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Re: United, Delta ready to retire 'Queen of the Skies'

GarryRF ·
I'm afraid to say that the changing modes of transport are a yard stick to measure your life-span. I remember with great affection travelling on a steam train. But fail to recall the hot ash that went into your eye through the open window. My favourite childhood vehicle .....
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Re: Dec. 30, 2016: Ice Cream at Albert Dock, Liverpool

GarryRF ·
I remember one day it was so hot down at the Albert Dock ....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 11, 2015: Four Corners Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Brings back some good memories. We visited the 4 corners about 15 or so years ago and, of course, had to take pictures of each of us having an extremity in each of the 4 states. The country is beautiful, but it is remote and VERY HOT in the summer. Good advice on being prepared.
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Re: The Samariá Gorge, Crete

DrFumblefinger ·
Looks like a wonderful walk, but in the hot weather very challenging!
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Re: Canadian Museum of History (Civilization): Ottawa (Gatineau), Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Ottawa is a perfect spring and fall getaway destination, PortMoresby. Like many things Canadian it's pleasant and understated. You don't really get the impression when here that one of the world's most successful economies is governed in this peaceful small city. Summers can be hot and humid, but May and late Sept/Oct are special. I'd probably head there late Sept/early Oct to enjoy the colorful tree displays.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: Jan. 16, 2014: Liverpool Victoria Gallery

IslandMan ·
Hello GarryRF, good post. Interesting to know there is more to see in Liverpool than The Beatles (it's okay, I'm a huge Beatles fan). I've always wanted to visit there, not only for Beatles sights, but I've heard it's had a revamp over the last few years and is now a tourist hot spot. Can you recommend a good time of the year to visit and how many days to see the main attractions?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 2, 2014

GarryRF ·
And I forgot to mention - the complete "All Inclusive" deal costs around $1000 US. Flights from the UK - hotel - boats - entertainment - mini bar stocked daily - 24hr food and drink. For 2 weeks. How do the US companies come up with $3900 for 1 week. I smell a rip off. It does look good for December DrF. Its still too hot in the afternoon though ! To have that same view you would have to "Take my blanket from my cold dead hands" I wont even share with Mrs F !! Next door is nearly as good...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 2, 2014

GarryRF ·
After being married for 40 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said, "Forty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep with a hot 20-year-old girl every night. Now, I have a £500,000 home, a £45,000 car, a nice big bed and a large screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 60-year-old woman. It seems to me that you're not holding up your side of things." My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me...
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Re: Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

GarryRF ·
Quite an extensive piece of work DrF. Very interesting. And a pleasure to read. Is the site still hot below ground ? I've visited a few volcanos and climbed the crater. But knowing its been dormant for so long doesn't inspire me to overstay my welcome !
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Re: Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for reading the piece and for your comment, GarryRF! The "Yellowstone" hot spot has migrated over the past thousands of years from eastern Oregon, across southern Idaho and now sits right under Yellowstone National Park. Actually the hot spot hasn't move at all, the earth's places move away from the hot spot, but it's just another way of thinking about it. I'd be careful about being around an active volcano but don't mind hanging around places like this or much of the Hawaiian...
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Re: Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

GarryRF ·
Yellowstone National Park has over 500 Geyser's - so I guess that counts as a "Hot Spot" (I just Googled it) I remember the smell of sulphur being one of the giveaways to a live site so I'll sniff my way about! Thanks for the info DrF.
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Re: Gifts to bring back from Portugal or Barcellona

Theodore Behr ·
I know that hand painted ceramic tiles are popular there in Portugal and Spain. But they can get heavy. Maybe wrap them in your clothes, but they'd be nice gifts I think. Put them up on a wall, use them for hot pots or a hot drinks.
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Andre, and welcome. As DrY is away on vacation, I'll try to answer your question before he gets back. Yellowstone National Park does sit on what is known as the "Yellowstone Hot Spot". You see this in its geysirs and hot water pools. This does have the potential to become a massive volcano and cause a tremendous eruption. As big as any volcano in recorded history and then some. The jet stream would carry the ash and smoke mostly east (towards the Atlantic Ocean), so those areas would be...
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

Dr.Y ·
Hi PHeymont, Andre and DrFumblefinger, Just back from a winter break and glad to see many of you also like the brilliant colors associated with the geysers, pools and hot springs in Yellowstone! As of how the mesmerizing colors are formed, I know no more than my friend DrFumblefinger (thanks Karl for the explanation). I only know that was those incredible heat-loving thermophiles that somehow survived and produced those amazing nature wonders.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? #179

PHeymont ·
Thursday's clue is a bit shady...in a literal sense. It was a hot day, and we were happy for it!
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Re: Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff National Park (Where Gumbo Was #178)

Jonathan L ·
I spent several nights at Banff Springs, but not the cave and Basin. It is quite an experience to sit in a hot spring outdoors while snow is falling! Thanks for bring back the memories.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Mac ·
You guys are certainly mirroring all the thoughts that we had yesterday! I hope that my photos (taken in the drizzle) will come out to show you. The views that struck us immediately were the Dismaland logo above the entry (and on the souvenir T shirts), the Mickey Mouse ears worn by all the staff, the dilapidated, iconically-shaped, crumbling fairy tale castle with it's polluted moat - but perhaps the most dramatic is the centrepiece in the castle with the life-sized princess's pumpkin...
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Re: Airbus opens new Factory in the USA

