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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 25, 2014: Statue of Elvis Presley, Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm old enough to remember the Vegas Years, although was too young at the time to go see Elvis in Vegas. Fans always commented that Elvis was at his best in Vegas -- relaxed, chatty (talking to the crowd a lot), and despite it's large size, it was a fairly intimate performance venue with lots of direct audience contact. (Watch the video all the way to the end to see the audience) The statue was unveiled by Barron Hilton just outside the showroom where Elvis performed, and it stood there for...
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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: 100 Years of Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC

DrFumblefinger ·
I empathize with your rainy, muddy experience. That is no fun. As I recall, Kitty Hawk is also very windy, one of the reasons the Wright brothers chose it. They knew if they could fly their plane into the wind for some distance, no one could challenge the fact that they had flown a heavier than air machine. I regard this as one of the greatest stories of the 20th century. Two creative guys from a bicycle shop in the midwest designed and developed a successful flying machine. It didn't take a...
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Re: 100 Years of Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC

Travel Rob ·
Great Piece! I've been to the Outer Banks several times and the wind always seems to make it cold. It is a neat area and I learned to always bundle up when headed there.
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Re: 100 Years of Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comment guys. It has been a while and I did forget to mention the fact that the Wright Brothers were workers in a bicycle shop which makes their story even more amazing! As always DrFumblefinger, thanks for the input
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Re: More Life at the Edge: What’s in a Name?

PHeymont ·
A little more...I've just been criticized for not recognizing those who took other names to protect themselves from an oppressive government (Lenin comes to mind) or a gender barrier (George Sand) or to allow political debate without reference to personality (Publius, the name used by Jay, Hamilton and Madison in writing the Federalist papers). And then there's Martin Gardner; I've just finished reading his autobiography (titled Undiluted Hocus Pocus) in which he reveals that he occasionally...
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Looking for a quirky vacation spot? Here's "Northern Exposure"

PHeymont ·
Yes, Talkeetna, Alaska, the town that was the model and lent scenery to the TV series Northern Exposure has a well-tended reputation for quirkiness, and welcomes visitors. Although some may have found the welcome a bit rough: there are rumors that...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 9, 2014: Forsythe Park, Savannah

Marilyn Jones ·
America’s first planned city, today Savannah is famous for its beautiful mansions facing 24 park-like squares, lovely architecture and southern hospitality. A popular attraction is Forsythe Park (above), a gathering place for tourists and...
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Yellowstone National Park in Winter

59nationalparks ·
Seeing all fifty-nine national parks was never a dream of ours--especially not in fifty-nine weeks.  We'd call it more of a whim, an impulse or an inspiration.  Going to Yellowstone National Park in the winter was something we had...
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Columbus Antiquities Discovered in the Unlikeliest of Places

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Who would have thought a great collection of Christopher Columbus artifacts could be found in a small Pennsylvania town. Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares her discovery!
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Yellowstone: Old Faithful Inn & Geyser

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby arrives in Yellowstone and begins her visit at the logical place, Old Faithful Geyser and its companion, the Old Faithful Inn.
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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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Sun Country has a new flight plan

PHeymont ·
Sun Country doesn't want to be a one-note Minneapolis-to-warm-weather airline anymore. It's hoping its several innovations add up to a win.
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Union Square Holiday Market - Annual New York Tradition

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband spent some time in New York City last Christmas. It was magical and they loved walking around the Union Square Holiday Market. It is a New York City tradition.
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'World's Best Restaurant' title heads south

PHeymont ·
El Celler de Can Roca, in Girona, Spain, northeast of Barcelona took the top listing when the year's World's Best 50 Restaurants list was announced June 1st. It's a return to the spot, trading places with Copenhagen's Noma, which held the spot from...
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Cheaters to get discount on travel to repair marriage

Travel Rob ·
CheapAir.com is offering one of the most unusual travel discounts I've ever heard of. The 36 million Ashley Madison customers who had their info exposed by hackers are eligible to receive a $50 off companion ...
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President Obama to Trek Through the Alaskan Wilderness

Travel Rob ·
          President's Obama's Selfie: Instagram During President Obama's trip to Alaska, he will go through the wilderness with TV  reality show survivalist Bear Grylls for a future episode of "Running...
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13 Year Old Boy Starts Travel Charity

Travel Rob ·
13 year old Eli Pollak started "Travel to Learn" last year. It's goal is to award free domestic and foreign educational trips to Madison, Wisconsin  public school students whose families can't afford travel. It has raised $5000 so...
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Boeing Factory Plans in China Submitted, Say Chinese Media

Travel Rob ·
            Photo by JonathanL   According to Chinese State media, plans for a Boeing factory in China have been submitted to the government in Beijing. This would be a departure from what...
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Boeing Looks to China for its Future Success

