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Re: Route 66 - Pasadena to Needles

NonstopFromJFK ·
The bottle tree ranch is so awesome! I love the whimsical western town charm - I hope I'll get to do a road trip like that one day.
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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: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 1) pre-1942 vehicles

Travel Rob ·
What a spectacular collection! Can't wait for Part 2!
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 1) pre-1942 vehicles

PHeymont ·
Fascinating that among all the high-end metal there would be a place for a Model A Ford, albeit with special bodywork. Perhaps a family toy for the chauffeur's day off?
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

DrFumblefinger ·
A fun piece, PHeymont! Thanks for sharing your excitement of this discovery. I must admit I thought you'd be much more likely to run into a collection of classic Volvos or Saabs in Stockholm.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

Mac ·
Excellent pics PHeymont! I just love period "American Iron" great fun to see. I don't think that old Volvos would excite me as much....
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

FlashFlyer ·
Funny you should mention old Volvos. Some of my friends would drive nothing else in the 70s, and one of them had a hard time giving up his mid-50s P444. I remember that car well...at one time both doors were bent stuck and we had to go through a window to get in. Before winter, he bent one back into shape...I just saw one on the net...look how simple the dashboard was... http://bringatrailer.com/2013/...ner-1958-volvo-v444/
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful Piece! I noticed American Classics are huge in Scandinavian Countries. I have some photos of a Icelandic Classics cruising the streets. I was impressed at the condition of the cars.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

Dan Carter ·
I bet Iceland is a little kinder to most cars--since I doubt there's enough salt in the world to make a difference on their roads in the winter, right?
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

DrFumblefinger ·
Agree with T&N. No car lover would expose his expensive beloved baby to ice, snow and sand.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

PortMoresby ·
My brother-in-law lived in Montreal, likely worse on cars than winter in Stockholm, and had a beloved classic Rover. Always a man with strict personal guidelines, at the first threat of snow into the garage and up on blocks it went. After 2 winters there myself a warm climate was the answer, no snow, no salt, no whining, his other hobby. Good thing we're anonymous here.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

Travel Rob ·
Owning a classic can be a a lot cheaper than most people think.The insurance can be low in states like Virginia and in some places the registration of plates last as long as you own the car. And for the last few years, the motto has been,"Keep it as is" ,so flaws are accepted as part of the history of the car.Cuts down on expensive restorations
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

Former Member ·
A car that is allowed to sit "as is" is a RUSToration, not a restoration.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

PortMoresby ·
Rustoration. I like it! And just happen to have one in my garage as we speak. I gave it recently to my son to get rid of it, at which point he asked if he could keep it here as he doesn't have a garage. Can't win. It has been restored twice already and is due for a 3rd but that's up to the next owner, of car & garage.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

Former Member ·
PortMoresby, That's not a car, that's a boomerang ! It just keeps coming back to you...
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

PHeymont ·
Care to share a picture? Originally Posted by PortMoresby: Rustoration. I like it! And just happen to have one in my garage as we speak. I gave it recently to my son to get rid of it, at which point he asked if he could keep it here as he doesn't have a garage. Can't win. It has been restored twice already and is due for a 3rd but that's up to the next owner, of car & garage.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

PortMoresby ·
I'd love to share. However, have just been discussing my tech issues with DrF. It won't be today. Sorry. I'm hoping a tech savior will happen by my computer one of these days although that hope may be in vain and I may have to bite the bullet here.
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Re: Where Gumbo Watched the Sun Rise (Puzzle #20)

DrFumblefinger ·
Acadia is one of the few "main" US National Parks I've yet to visit. A serious gap in my travel map.... Having just spent a large number of hours on an Air Canada flight to and from South America, I found it interesting to read the claim that Acadia sees the first USA Sunrise. The ads on the AirCanada video screens from Newfoundland made it very clear that if you want to see the first sunrise in North America, you need to go there instead. That is something I hope to do soon as well.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 24, 2014: Saddler at Bar U Ranch, Alberta

Mac ·
Nestling in the rolling plains leading to the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains beyond is the National Historic "Bar U Ranch". First established in 1881, today Bar U Ranch continues to be a living showpiece of the daily life and skills of...
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Song at 35,000 feet

DrFumblefinger ·
Southwest airlines posted a fun clip of a band (the Black Cadillacs) performing a song they wrote in Memphis, in a 737 flying to Memphis.  The plane's public address system provides far from a perfect sound environment, but the passengers seem to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 4, 2015: Modern-day Cowboy

DrFumblefinger ·
  Thank God there are still cowboys in the world!  Tough, hard-working guys -- real men.   I came across this fellow I'll call "Roy" at the Bar U Ranch  in Alberta.  The Bar U is a Canadian Historic Site that every summer...
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Route 66 - Pasadena to Needles

Jonathan L ·
Last summer I had the opportunity to do something I had always wanted to do - drive a significant portion of Route 66. Having spent 4 days in LA, I started a drive to Albuquerque to meet up with  The Amazing Ms. D. Instead of rushing down the...
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American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, Amarillo, TX

Samantha ·
Samantha explores this museum dedicated to a favorite American breed, and shares the excitement with us.
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October 23, 2017: Amphicars

