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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 15, 2016: Kamloops, BC, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
That's not unlike what my front yard looks like! And Kamloops is not an obvious choice for someone from the UK to move to. What inspired that?
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Re: Small Brooklyn: Three small but fascinating museums

George G. ·
Jonathan ... Would like to see a blog on your NYC Museum of the American Gangster if you ever get the itch.
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Re: Small Brooklyn: Three small but fascinating museums

Jonathan L ·
I will put it on my list
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Re: Limone, Lake Garda, Italy

DrFumblefinger ·
I used to have a Meyer Lemon tree in my yard when I lived in California. It was a dwarf tree, no more than 1.5 meters tall, but it produced more than 300 lemons each year, more than we could consume. I miss that tree!
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

DrFumblefinger ·
Makes me want to go out, buy an RV and go see all the lighthouses in the world! I love lighthouses, and to have so many in one place, even if they're "just" replicas, is great! Thanks, Samantha.
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

RoadWorrier ·
Cool idea, lighthouses all over. Do boaters on the lake count on them, or just for fun?
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

Samantha ·
They are cool to see. Some are just for fun, but many of them do actually light up to help the boaters.
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Re: Welcome to The Golden State.

PortMoresby ·
Later today, after I'd posted this photo, I was watching the local 6:00 news, Sacramento. A fire had started in Lincoln, NE of Sacramento, a yard full of trucks engulfed and spreading into grass, moving toward a subdivision. A spotter plane left the Grass Valley Base, flew over my house and I looked to see what it was. About 10 minutes later the news helicopter showed it arriving low over the fire to inspect it. I went out again to watch the next plane, a retardant tanker, possibly the one...
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Re: Picturing Dolls in Different Places?

PortMoresby ·
I think the Travelocity gnome expired in my yard. After my landscape guy did a cleanup I looked out and saw it standing next to a tree from the deck. I looked again recently and he'd keeled right over and hasn't moved. NOW what do I do?
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Re: Picturing Dolls in Different Places?

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: I think the Travelocity gnome expired in my yard. After my landscape guy did a cleanup I looked out and saw it standing next to a tree from the deck. I looked again recently and he'd keeled right over and hasn't moved. NOW what do I do? Only one possible thing to do! Immediate mouth-to-mouth breathing and chest compressions. If that doesn't work, there's always the dumpster!
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Re: Gallery: Lilac Garden, Spokane, Washington

MsK ·
Beautiful, and a wonderful story to go with it. We have a lilac in our back yard . . . waiting for it to bloom.
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Re: Gallery: Lilac Garden, Spokane, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the kind comment! And welcome to TravelGumbo. Needlessly said, I also have lilacs in my yard and enjoy watching them come to life each spring. Their perfume is, perhaps second only to jasmine, my favorite floral scent.
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Re: Gallery: The View From Home

IslandMan ·
Beautiful pix Port Moresby. Sometimes being a traveler around your own back yard can be just as much fun as being in another country.
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 4) the French cars

DanielEllsworth ·
Truly this is a great car museum; I like this wonderful French car collection. I am looking to buy the 1952 DeLaHaye 235 car, but I am bit worried whether we will get their performance parts on the market or not. Though I have explored the salvage yard of sites like sturtevantauto.com , buyusedengine.com etc. but couldn’t find the specific model here. Can you please guide me on this?
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 8, 2013 : The Sanctuary Knocker, Durham Cathedral, a World Heritage site

Mac ·
Set high in England's Durham Cathedral’s North door and known as the "Sanctuary Knocker", dating back to 1093 AD, this magnificent door knocker played an important spiritual and social role in the history of Durham Cathedral, now a beautiful...
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THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

DrFumblefinger ·
  Many of my Canadian friends find it difficult to understand why someone would want to move away from California.  There were good reasons to stay and, in our case, better reasons to leave, but there are definitely things about California...
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Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

PortMoresby ·
  March 13, 2015    I was born in San Francisco and it was the only place I wanted to be on this ending-in-zero birthday.  More specifically, in Chinatown, like China, but better in some ways.  I’ve loved it for as long...
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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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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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Fort Barrancas Has it All: Cannons, Gun Turrets,Tunnels and Great Views

Travel Rob ·
Fort Barrancas is located within the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. You have to show your drivers license, or other ID, to enter the base. It sits on the barranca ,or bluff, overlooking the entrance to Pensacola Bay. This National Historic Landmark...
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May 11, 2017: Spring Ice Storm, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ottoman ·
It's spring, and if you live in the Great White North, you never know what type of weather Mother Nature will spring on you.
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The Bikaner Mail

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares the story of a most memorable train journey -- an experience uniquely Indian.
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The Best 7 Healthy Foodie Lunches in London

John Peter ·
While there are many healthy options in the form of coffee shops and restaurants in London, few are mouthwatering. Healthy eating does not need to be boring, especially when you are paying to have it made for you! Here is a hit list of restaurants that are serving healthy food which doesn’t negate your morning workout. 1. Ottolenghi – Notting Hill, Belgravia, Islington, Spitalfields Mouthwatering Middle Eastern food My husband is Israeli and as a result, we have long been paying homage to...
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Swat Valley, Pakistan

