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Re: California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part I

DrFumblefinger ·
Luv your garden posts! They've taught me to look at the micro of a garden, not just the overview. Thanks for this!
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Re: California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part I

PortMoresby ·
A nice observation, DrF, both aspects of the "art" I speak of.
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, January 23, 2015: Postcard from Morocco: A long and winding road...

GarryRF ·
Amazing piece of engineering. Had a really long look at the road and I couldn't see any donkeys. Just like the mountain roads in the Sierra Nevada, Spain which don't have the luxury of the walls at the roadside. Great fun on a bus with 6 inches to spare on those bends !
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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: June 1, 2019: Snow Plant, California

Professorabe ·
Amazing ... I had never heard of them.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#168)

Travel Rob ·
I have no clue on where Gumbo is, but your clue helped me discover another car company I didn't know existed! To get the comments rolling, I'm guessing it is a mining museum in the Western US- maybe Nevada or Colorado.
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Re: A visit to Great Basin National Park

Travel Luver ·
Never been anywhere in Nevada except Vegas. Didn't know they had beautiful places like this. Can you get there from Vegas as a day trip? Was it hot?
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Re: A visit to Great Basin National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Well, for a start, make sure you visit Reno, Travel Luver. It's a much small town than Vegas but still has all the casinos, restaurants, etc that you'd expect from a Nevada City. From here it's easy to do a day trip to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, or down to Carson City. Reno is actually the closest major city to Great Basin National Park, say about a 3-4 hour drive. Vegas is 6-7 hour drive away. Salt Lake City is closer to Great Basin than Vegas. But you really can't do it as...
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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: Nevada City

Dgems ·
Love your discription of Nevada City.......living close by but not in it!
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JetBlue adds Reno-NYC non-stop

PHeymont ·
JetBlue is sending its newest A320 on a round-trip mission to bring New Yorkers to the Nevada/California gambling and scenery sites around Reno/Lake Tahoe, and to exchange them for westerners looking for East Coast vacations.   Service starts...
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Mary's Hash House, Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
  Anyone who stumbled onto this blog searching for "hashish" might as well leave, because that's not what this post is about.  It's about good food, not good weed.   The Las Vegas food scene has changed a lot since I first visited the...
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Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
    Tired of the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas?  Had enough of the concrete canyons and smoked filled casinos of Sin City?  Not sure if it's day or night (there are no clocks allowed in Vegas casinos)?  Then you should do...
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THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

DrFumblefinger ·
  Many of my Canadian friends find it difficult to understand why someone would want to move away from California.  There were good reasons to stay and, in our case, better reasons to leave, but there are definitely things about California...
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The Cabins, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada (Where Gumbo Was #107)

DrFumblefinger ·
  This was a tough puzzle which eluded even our great TG travel sleuths.  In the above quiz photo we see evidence of a constructed dwelling in a place of red-rock, but not much else.   As Jonathan L pointed out, the image screams...
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Florida warned: take action against future flooding

PHeymont ·
17th c. Castillo de San Marcos, guarding America's oldest city, may be endangered by rising waters.   With all the jokes about earthquakes in California creating ocean-front lots in Nevada, it's easy to forget that things are changing in numbers...
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Gold Country, California: The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

PortMoresby ·
  I thought this series about Gold Country was done.  But I realize now that may not be true for some time.  About 6 months ago, wanting to replace the wood stove in my house that was installed when the house was built in 1978, I called...
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Death Valley National Park

My Thatched Hut ·
Death Valley is one of the most desolate place I have been. Others include central Greenland and the Dead Sea. Death Valley is the lowest place in the western hemisphere at 282 feet (86 metres) below sea level. The Dead Sea in Israel is 1,370...
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Gold Country, California: Auburn

PortMoresby ·
  Auburn is a town at a crossroads.  Interstate 80 passes through from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the desert of the Great Basin and the nation eastward, and west to San Francisco.  It was the main route migrants traveled coming west,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 12, 2015: Desert Bighorn Sheep, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Ottoman ·
  One of the things I love best about traveling are those great unexpected moments that you will never forget, moments that make you say "Wow"!   Such was the case when my family and I recently traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada.  We decided...
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September 28, 2017: Reno Arch, Reno, Nevada

Ottoman ·
This iconic landmark is a prominent feature of downtown Reno.
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July 12, 2017: Road Trippin' with Our Fur Babies

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband love to travel with their two small furry friends, and the pictures show why!
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California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part I

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby returns to a subject dear to her heart with the first of a 5 part series on gardens within driving distance of her home.
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California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part II

