Tagged With "Kit Carson"

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Re: Portland, Maine: A Big Little City

PHeymont ·
It's about 30 miles north of Cabot's Cove, which is near Wells, Maine. Which is at one end of the excellent Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, which combines forest and shore habitats and makes a wonderful walk. It was featured in a couple of Pictures of the Day, and was the scene, back in 2013, of Where in the World is TravelGumbo #5
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PortMoresby

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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: Where in the World is Gumbo? #5

JohnT ·
Well, the photo does very much look east coast...deciduous trees, open canopy. The trail is also very well maintained...and looks like one of the photos in Pheymont's Portland Maine blog. Given that I am going to say that it is on the Rachel Carson national wildlife interpretive trail...
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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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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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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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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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Taos: Celebrating American and Native culture and art

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of Taos and Taos Pueblo in New Mexico.
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Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Maine

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares memories of a favorite spot in Maine and some thoughts on its role in our lives.
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Mr. Carson invites you to London...

PHeymont ·
Jim Carter, known to millions as Mr. Carson, the stiff and formal, but warm-hearted, butler of Downton Abbey, has taken on a new job as a spokesman for VisitLondon's "Autumn's Season of Culture" digital campaign.   London doesn't like to boast,...
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Motel 6 freshens its rooms...and its image

PHeymont ·
Motel 6, a brand whose name reflects its original room price, has long been noted mainly for low prices, and for Tom Bodett's radio ads, promising that "we'll leave the light on for you."   Now, facing increasing demands for comfort and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 17, 2015: Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Maine

PHeymont ·
  Today's picture is doing double-duty; it served as a clue in one of the earliest Where In The World is TravelGumbo puzzles, and is still one of my favorites not only because of its calming colors and gentle shapes, but also because it reminds...
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Goodyear's blimp hangar is instant landmark

PHeymont ·
A new blimp needs a new hangar: 9 stories high, a football field long. And an overnight inflation crew...
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April 29, 2018: Peg's Glorified Ham n Eggs

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares a breakfast gem that he thinks is worth your time and patronage.
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Taos and Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

PHeymont ·
On a brief visit to Taos Pueblo and the town of Taos, PHeymont found both less and more than he expected.
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Portland, Maine: The World's Longest Lobster Roll...and so much more!

PHeymont ·
Portland, Maine is a great place to visit any time (even in the winter!) but it’s hard to imagine a more exciting moment to have been there on the day they built the world’s longest lobster roll! The roll for the roll is seen arriving,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 11, 2014: Highway 395

PortMoresby ·
    My favorite stretch of lonely road in the world is the 200 miles of Highway 395 south from Topaz Lake, where it enters California from Nevada, where these pictures were taken, south through Bridgeport and the turnoff to Bodie , past Mono...
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Taos NM - Indian, Mexican, and Yarn

Jonathan L ·
Taos is an amalgam of southwest history and present. It is a tourist town that draws people with money and new-age hippies to the mountains. It has a history of Native peoples from the nearby Taos Pueblo and of Mexican families that settled the area...
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Contemporary philosophers

DrFumblefinger ·
This has nothing much to do with travel, but I enjoyed these insights and thought you might too:     ***** The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone. ~ George Roberts ***** If God had intended us to fly he would have...
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Camp Hale, Colorado (Where Gumbo was #174)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Camp Hale, now a quiet mountain meadow with scattered concrete ruins. But in World War II, this was a busy and active military camp which trained the elite cold-weather troops of the 10th Mountain Division.
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August 7, 2019: Red's Old 395 Grill, Carson City

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed the food and décor at Red's in Carson City. The décor is quite unique and it's a popular place.
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October 16, 2019: Anderson (Junk) Yard, Dayton, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger found a terrific junk yard with a wide assortment of treasures and memorabilia.
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November 14, 2019: Kit Carson County Carousel, Burlington, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
You'll find a beautifully preserved historic carousel in Kit Carson County, Colorado.
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April 19, 2019: Kit Carson Statue, Carson City

DrFumblefinger ·
A statue of mountain man, Kit Carson, is found outside the government buildings in the state capital which bears his name.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 15 2013: Indian Pipe at Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge

PHeymont ·
Indian Pipe, seen above, is a flower commonly mistaken for a forest-dwelling fungus—and I was one of the believers until I got ready to post this picture, taken in the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge near Wells, Maine. Turns out,...
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Where Gumbo Was: #5

PHeymont ·
Although a number of contestants came close, only JohnT correctly named the locale for WITW #5. Congrats to John! Gumbo's walk in the woods was "Down East," at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, whose headquarters are in Wells, Maine,...
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From Where I Sit: A Gallery of Benches

PHeymont ·
In a recent Gumbo blog , Jonathan L. pointed out that travelers (and locals) need a place to rest from time to time while visiting or going about daily life...and part of the need is what's called—logically—street furniture.  (Above,...
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Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

PHeymont ·
American Airlines announces some inflight upgrades, including more entertainment choices, meals on Texas-Hawaii flights, and The Pretzels Are Back!
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Re: April 19, 2019: Kit Carson Statue, Carson City

GarryRF ·
Maybe a real traveller we'd all like to follow !
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Re: Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice to hear that American is doing something to improve the experience of its economy customers. Now if only they got rid of that annoying checked bag fee.
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Re: Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

PortMoresby ·
Regarding "that annoying checked bag fee", the problem is not the fee, it's that you aren't going far enough. Fly internationally and don't pay a fee. Or is that not true between Canada & the US?
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Re: Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

DrFumblefinger ·
Baggage fees apply for most airlines flying between Canada and the USA. The 'free bag' is for intercontinental flights, so far as I can tell.
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Re: Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

GarryRF ·
American Airlines have been giving excellent service since their merger. I've only flown UK to US and back but their cabin staff have been courteous and charming. Must mention Bernie by name - what a wonderful charming man. Not so young, but he came back later into the flight to thank me for complimenting the crew. No charges for luggage - free drinks AND ice cream. I'm flying with them again in 10 days. Then Frontier to Miami. Am I in for a shock ?
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Re: Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, Garry. I expect the last leg of your flight will be somewhat of a shock after your American pampering.
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Re: Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

GarryRF ·
It's only 3 hours but I guess I'll be hammered for my luggage !
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Re: Look, Ma! The pretzels are back at American Airlines!

PHeymont ·
Most of my flights on American have been international, and the crews have been excellent (and you get snacks as well as meals.) On domestic flights, they've been just as nice, and usually my credit card has waived the baggage fee. That's never what I hear from people flying Frontier! By the way, one AA oddity: there's no free baggage on some international flights; Mexico City is international, but Cancun is domestic for baggage purposes. Caught me blinking on that one!
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