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell remembers a visit to Pakistan's remote Swat Valley.
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London: a Few of My Favorite Things

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby ends the tale of her trip to England with the things she cannot do without - art, food, books and a visit to a beautiful house.
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September 2, 2017: "Flood Rescue", Grand Forks

DrFumblefinger ·
Flooding in a flat landscape poses an unusual degree of risk because of how quickly a river's water level can rise. This piece of street-art commemorates the many people who were rescued in the record breaking flood of 1997.
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October 11, 2017: Beautiful Boston Harbor and Long Wharf

Samantha ·
Boston's historic Long Wharf impresses Samantha for its views, and as a place to relax and watch the harbor and airplanes.
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Spring Greening in Prospect Park

PHeymont ·
PHeymont has been walking his favorite park almost daily for lockdown exercise, and has been watching its annual turn from winter to green.
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Why You Should Consider Boutique Hotels Over Chain Hotels

S. Roy (Guest) ·
A look at a luxury hotel in Brooklyn (sponsored content)
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Planning Your Next Trip to SoCal

pitter beraton ·
A singer/songwriter named Bethany Cosentino, the vocalist half of the duo Best Coast, writes in a song called The Only Place: “Why would you live anywhere else / We’ve got the ocean, got the babes / Got the sun, we’ve got the waves / This is the only place for me.” It’s a catchy song, and she echoes the sentiments of the Beach Boys and many other musicians and writers who sang and wrote about The Golden State. While your reasons for why you’d actually live anywhere else might vary, we would...
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University of Oklahoma, Home of Sooners Football

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband pay an unplanned visit to the University of Oklahoma Sooners' stadium. The found some of the nicest fans.
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Oklahoma Sooners Football - The University of Oklahoma

Samantha ·
Samnatha and her husband enjoy a visit to the home of Sooners football, and find some of the nicest fans.
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Tight squ-e-e-e-z-e though Greek canal

PHeymont ·
Thrill-seeking passengers on a cruise ship get a tight excitement passing through the Corinth Canal.
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Small Brooklyn: Three small but fascinating museums

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of some of Brooklyn's small and quirky museums.
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Boston to celebrate Mayflower anniversary

PHeymont ·
A free maritime festival commemorates the Pilgrims' voyage to the New World and the ship they rod in on.
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Welcome to The Golden State.

PortMoresby ·
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Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. Where Gumbo Was (#122)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the Kilmainham Gaol (jail) in Dublin, a popular destination as you can tell from the line of people waiting to get in the front door.  Congratulations to the following people who solved this puzzle!  In order...
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Historic Trinity Church, New York: Where Gumbo Was (#118)

PHeymont ·
Manhattan’s Trinity Church is one of the oldest Episcopal parishes in North America, but its church is a relative newcomer, built during the Gothic revival of the mid-19th century. No wonder most of the guesses placed it far away and in an...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 9, 2015: Mission Island, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Mission Island is located in Lake Superior, just off the shore from the city of Thunder Bay (which it happens to be part of).   Mission Island is a fairly large island, only accessible by car via one bridge, and by train via two bridges.  ...
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April 9, 2018: Unbearably Tahoe

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys chain-saw art and shares some nice examples of bear carvings he came cross while driving around Lake Tahoe
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The Country Bus

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell (fondly?) recalls bus travel the old-fashioned way. With buses that more or less work, more or less have a destination, and are guaranteed to be packed to the gills!
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Mar. 29, 2018: Cathedral of St. Mary, Batticaloa

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some images of a Roman Catholic church in eastern Sri Lanka, preparing itself for its important Easter celebration.
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Gold Country, California: Grass Valley

PortMoresby ·
  We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, knowing the place for the first time.   These words on a mural overlooking a parking lot in Grass Valley pretty much sum up the...
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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 4) the French cars

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the last in a four part series highlighting my visit to the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum.   I really enjoyed this small, off the beaten path car museum and it has a wonderful car collection which I've partially discussed already....
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Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
We often highlight some of the memorable vehicles we encounter during our travels in posts on our website, like the beauties seen in Ottoman's gallery today featuring classic cars from "Cruise Night" in Canada.     Of the many cars I...
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A Farm Visit in Normandy

PHeymont ·
I lost my heart in Paris a long time ago, but every time we visit we plan some out-of-city experiences as well. Last summer, as part of our two weeks in Paris, we planned a two-day side-trip to Normandy, visiting Mont-Saint-Michel.   For our...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 18th, 2014: Bears

Still Country Photo ·
We used to have Black Bears in our backyard all the time growing up.  They would eat the vegetables out of our garden and turn over our garbage cans.  We didn't go out after dark and had to pay attention to noises in the trees when we were...
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The Petite Ceinture, Paris: Where Gumbo Was (#71)

PHeymont ·
Where Gumbo was, as Jonathan L, with help from Lynn Milar recognized, was behind an abandoned station on an abandoned rail line—the Petite Ceinture—that once girdled Paris, connecting its rail stations and freight yards, and providing both...
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Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us some luxury on world famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
 
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