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Re: So, what’s it worth ?

DrFumblefinger ·
No one spins a travel yarn quite like Robert Cranwell! Enjoyed this one. Podcast is worth listening to as well, everyone.
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Re: Back to Oaxaca: Hoofing It, El Picacho & Teotitlan

PortMoresby ·
Another interesting item from the OLL newsletter regarding the weaving village of Teotitlan: TOUR: ARCHEOLOGICAL RUINS in TEOTITLAN Presented by Dr. Robert Markens Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas—sede Oaxaca Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 / 9 AM-4 PM MX$350 (M) MX$400 (NM) Local archeologist Dr. Robert Markens will lead a tour of the archeological ruins located in the ancient village of Teotitlan del Valle, world-famous for its woven textiles. This...
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Re: Touring Maryland's Scenic Eastern Shore

GarryRF ·
Good to see Robert Morris gets a mention in your blog. He financed the War of Independence with his fortune. Signed the Declaration of Independence. And formed the Bank of America. He did well for a Local - born a mile from my own Birthplace - here in Liverpool UK
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Re: Touring Maryland's Scenic Eastern Shore

PortMoresby ·
The bank that Morris was associated with was the Bank of North America. Bank of America originated in the early 20th c. in California. Poor old Morris spent several of his last years in debtors' prison and was buried in his brother-in-law's family plot without ceremony. Wikipedia: "Robert Morris holds the curious distinction as the only Founding Father whose house is a national memorial, but his life is not interpreted at the site."
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

Travel Rob ·
A great piece! Amazing to me how some of the best products of their day were not built commercially . Even when they were, sometimes they were not successful. Cars like the GE-100 are great examples of that. A true find and thanks for teaching us more!
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

DrFumblefinger ·
Love it! Exactly the type of finding that makes a trip memorable. Something proponents of electric cars seem to forget or choose to ignore -- where does the electricity come from? Currently mostly from coal and oil fired plants, so the practical side of having them for most doesn't currently make that much sense (might as well burn the oil product in the car engine, right). But I am hopeful that was energy technology improves, as it surely will, we'll develop better ways of charging these...
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

PHeymont ·
The argument, and I'm not informed enough to judge it, is that the amount of fossil fuel needed to generate electricity for a plug-in is far less than that required to run a gasoline engine. The same sort of argument that points out that a gallon of fuel moves far more freight on a diesel train than a diesel truck. On the other hand, that's about plug-in cars. For hybrids, it's a different story because the batteries charge while the car is running on gas. So less gas is used than using gas...
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

DrFumblefinger ·
As I understand it, with hybrids the batteries charge when the car brakes are applied (transferring the energy of moving to the battery), so they're especially well adapted to city driving in places with lots of stop signs and traffic lights. Less useful for driving on open road because you don't brake often. So living in Brooklyn, I think the hybrid would be a reasonable choice for you. I don't think battery technology is anywhere near "ripe" yet, but as with the Mercury and Gemini...
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

PHeymont ·
Much further to go, of course, but even in a highway driving situation (and a city/highway mix), hybrids are generally cheaper to run than their gas-only counterparts. That's Camry vs Camry hybrid, for example, not Corolla vs Prius.
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

PHeymont ·
A little further research confirms what I thought: at least in the Toyota and Ford hybrids, the gasoline engine powers a generator/charger while in use. That's in addition to the power captured from braking.
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Re: Museum find: GE's 'missing' electric car

DrFumblefinger ·
I have some friends with a Prius, and their greatest fuel efficiency comes when driving in the city, not on the highway. Paradoxical, but it shows how good the braking is at building up a charge. Good to know there is a backup generator. While the hybrids save on fuel, they also cost thousands of dollars more than their non hybrid counterparts. For an average consumer, it takes many years to recapture that extra cost for the hybrid on fuel savings, if they ever will. And there's the issue of...
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Arctic Birds on Migration: Saskatchewan

My Thatched Hut ·
    Many of the Arctic birds are large white birds such as geese and swans but also include smaller and different coloured sandpipers and other birds.   Where is the best place to see these magnificent Arctic birds?  The most...
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The North Cascades: a National Park and Scenic Highway

DrFumblefinger ·
The North Cascades Highway (Washington SR-20) offers the northern most route across the Cascade range in Washington state, just south of the Canadian border.  The eastern (and highest) part of the road is...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 9) Horton Plains

DrFumblefinger ·
My first introduction to Horton Plains National Park was in Hans Mohemius’ photo room at his home in Colombo.  Hans was a skilled amateur photographer who shared with me a magical photo of a sunrise...
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Road Trip, More Day 2: Point Cabrillo Light Station

PortMoresby ·
  Not quite recovered from the long drive the day before, and having just walked a couple of miles around the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, had I realized the extent of the hike required to get to and from the the lighthouse at Point...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 25, 2015: Форт-Росс (Fort Ross)

PortMoresby ·
  It had been raining off and on as I drove down California Highway 1 along the Mendocino and Sonoma County coast, when I arrived at the closed gate to Fort Ross State Historic park, a real blow.  I hadn’t visited this beautiful and...
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PortMoresby's Birthday Road Trip

PortMoresby ·
  March 25, '15:    Day 1: City of 10,000 Buddhas and The Skunk   April 1, '15:   Day 2:  Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden   April 4, '15:   Sea Gull Inn   April 8, '15:   More Day 2:  Point...
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Road Trip, Day 3: A Sunny Day in Sonoma

PortMoresby ·
  March 11, 2015    The drive down California Highway 1, along the Mendocino and Sonoma County coast, was a bit of a bust.  It started to rain as I arrived at Point Arena and Fort Ross was closed, it turned out, on weekdays, so I...
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Oh, to be in England! Now that April's...snowing!