DrFumblefinger ·
The first commercially designed vehicle to be driven on both land and water, Amphicars had limited success when they were produced in the mid-20th century. They are now highly sought after collectibles.
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October 7, 2017: Fall colors, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
A row of golden-leaf trees along a rural drive -- part of the foliage transformation of fall.
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Spotted on the Road, Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
You don't expect to see a classic 1950s Cadillac in Sri Lanka, but DrFumblefinger came across this beautiful car parked in front of Colombo's Galle Face Hotel.
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Vegans at sea get a new choice

PHeymont ·
Oceania cruises is now offering full vegan menus with options at all meals.
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May 27, 2020: Tillotson's 50-50 Ranch, Granby, Colorado

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband saw this cute ranch with a unique feature while driving from Grand Lake to Lake Granby.
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Santa Fe Photography Workshop

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took a photography course this summer. Here are some of the photos he took for the course projects.
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Where in the World is Travelgumbo #369

DrFumblefinger ·
A new travel puzzle is posted for the week. Gumbo is off to another adventure to a unique place — and it's up to you to figure out where that is!
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo #371

George G. ·
A new travel puzzle is posted for the week. Gumbo is off to another adventure to a unique place — and it's up to you to figure out where that is!
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Bar U Ranch, Alberta (Where Gumbo was #368)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the historic Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, once one of the largest ranches in Canada. The ranch preserves buildings and the historic period when large herds of cattle roamed the prairies, before they were fenced in.
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May 20, 2020: Twenty Mule Team Wagon, Death Valley

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visited Death Valley National Park and spotted these old wagons used to pull borax more than a century ago.
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June 17, 2020: Scotty's Castle, Death Valley

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Scotty's Castle in Death Valley on a clear winter's day.
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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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Cochrane Farmers' Market

DrFumblefinger ·
  The town of Cochrane sits in the beautiful Bow River Valley, between Calgary and Banff.  Growing rapidly because of its proximity to Calgary, Cochrane still retains a small town vibe although it's now home to more than 20,000 people....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 14, 2015: Cadillac Ranch - Amarillo, Tx

Samantha ·
Welcome to Cadillac Ranch. It is a famous art sculpture in Amarillo, Texas which consists of what were either older running used or junk Cadillac automobiles from 1949 to 1963, half-buried nose-first in the ground, at an angle corresponding to...
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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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March 14, 2018: Meet Dexter

Dr. Jon (Guest) ·
Dexter is a pet bull who lives on Alberta's plains. He is quite a character!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2013: Piney Lake, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
P Piney Lake is a half hour's drive north of the mountain resort of Vail, Colorado, although the road is rough, narrow and with a steep drop-off (lotsa fun when you've pass someone going in the opposite direction).  Piney Lake is a natural lake...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 4). Kohala & Saddle Road

DrFumblefinger ·
My final blog post on the Big Island covers the driest (less than 25 cm of rain a year) and oldest parts of the island — the northwest and central regions.  (Petroglyphs, King's Trail, Waikoloa village) The Kohala...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 17, 2014: Fish Creek Park, Calgary

Still Country Photo ·
  Season's Greetings to all and I wish you safe travels over the holidays.   These photos were taken in a part of Fish Creek Park in Calgary's SW.  It is called Shannon Terrace.  There is an old homestead down there that was once...
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December 12, 2016: Percheron Horses, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Percheron horses are a powerful and ancient horse, probably dating back to Roman times. Modern Percherons originated from Normandy. These horses live at the Bar U Ranch in Alberta and are descendants of these sturdy, hard-working animals.
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A Month in Chiapas

PortMoresby ·
After 2 visits to Oaxaca, PortMoresby moves on for a long anticipated stay farther south in Chiapas, Mexico.
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Pleasures of a South African Safari Experience

Emma Marie ·
South Africa delights in its differing qualities: a spot where untamed wildlife meets extravagant pleasure and a 'Rainbow Nation' of many cultures reveal a dazzling mixture of invitations. From a well-placed South African safari and amazing shorelines to shining seaside urban communities and world-class vineyards, South African safaris truly have it all. Traveling to South Africa offers a wealth of safari experiences, from lavish subtropical shoreline timberlands to the fantastic separation...
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Madrid goes green for park cleanup

PHeymont ·
Sheep—500 of them, two shepherds and a dog—are Madrid's latest way to keep its parks clear of underbrush that could lead to fires.
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Zapatistas & Comandanta Ramona

PortMoresby ·
Images of the Zapatista Movement in the far south of Mexico are everywhere, constantly reminding PortMoresby of the ongoing struggle for rights and equality.
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Amarillo by Morning – Amarillo, Texas

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time in Amarillo, Texas and share some of the local hot spots.
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Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

PHeymont ·
 Remember those great, big, American cars of the 50s and 60s, and maybe even 70s? You don’t get much chance to see them unless you’re near a movie shoot…so imagine my surprise, on my first day in Stockholm, when I turned the...
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A visit to Great Basin National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
In the United States, a country with dozens of great national parks, it makes sense that there would be some “orphan” parks that are only rarely visited. Such is the case with Great Basin National Park in Nevada.  Great...
 
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