GarryRF ·
On my frequent visits to Philadelphia from England I always fly with US Airways. Not an exciting experience - just a reliable journey with convenient times. But my last round trip was an amazing transformation. AMERICAN AIRLINES and US Airways have merged and the staff were amazing. The plane was a new Airbus 330 both times. The legroom was more than enough. I usually purchase extra legroom and this time I'm glad I didn't. The food was good and served hot. Free cans of Cola and orange etc.
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Re: July 23, 2017: Salt Lake, Salt Mines & Salt Caravans, Ethiopia

Amateuremigrant ·
It is almost impossible to describe the debilitating heat in this location. We would instantly scurry to any shade possible, however inadequate. I have been on the southern fringe and broiled in hot springs about 30km off the road to Harar. Afars looked through me, knowing I was irrelevant in their world. In years gone by, my testicles would have been their chief interest in me, for decorating their waistband !
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Re: Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt seeing visitors again

GarryRF ·
The Canary Isles are an all year Spanish hot spot - located off the coast of Africa. Perfect for a Christmas Vacation too !
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#69)

PortMoresby ·
While I do see a certain resemblance to Cappadocia, it doesn't look real to me. More like a model landscape, as you'd have with a model railroad, but seemingly without the railroad. Maybe this is, in fact, what Cappadocia looks like from a hot air balloon, which I understand are popular there. I see no evidence of people in the form of actual people or vehicles, unless that's a person in red in the lower right-hand corner.
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

GarryRF ·
I've travelled to Brisbane Australia looking for clues to my fathers war record. It was a hot summers day when I found Roe Street Barracks - still in use ! I was convinced it would have gone years ago to a development. I stood in the entrance and I felt a shiver run down my back. A feeling I've heard described as "someone walking on your grave"
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Re: Magnolia Plantation: Beautiful but Complicated

GarryRF ·
Interesting and colourful journey into the past. Looks like it should be hot and steamy with all that vegetation. Educational and informative. Enjoyable blog - thanks Paul.
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Re: Magnolia Plantation: Beautiful but Complicated

PHeymont ·
Garry, in summertime, it certainly would be hot and steamy, but we were fortunate to be there in temperate November. In pre-airconditioning days, many of those who could would retreat to the mountains for the summer...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 7th, 2014: Liverpool Eye UK

Travel Luver ·
GarryRF, are you trying to scare us away from a visit to Liverpool with that photo? The Eye seems the city's lightening rod.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? #56

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, HistoryDigger, it is time to spill all because Lynn Miller figured it out (good for you, Lynn!) Please remember that these puzzles could be from anywhere in the world and rarely does one logically follow another in sequence. Gumbo is known to travel half way round the planet for the right puzzle questions These are closeups of a small portion of a large sports arena. The two statues do indeed represent "The Audience" -- cheering, booing, lifting kids to see better, eating hot dogs and...
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Re: The Top South Florida Beaches to Visit

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Katy ,some great beaches The water is great for swimming in Florida.The beaches are great .If your coming from out of state though, realize summer is hot,humid and rainy
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 15th, 2014: Wild Flowers

Still Country Photo ·
I did get a little water logged! I think the cup of hot chocolate that I had when I got back to the lodge may have been the best one I have ever had! It was all worth it though.
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Re: Cruising down the Nile (part 2)

Mac ·
Hi Karl - sorry for a delayed reply. We booked onto a Thompson Holidays trip out of London and were very satisfied with the whole experience, including value for money. We chose the "all inclusive" option and were very pleased with the quality of their wines etc. The boat was very clean and well maintained, all the crew cheery and pleasant, the food good and plentiful (buffets). There were a good number of "included" trips to temples whilst other trips were extras (Abu Simbel and Cairo for...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 13, 2014: The Damsels of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
The lovely damsels of Sigiriya would be quite at home at Hugh Hefner's PLayboy mansion! Amazingly well preserved given their 1500 year age. Key to visiting, Mac, is to go very early before it gets too hot, or late in the afternoon as it starts cooling down. But a spry young dude like you should bound all the way to the top of Lion Rock like a springbok. One of the most memorable times I've ever had in my travels was at the top of Sigiriya, right at the end of the day, when I was the only...
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Re: Graffitimundo: Art from the streets of Buenos Aires

PHeymont ·
Graffiti is always a good way to start a hot conversation, because the line between art and vandalism is so hotly contested, as is some people's comfort level with work that is clearly art, but which confronts their vision both of art and society. That confrontation can be sharp, because street art often comes from people who don't have the resources to take part in the "conventional, comfortable" art world. Ironically, people are now paying huge sums for work by the late Keith Haring, who...
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Re: Old San Juan - Museo de las Americas is a Must See