PHeymont ·
Netweather.tv illustration from the Telegraph (UK)   Robert Browning wouldn't be very happy with this week's April weather forecast for much of Britain. A "polar plume" is expected to arrive, bringing sub-freezing temperatures to Scotland and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 18, 2015: Changing Seasons

Still Country Photo ·
  I think spring may be just around the corner for us here in Calgary, watching nature change with the seasons is so metaphorical to me.  The repeated cycles of death and rebirth that the fall and spring show us is a reminder to me that I...
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Welcome to the town of Dawson City, Yukon

My Thatched Hut ·
  Dawson City owns its existence as a direct result of the Klondike gold discovery in 1896 in the nearby creeks. Dawson was founded in 1897 and incorporated as a city in 1902.  By 1898, the population was almost 40,000. It was the largest...
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A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

NonstopFromJFK ·
A few weekends ago, my fiancé, my best friend and I decided to go to Philly for an overnight trip. Our goal for the weekend was to see all the touristy parts of Philadelphia.   When we got to Philly from NYC, we headed straight for the L...
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Swannanoa Palace, Afton, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #224)

George G. ·
George G shares the solution to this week's travel puzzle, the delightful and beautiful Swannanoa Palace in Afton, Virginia. One of America's finest homes and well worth a visit
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Exploring New Roads

Jonathan L ·
Travel leads us in new directions. In this instance, the art he's looked at in his travels has led Jonathan L to new directions in writing.
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Art loan will give Spain 2 new museums

PHeymont ·
Cuban-American collector lends 7,000 artworks to Spain, which will open 2 museums to house what may become a permanent donation.
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April 6. 2017. Famous Historical Travellers - Robert Morris

GarryRF ·
A history lesson in travel: GarryRF tells us about a Liverpool "neighbor" who became a leading figure in the American Revolution.
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Top five reasons to visit Baltimore, Maryland.

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Why should you visit Baltimore? Stephanie outlines the top things to see and do in this charming city.
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Do you see what I mean ?

Amateuremigrant ·
Robert Cranwell likes to look at the little things when he travels in nature and explains why -- you will too once you've read his post.
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Nov. 18, 2017: Dead Letter Office?

PHeymont ·
In Paris's famed Passage des Panoramas, an assortment of, well, things...
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Prague's Jewish Quarter: An Emotional and Educational Journey

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones in her exploration of one of Europe's most important Jewish history sites, and one of Prague's most-visited areas.
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Lancaster Central Market: Changed, and Not

PHeymont ·
One of America's best small city markets has changed over time, while keeping its traditional character. PHeymont visited recently.
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Turquoise Trail: A beautiful trip through New Mexico

Jonathan L ·
Jonthan L takes us on a trip along The Turquoise Trail, with stops at Tinkertown and Madrid.
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How to spend your Vacation in Hungary?

Guest ·
There's a lot of interesting things to see and experience during a visit to Hungary. Marek offers some suggestions (sponsored content)
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Ashland, Virginia: "Center of the Universe"

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the charming community of Ashland, known by some as the "Center of the Universe".
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High Road to Taos Scenic Byway, New Mexico Highlands

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L off the main road through the New Mexico Highlands
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Brady Bunch House (Where Gumbo was #363)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo went to the Brady Bunch House and found it exactly the way he remembered it from the show.
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Books, Posters and Magic

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of some small galleries in midtown New York.
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Back in Time at Bedford's 1700s-era Tavern

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the popular historic Jean Bonnet Tavern.
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Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, NY

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to Gumbo's destination of Flushing Meadows Park in Queens NY
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Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

Guest ·
It's hard not to be attracted to a beautiful garden. Today Emily shares some of the world's finest.
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Ramblings in Danville, Virginia

George G. ·
George G wraps up his series on visiting Danville, Virginia, with an interesting look at the city's interesting history and historic architecture.
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Albuquerque: Southwest Culture and Nature

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L. visits some of Albuquerque's excellent tourist attractions
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April 13, 2020: Movieland Wax Museum, Buena Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger remembers a visit to the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park. The Museum closed in 2005 and was torn down in 2016.
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The Battery, New York City

Jonathan L ·
The Battery is the gateway to the Statue of Liberty and Staten Island, but Jonathan L shows us how much more it is
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MacBride Museum, Whitehorse (Where Gumbo was #362)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the MacBride Museum in the Yukon Territory, the oldest museum in the Yukon.
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Victoria Falls: The Zambian Side

DrFumblefinger ·
(Eastern Cataract of the Falls, the Zambian Side, during the dry season)Our journey took us from the magical place that is Chobe National Park, across the Chobe River and into Zambia.  This journey required a boat ride, a rather lengthy wait...
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Perspectives on East Africa: 1) Serengeti National Park. “The place where the land moves on forever”

DrFumblefinger ·
(Lioness, Serengeti National Park) It takes a l-o-o-o-ong time to fly from the western USA to Tanzania, at the limits of my travel endurance really.  But I’m about to head out on one of my greatest adventures, a week’s wilderness...
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Airbnb's stunt: floating a house on the Thames

PHeymont ·
This is not your regular houseboat. It's a complete two-bedroom residence complete with a lawn, a tree and a doghouse. Airbnb built it on a barge for publicity to celebrate the recent Deregulation Act that lets Londoners legally rent out their homes...
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Dismaland - the new 'post-apocalyptic' bemusement park in England

Mac ·
Dateline: Weston-Super-Mare, England, August 24th 2015  Housed on the site old Tropicana swimming lido built in 1937 that once boasted the largest outdoor swimming pool in Europe and which has been unused since 2000 we now have the latest "must...
 
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