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Re: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Jonathan L ·
Thanks. this article brings back memories of my visit in 2005. The tour led by the Park Ranger was fascinating and very even handed. I had a great time.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

Marilyn Jones ·
Taking the pictures at dusk really adds to the somberness of Gettysburg. Beautiful!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, Marilyn! I agree. The low light really added to the drama of that setting.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

Jonathan L ·
If you are going to Gettysberg, I highly recommend also seeing the Anteitam battlefield. It is about an hour's drive away, and well worth the trip. I would probably do Anteitam first as it the battle there was about a year earlier in the war.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the tip, Jonathan. Another interesting stop is to President Eisenhower's home, which adjoins Gettysburg. Like stepping back into the era of MadMen.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 15 2013: Blue Lady at White Waltham - retro-revival in England

DrFumblefinger ·
A brilliant photo, Mac! A perfect moment on a perfect day! Appreciate you sharing it with us One of my favorite pictures on this website.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 15 2013: Blue Lady at White Waltham - retro-revival in England

Former Member ·
my gramms wore that dress and had that luggage ! awesome picture. this girl is SO pretty.
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Re: The Battle of Waterloo, June 2015 (part 2)

GarryRF ·
Marvellous piece of history and such a great photo blog to accompany it. Your camera work certainly gives us a taste of the original battle. The end of another tyrant who wanted world domination. Worthy of an entry in any glossy magazine Mac.
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Re: The Battle of Waterloo, June 2015 (part 2)

Mac ·
Thank you very much Garry. The spectacle made the photos so easy to capture. It was quite humbling to go to this which was a real once-in-a-lifetime event. Very pleased to share it with TG and happy you enjoyed it.
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Re: Yosemite National Park: A walk among Giants. Hiking in the Mariposa Grove

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for all your comments. Followup: DrY. Yes, you and your family should see this sometime. You would love it! We need to plan out a trip to California for you that includes its best parks and some city sites. PHeymont. Yes, you must DO Yosemite. I recommend mid to late May as the best time to go as the waterfalls are brimming with meltwater. I like hikes of all types and can still do "moderate" hikes, though no longer take on "challenging" ones. But the Mariposa grove is doable by...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 15 2013: Blue Lady at White Waltham - retro-revival in England

Mac ·
Increasingly popular in England and throughout Europe are “Retro Revival” weekend gatherings featuring original 1950’s rock and roll bands and also some very good 2000’s Tribute Acts recreating the sights, sounds and styles of...
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Colorado National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
  While many of the units of the US National Park system are frequently visited and very busy, there are also a few less crowded places.   Colorado National Monument (known to locals as " The Monument" ) falls into the latter category....
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The Living Desert Wildlife and Botanical Park, Palm Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
Palm Desert's LIVING DESERT offers a place to see several desert ecosystems, as well as an interesting assortment of animals from the Americas and Africa.
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Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
    Tired of the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas?  Had enough of the concrete canyons and smoked filled casinos of Sin City?  Not sure if it's day or night (there are no clocks allowed in Vegas casinos)?  Then you should do...
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 12, 2015: Desert Bighorn Sheep, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Ottoman ·
  One of the things I love best about traveling are those great unexpected moments that you will never forget, moments that make you say "Wow"!   Such was the case when my family and I recently traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada.  We decided...
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Yellowstone HQ, Mammoth Hot Springs

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby spends her last night in Yellowstone National Park at the historic headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs and meets the famous elk "Touchdown".
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June 14, 2017: The Panoramic Views from Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to a viewpoint high above Oahu, by a road that highlights the beauty of Hawaii's natural landscape.
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Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta (Where Gumbo Was #236)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Writing-on-Stone Provincial park in south-central Alberta. A beautiful prairie landscape dotted with hundreds of hoodoos and the Milk River make for a memorable destination.
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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the site of "Custer's Last Stand", on the hills and ridges of the valley of the Little Bighorn river in southern Montana
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February 13, 2020: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger came across this group of bighorn sheep while visiting Banff National Park this past winter.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 17, 2015: Soviet War Memorial, Berlin

PHeymont ·
  A quiet place, in a peaceful park in Berlin hardly seems connected at first sight to the horrific fighting that took place all over Berlin in the final days of World War II. But it is a memorial to 80,000 Soviet soldiers killed in that battle...
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Glacier National Park, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
“ Far away in northwestern Montana, hidden from view by clustering mountain peaks, lies an unmapped corner – the Crown of the Continent .”    George Bird Grinnell (1901)   It’s hard for someone who loves being in...
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The Battle of Waterloo, June 2015 (part 2)

Mac ·
 On Sunday 18th June 1815 the 74,000 troops of the French Emperor Napoleon hurled themselves at 67,000 European allied troops of the Seventh Coalition from Holland, Belgium, Germany and Britain under the command of the English Duke of Wellington...
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Spitfires to fly again in Battle of Britain airshow