DrFumblefinger ·
I've only briefly visit Old San Juan once (part of a cruise), and it did fascinate me. Thanks for tell us about this great museum, Jonathan. It does sound like a MustSee! Conde Naste just did a brief piece calling Puerto Rico the new Caribbean hot spot. Here's a link to their piece.
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Re: St. Louis Gateway Arch - Gateway to the West

DrFumblefinger ·
I visited the arch many years ago on a hot, windy summer day. I like your comparison to the Mork ride, because it was quite fascinating to work our way up to the top of the arch in that unusual tram. But it was extremely unpleasant at the top. Very hot and stuffy, and the wind was shaking our footing like a major earthquake would have. Views were limited but interesting, but the arch is beautiful and an amazing feat of engineering. Thanks for sharing your memories of this great landmark!
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Re: Signs of Aspen, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: Nice of the Bear to tell us to fight back if attacked He is a nice bear to tell us, and that's good advice with BLACK bears only. There are no grizzlies left in Colorado, but the general advice for them is to "play dead" and not fight back. If a black bear attacks you he likely wants to eat you. If a grizzly attacks you he likely wants to dominate you. Of course, you need to use your judgement on the spot, if you've time to assess. A thin wasted grizzly might...
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Re: 7 of many reasons to choose Bulgaria for your next trip

Travelling Buzz ·
I'm glad you liked the article. I would be more than happy if the post make you visit the country. @DrFublefinger I believe the best time to come to Bulgaria is september-october from the weather perspective, but if you want to see the charm the blooming trees give to the city, you should come in the spring. The summer is really, really (I mean really) hot and dry! The country lies between the strongly contrastic continental and Mediterranean climate zones, so it has an unusually variable...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 8, 2015: Toledo and Madrid

GarryRF ·
Great pictures - I hope you can add some more ! Looks like you were there when its HOT !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 8, 2015: Toledo and Madrid

Non Stop Destination ·
Thank you! I visited Spain in July, and temperatures were around 30-35 degrees. Pretty hot At the time, I didn't have a good camera with me, so I only took photos with my phone. I could add a few more. I will probably add a post on my blog about my time in Spain. Originally Posted by GarryRF: Great pictures - I hope you can add some more ! Looks like you were there when its HOT !
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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: July 19, 2019: Hillbilly Hot Rod, Murdo, South Dakota

GarryRF ·
Nice find ! One careful owner ?
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Re: July 19, 2019: Hillbilly Hot Rod, Murdo, South Dakota

DrFumblefinger ·
I would think only one owner, GarryRF. Not many would be interested in buying such a customized work of art.
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Re: Around the World in 80 Airbnbs

PHeymont ·
It has made different numbers available on different days, but has not said what the total available might be. That seems a bit odd, the more so in view of the problems people have had in booking it, I learn. The piece below, from Fast Company, indicates that it is a bit like trying to book tickets for a hot concert, and that a number of people were charged but not accepted, or were charged multiple times. https://www.fastcompany.com/90...some-customers-angry Phineas Fogg appears to have had...
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Re: Apr. 21, 2016. Keeping Cool in Corfu Town, Greece.

GarryRF ·
Glad you like them Rob - here's a few more .... (They are very civilised in Corfu Town. They play Cricket on the town green - too hot for anything else)
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Re: Visiting and Then Moving to Sunny Brisbane

GarryRF ·
Brisbane truly is an amazing city. I was there at Christmas time when the weather is really HOT. The beach is illuminated so the kids can have fun after sunset without burning their skin. The Drive Thru Bottle Shop. Santa Claus and his helpers all arrived on Harley Davidson motor bikes. Surfers Paradise and the Slots everywhere ! The Meter Maids in their Gold Bikinis rolling around on their skates adding quarters to Parking Meters about to run out. The Gold Coast is one of those places you...
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Re: Emirates cuts U.S. flights, blames 'Trump Slump'

DrFumblefinger ·
Having just flown Emirates from Dubai to Colombo and back, and having gone through security at DXB several times, I have these observations to share: 1) Emirates offers among the finest service of any airline in the world. And at a very good price. If it was a convenient option, I wouldn't hesitate to fly Emirates again. The only other airlines in my experience with a similar level of service are Singapore and Thai. American and European airlines don't even come close. 2) DXB has security we...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? (#119)

DrFumblefinger ·
There was a beekeeper involved in this achievement. But I can't comment on the New Zealand part (just yet). I think you're hot on the trail, Jill. Email us your solution when you've got it. Remember we're after the name of a town
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Re: Signs of Halifax

GarryRF ·
So is Halifax cleaning its act up ? Wonderful collection of signs on show here. Is the area on the way to becoming a tourist Hot-Spot ? Would it get a Travel Gumbo "Must go to ........!" Badge ?
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Re: Is a stopover in Iceland worthwhile

Former Member ·
Hey, I don't know if anyone mentioned it, but no matter how cold it is, they keep the outdoor pools open in Iceland with underground hot water. We went to the Blue Lagoon in February, and it was funny...usually people get OUT of a pool because they are getting cold, but there we stayed IN to keep warm!
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Re: Is a stopover in Iceland worthwhile

Former Member ·
Hot springs are to die for. You always see pictures of the Blue Lagoon. Are there other places to go for a warm swim in Iceland ?
 
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