trip was breakfast in a roadside diner surrounded by avocado farms...a product reflected in practically every breakfast on the menu!
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
In that part of the coast, it's more likely to have been artichokes, grown there and all the way down to Salinas/Monterey. Avocados are a Southern California crop.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

DrFumblefinger ·
When I lived in So California, an acquaintance was an avocado farmer. He informed us that at the time about 10% of the avocado crop was stolen each year -- probably higher now. The most stolen crop in America, and impossible to trace I love old lighthouses and their setting on the roughest places on the coast. Thanks for sharing this one with us, PM.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
I'm not surprised about the avocado theft, guacamole being one of the CA food groups.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PHeymont ·
I didn't mean to imply purloined produce...just that as a local product, they had a high place on the menu. From the conversations around us, it appeared that many of the others were growers...
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

DrFumblefinger ·
PHeymont -- did not mean to imply that your restaurant proprietors were thieves. Just to point out that the crop you were surrounded by is a target of theft.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
Gentlemen, I think you missed my point somewhere above. Artichokes grow in Northern California, avocados in Southern California. As far as I've observed, never the twain shall meet. Just to confirm, is this it? If so, not avocado.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PHeymont ·
No, really, we know the difference. And we saw the avocados and ate them. I haven't found production figures yet for San Mateo County yet, but it is significant.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
I see no mention of avocados: https://agwm.smcgov.org/sites/...26%20PDF%20Print.pdf
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Dgems ·
Great. I will be in Santa Cruz in a couple of weeks with HS friends and suggest we go thePigeon Point lighthouse! thanks again for a wonderful journey! Denia
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Re: Gold Country California: Malakoff Diggins, Ranger Connie in Charge

Dgems ·
Lovely, once again. i take it you went up No. Bloomfield Road not Tyler Foote.....lol....I did that ONCE too!
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Re: Gold Country California: Malakoff Diggins, Ranger Connie in Charge

DrFumblefinger ·
It does seem a fascinating place! Enjoyed your very lovely historic photos and narrative. I suspect we've all meet a "Ranger Connie" in our lives. Sometimes a little power backfires. I'll need to visit this part of California sometime. What is the altitude of this area? Suppose fall and spring are the best times to visit?
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Re: Gold Country California: Malakoff Diggins, Ranger Connie in Charge

PortMoresby ·
I did, indeed, Dgems. And this last time, too, up one way, down the other. But it seems to me one is about as bad as the other and I'm so glad I decided not to live up there! The altitude at the park is about 5,000', DrF, and it gets quite a bit of snow when there's moisture to be had. So, anytime but winter is a good time. Tours by "herself" are summer only. Grass Valley and Nevada City are at about 2500'.
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Re: Gold Country California: South Yuba River

PHeymont ·
This looks like the kind of place it's so easy to drive past, unknowing, unless someone tells you to look for it and be rewarded. One of the reasons I sometimes like to "shunpike!"
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Re: Gold Country California: South Yuba River

PortMoresby ·
I learned a new word this morning, a good one! I suppose in relation to an interstate, it is indeed, shunpiking. But in the foothills, Hwy 49, the road over the new bridge, is the main artery through the area. All things relative.
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Re: Gold Country California: South Yuba River

Dgems ·
Thank you for the recap!! I was a great hike the second time, on paper and in pictorial form.......less hot and exhausting. But it was a great experience!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#65)

Roderick Simpson ·
The outer but not the inner part resembles the design on the US Capitol building. Perhaps, this is a state capitol building in the US?
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#65)

Roderick Simpson ·
Going back to my original thought of the Capitol building in Washington, I wondered about other similar buildings with domes in Washington, and I think this has to be that of the Library of Congress.
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Re: Newport Coast sign, Newport Beach, California

Travel Rob ·
For some reason your Newport sign makes me think of the famous Laguna beach Greeter.Eiler Larson, who lived quite a life .Although I am too young to remember him , the stories my parents told and seeing his replacement several times bring back great memories. Reminds you what effect people have on tourism too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiler_Larsen
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The Bear Blog

59nationalparks ·
  I had a hunch when Shelly and I were planning our 59 National Park in 59 weeks tour that wildlife would be center stage.  I knew that the buffalo would roam in Yellowstone, that the tropical fish would dance...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 31, 2013: Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario

DrFumblefinger ·
 Happy Halloween, everyone! Today's photo comes from Ottawa's Byward Market, an excellent Farmer's Market in Canada's National Capitol.  The photo highlights a colorful display of pumpkins and squashes that were for sale, a typical...
 
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