PHeymont ·
This summer marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, when despite overwhelming odds, Britain's Royal Air Force fended off massive attacks by the German Luftwaffe. The battle, which took place almost daily between early July and the end of...
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Crazy Horse National Monument

Samantha ·
While in Rapid City we went to  Mt. Rushmore  and  Crazy Horse National Monument . I had heard a lot about this monument, but didn’t know really much about it. I am embarrassed to admit that at one point, I actually thought it was...
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The Battle of Waterloo, June 2015 (part 1)

Mac ·
Early in the afternoon of June 19th 2015 in the little village of Waterloo, south of Brussels in Belgium, the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte walked in the gardens of his battle headquarters in the farmhouse of Le Caillou with his wife Josephine. The next...
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Ruthven Barracks, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a visit to an interesting structure from Scotland. Built on the site of an old castle after the Jacobite uprising, the Ruthven Barricks are imposing and offers wonderful panoramic views!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 12, 2014: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of the great things about living close to a large wilderness ecosystem is the chance to enjoy its wildlife.  That's especially true this time of year when the valleys have thawed and are green, but the mountains and high meadows...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 11, 2014: Colorado National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
One of my favorite places to visit in Colorado is in the western part of the state, just south of the I-70 freeway and city of Colorado Springs.    Colorado National Monument  contains some beautiful red sandstone rock, with massive...
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A fall visit to Highwood Pass and hike in the alpine meadow of Ptarmigan Cirque

DrFumblefinger ·
  Kananaskis country  is one of the lesser traveled gems of the Alberta Rockies.  Locals know this area well but it’s off the radar for most tourists who selectively go to such highly worthwhile (but much busier) locations like...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 10, 2014. The Highest Highway in Canada

Dr.Y ·
    If you travel west from Calgary, Alberta on the TransCanada Highway, you'll see the Canadian Rockies growing ever larger during your entire journey.  It's an amazing sight! In less than an hour you're right in the heart of...
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A visit to Waterton National Park

Roderick Simpson ·
  Waterton Lakes National Park is in the extreme south-west of the province of Alberta and is contiguous with Glacier National Park in Montana.  It includes some of the most spectacular scenery in the Canadian Rockies,...
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Mouflon, Cyprus

Ian Cook ·
Only about 3,000 Mouflon -- thought to be a precursor to domestic sheep -- exist on the island of Cyprus. Ian Cook shares the story of this interesting animal.
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Indian Hill and the Cave of the Blue Sun

Tim Newcomb (Guest) ·
Tim Newcomb follows old legends and old tracks through the California desert in search of petroglyphs that are over 4000 years old.
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July 27, 2016: Bighorn Sheep at Hemenway Park in Boulder City, NV

Samantha ·
On a side trip from Las Vegas, Samantha found this park, well-equipped with recreational equipment...and bighorn sheep!
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December 5, 2015: Battle House Hotel in Mobile, Alabama

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits the historic Battle House Hotel in Mobile, Alabama during Christmas and shows you why it's one of the best historic hotels in the country
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Where Gumbo was #326)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fabulous San Diego Zoo Safari Park. About a half hour's drive north of San Diego, it covers a vaste 1800 acres and offers the opportunity to see hundreds of species of often endangered animals roam freely in their vast enclosures.
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Montana's National Bison Refuge

DrFumblefinger ·
 The National Bison Refuge provides an excellent opportunity to see bison in their natural setting — the hilly grasslands of Montana.  The Refuge is located about an hour’s drive northwest of Missoula and is...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

DrFumblefinger ·
   I've only visited Gettysburg once but that memory made a lasting impression on me -- and I think most who visit it.  Civil War sites, like Gettysburg National Military Park , are important reminders of the struggles and huge price...
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January 13, 2016: Trafalgar Square. London

Samantha ·
While on a trip to London we had to stop and check out Trafalgar Square. It was really amazing, even though it was cold and we got rained on quite a bit. Lol It is an interesting little square with a lot of history. The square contains a large central area with roadways on three sides and a terrace to the north, in front of the National Gallery. The roads around the square form part of the A4, a major road running west of the City of London. The square was formerly surrounded by a...
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Re: January 13, 2016: Trafalgar Square. London

TravelingCanuck ·
Great place to visit. Was the giant blue rooster still there on the 4th plinth?
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Munich in Berlin

PHeymont ·
Munich in Berlin
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Soviet soldiers' cemetery Berlin

PHeymont ·
Soviet soldiers' cemetery Berlin
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Huge beer hall, lots of beer and...

PHeymont ·
Huge beer hall, lots of beer and...
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Not quite Oom-Pah

PHeymont ·
Not quite Oom-Pah
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Palm Springs International Airport (Where Gumbo was #377)

PortMoresby ·
Gumbo passed through remarkable Palm Springs International Airport on his way to late winter relaxing in the Southern California desert.
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Battle of Restigouche National Historic Site, Quebec

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo learns a little more about the Battle of Restigouche and what importance that had in North America's history.
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Re: Battle of Restigouche National Historic Site, Quebec

GarryRF ·
Very interesting Rob.
 
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