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby completes the Spring 2017 tour of Sierra Foothills gardens open for charity, just minutes from her home.
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July 13, 2017: Wild Horses, Virginia City, Nevada

Ottoman ·
Ottoman's first visit to Virginia City gave him an opportunity to experience something unique, an encounter with wild horses.
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The Gathering: Carson City, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger came across this collection of classic cars and trucks on a busy shopping mall parking lot in Carson City, Nevada.
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St. Mary's in the Mountain, Virginia City, Nevada (Where Gumbo Was #225)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the lovely Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary's in the Mountains, situated in Virginia City, Nevada. Over 150 years old, it is a lovely building and should be on your "to do" list when visiting the Reno area.
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Resort life: Sun, Sand, Birds and Lizards

PHeymont ·
PHeymont and his wife aren't really resort people, but on a recent trip with friends they enjoyed themselves, and found new relationships with wildlife.
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Top Long Distance Hiking Trails in the USA

Guest ·
Like to go for a long distance walk? Then Brian Bradshaw has just the post for you. Check out some of these beautiful (and challenging) hikes!
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The Road to Yellowstone

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby sets out on a closer-to-home-than-usual trip of a lifetime, a first visit to Yellowstone National Park, with her Montana-born pal, Deb, as guide.
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Looking for Cheap? Southwest round-trips under $100

PHeymont ·
Southwest's 72-hour sale has a few restrictions, but lots of bargains.
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July 27, 2017: Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

Ottoman ·
While attending a family function in the Carson City Nevada area, Ottoman took advantage of a free afternoon and drove to Lake Tahoe.
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August, 14, 2017: School of Fish, Sparks, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
An unusual piece of public art captured DrFumblefinger's attention in, of all places, an outlet mall.
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July 4, 2018: Spotted on the Road, Carson City

DrFumblefinger ·
A classic 1958 Impala was spotted on a parking lot in Carson City. It had been regularly used as a family car for almost 60 years.
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Yosemite Falls, California

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in Yosemite National Park and one of the tallest in the world. It is best viewed in May when the snow pack is melting in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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February 28, 2020: Henry J. at the Library

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby discovers this lovely restored historic car while visiting the local library.
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The National Automobile Museum, Reno (Where Gumbo was #369)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of America's greatest car museums -- the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada.
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Reno's Wall of Resolutions

PHeymont ·
Reno-Tahoe International Airport marks the season with a space for reflection and promise.
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Travel for Garden Lovers, Part II

PortMoresby ·
    If you missed it, begin with 'Travel for Garden Lovers: Part I' .       To recap:  Gardens and their houses have often been the focus of my travels, in Europe and the United States. Searching online recently, looking...
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Travel for Garden Lovers, Part I

PortMoresby ·
  Gardens and their houses have often been the focus of my travels, in Europe and the United States.  The gardens are most important, the houses also of great interest to me, but a bulky camera and the body of work built with it proves my...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 11, 2015: Beatles LOVE, a Cirque du Soleil show, The Mirage Casino and Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Ottoman ·
  Its been 50 years since The Beatles brought their "LOVE" to Las Vegas.  Cirque du Soleil is keeping their musical legacy alive!     John, Paul, George and Ringo.  As The Beatles, they changed the world.  LOVE, Cirque du...
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Best states for an American Road Trip

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most popular travel activities in the United States is to go on a road trip.  It makes economic sense for American residents to pack up their cars, load the kids and head off to a national park or to visit family.  But the...
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December 11, 2017: Flying A Gas Station, Truckee

DrFumblefinger ·
A nicely refurbished service station in Truckee, California, is featured in today's Pic of the Day.
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California Gold Country, 2018 Garden Tour

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby returns for a third visit to the annual spring garden tour in and around Grass Valley & Nevada City in the Sierra Foothills.
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June 28, 2018: Godbeams over eastern Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos of light breaking through clouds over northeastern Oregon.
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Sequoia National Park: Home of the World's Largest Trees

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger walks among the giant trees of Sequoia National Park. The sequoias are the most massive living things on the planet.
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National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas (Where Gumbo was #264)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas. If you have any interest in physics or the development of atomic weapons, this is an excellent place to learn more about the historic and social perspective of atomic weapons.
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April 10, 2018: Paradise Valley, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares a stop at Paradise Valley in northern Nevada.
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Where in the World is Travelgumbo? (#265)

George G. ·
A new travel puzzle is posted for the week. Follow for daily clues and try to solve where we're visiting this week. The solution to this puzzle will be revealed this coming Monday.
 
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