Travel Rob ·
Photo of Boeing's Dreamliner by GarryRF Boeing's counting on China's fast-growing airplane market and will host the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, next week at their main production facility in Washington State. Boeing's CEO, Jim McNerney. said,...
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April 11, 2018: Consulate General of Mexico, San Antonio

Samantha ·
Samantha shares views of this impressive structure, called locally 'the Mexican Embassy.'
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Olympic National Park Part 1, Washington

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonatian L on a visit to the 'oppressively green' beauty of the Olympic Peninsula, Washington
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There's nothing like a road trip

Marilyn Jones ·
Travel writer Marilyn Jones takes us along on a road trip, and test-drives a new car.
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Met Breuer: The Human Figure in Sculpture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to the Met Breuer for a tour through the history of sculpture.
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The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

PHeymont ·
Roderick Simpson seems to always know where TravelGumbo is...the Puzzlers have had a hard time hiding from him, and once again he's found the answer. He's so good at it, we've invited him to join the crew of Puzzlers...   The Library of Congress...
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Nov. 7, 2016: Ministers Island, New Brunswick, Canada

vivie ·
Vivie takes you to Ministers Island in New Brunswick. See how the estate showcases the hobbies of the late Sir William Van Horne, President of Canadian Pacific Railway.
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The Whitney Museum, New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us along to one of his favorite smaller art museums in New York City, dedicated to modern and contemporary art by American artists.
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Magnificent: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Manhattan

Samantha ·
New York's Saint Patrick's Cathedral left a big impression on Samantha, as she reports here.
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Visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jonathan L ·
Visiting a large museum like the Met can be overwhelming. Here are some suggestions to make a visit easier and less stressful.
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June 23, 2016: Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Ottoman ·
If you ever visit Washington, D.C., make sure to visit this beautiful memorial dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, a complex 18th century man with a wide ranging impact on the very makeup of America itself.
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The James Madison Museum, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #325)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting the James Madison Museum in the city of Orange, and exploring its broad and often unique exhibits.
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Montpelier, Home of President Madison

George G. ·
George G shares details of a visit to Montpelier, the home of President James Madison and his spouse, Dolly Madison, in Orange County, Virginia.
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Four Days in Columbus, Ohio

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
From its famous zoo to an old German village, Stephanie Kalina-Metzger has excellent suggestions for spending some time in historic Columbus.
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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia

George G. ·
George G takes us on a tour of Woodrow Wilson's Presidential Library, and promises future visits to his hometown of Staunton, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia: Land of Presidents

DrFumblefinger ·
The region immediately around Charlottesville was home to three American Presidents – Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and James Madison (the 3rd, 4th and 5th Presidents of the United States) – an impressive record for any city...
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100 Years of Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC

Samantha ·
Samantha shares memories and pictures of the centennial celebration of the Wright Brothers' first flight.
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Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

PHeymont ·
Gumbo was visiting New York City's Grand Central, one of the classics of the heyday of trains, and still a thriving center for local and commuter trains.
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The 19th Century lives at Duff Green Mansion

Marilyn Jones ·
In historic Vicksburg, the Duff Green Mansion, host to both Jefferson Davis and Ulysses S. Grant, serves as both living history and a bed-and-breakfast.
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March 29, 2016: Crocuses

DrFumblefinger ·
Crocuses are blossoming and reminding us that summer will soon be visiting us in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Construction of SE Asia's first bullet train begins

Travel Rob ·
Indonesian President Joko Widodo broke ground on Southeast Asia's first ever bullet train.
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February 14, 2016: Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
The Lincoln Memorial is featured as we approach the US holiday of "President's Day".
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Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

Ottoman ·
While touring New York City, Ottoman came upon this iconic skyscraper.
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Riding the Southwest Chief from Chicago to LA

Jonathan L ·
Riding the Southwest Chief from Chicago to LA give you the chance to see a lot of the country without having to drive.
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Aug. 21, 2018: Lanier Mansion, Madison, IN

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones shares her visit to the 'crown jewel' of Madison, Indian's historic district.
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Oct. 16, 2018: Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones on a trip down memory lane and a lesson in ingenuity.
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Library of Congress: Underestimated Treasure

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the Library of Congress, underappreciated and worth a visit.
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A long weekend in historic Charlottesville

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a trip that takes in not only the town itself, but the nearby home of Thomas Jefferson.
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The Historic Mayhurst Inn

George G. ·
George G shares a visit to the historic and interesting Mayhurst Inn, well worth a look.
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The Oculus - New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L gives us a tour of World Trade Center Transportation Hub, and The Oculus, which sits over it.
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Re: Nov. 7, 2016: Ministers Island, New Brunswick, Canada

GarryRF ·
A wonderful "step into the past". Looks lovely Vivie.
 
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