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Re: Canadian Museum of History (Civilization): Ottawa (Gatineau), Canada

PortMoresby ·
It makes me want to go back to visit my relatives near Ottawa. But maybe not this month.
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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: Canadian Museum of History (Civilization): Ottawa (Gatineau), Canada

Travel Rob ·
The museum contacted TG and informed us the name has been changed to the Canadian Museum of History.
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Re: Canadian Museum of History (Civilization): Ottawa (Gatineau), Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: The museum contacted TG and informed us the name has been changed to the Canadian Museum of History. How dare they change human Civilization to "History"! But so noted and post edited accordingly
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Re: 1000's Drawn to North Dakota

Former Member ·
A lot of people who went there are now packing out. The Salvation Army is trying to help people - who cannot afford the cost of living in these places - "escape" from boomtown. http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/1...html?iid=SF_PF_River I see ads in the Indianapolis Craigslist for people wanting RVs and travel trailers to take the Dakotas and Montana. Makes me wonder where they will park them when they arrive, how they will stand the winter, and if they did any research into the cost of living...
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

Travel Rob ·
Mac, again your photos are absolutely incredible!
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

DrFumblefinger ·
Agree with Rob, Mac! A superb set of photos of a windy day in South England. Beanie might not be a bad idea, because if that gets lifted the gusts might also just be strong enough to take you with it.
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

PHeymont ·
The 4th and 5th pictures in this set, especially the 4th, make me think of paintings by JMW Turner...
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

GarryRF ·
And not a single Surfboard in sight .... the English are such a fickle race !
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

DrFumblefinger ·
A little surprising not to find at least one surfer wanting to ride into that nice soft sandy beach, but maybe the waves don't "break" just right. Have the British never seen the epic movie "Riding Giants" (about those surfers who ride the monstrous 10 meter waves)? Nor a single wind-sailer out their either.
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

PortMoresby ·
Having walked along Chesil Beach, to the NW of Portland, what you describe, DrF, as " nice soft sandy beach", is actually rocks. I suspect those beaches in Mac's pictures are the same, not much fun to walk on and I'm guessing no fun to hit coming off a board.
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

Mac ·
PortMoresby is very right DrF, Chesil Beach is a 'shingle' beach is 29 kilometres (18 mi) long, 200 metres (660 ft) wide and 15 metres (50 ft) high - and pretty steep too!! The 'shingle' (large round pebbles) varies from pea-sized at the north-west end (by West Bay) to orange-sized at the south-east end (by Portland). It is said that smugglers who landed on the beach in the middle of the night could judge "exactly where they were" by the size of the shingle. The beach has been the scene of...
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

GarryRF ·
If its sun-sea-sand and safe surfing you're looking for then try Liverpool -in the North West of England. Where the sand is so soft that even Rolls Royce use it to smooth car bodies prior to painting. So you're guaranteed a smooth landing when your board comes ashore !
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Re: Banff National Park: Hiking in the Subalpine Splendor of Sunshine Meadows

MsNomadica ·
Hi, Yes, that is exactly the route we planned to get there, though the trip will actually begin in San Diego this time and be preceded by a trip up the U.S. west coast. But coming back, we are thinking of going to Calgary then dropping all the way down to Montana and Wyoming, and heading back to San Diego via Las Vegas, where we have family. We spent a nice little time thinking about it and planning, even though it won't be until next summer, all because of your post! So thanks for giving us...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 14, 2014: Passing by America, 1969

DrFumblefinger ·
Looking at the photo, my guess would have been some place in Northern Idaho or Western Montana. I'd have never thought it was in Western Pennsylvania. Perhaps time I pay the place a visit.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 28, 2013: Northern Pacific Depot Museum, Wallace, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
  Wallace is located in Idaho's panhandle near the Montana state line.  It sprung to life during a silver mining boom in 1884.  Within a few years Wallace was very prosperous and, with 2000 residents, the third largest town in the new...
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Dry Falls – Home of The World’s Largest Waterfall!

DrFumblefinger ·
Imagine a waterfall with a precipice over three and a half miles (5.5 km) long and a drop of over 400 feet (120 m)!  By comparison, Niagara Falls is about 1/10th as wide.  Think of the millions of gallons of water pouring over it each...
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Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

Mac ·
Begging indulgence from the Senior Gumbo Gurus. Following my previous visit to stormy Portland Bill last week, yesterday the sun came out and the wind picked up a notch more, so I just had to make a quick trip back there to see what might have...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 8, 2015: Portland Bill lighthouse at dusk

Mac ·
On the isle of Portland in Dorset, England, the tip of the isle 'Portland Bill' and nearby Chesil Beach are the graveyards of many vessels that failed to reach Weymouth or Portland Roads. The Portland Race is caused by the meeting of the tides between...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 22, 2015: The Lower Lighthouse, Portland Bill

Mac ·
As early as 1669 Sir John Clayton was granted a patent to erect a lighthouse on Portland Bill, Dorset, England to warn seafarers of the perilous currents that converge around 'the Bill', but his scheme fell through and it was not until early in the...
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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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Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour of Seattle

Samantha ·
Seattle's Pioneer Square is only the icing on the cake of Seattle's early history, preserved below. Samantha takes us along on a tour.
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Yellowstone, Finale

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby's tale of a visit to Yellowstone comes to an end with an appreciation of six days she'll never forget.
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After Yellowstone: The Moss Mansion, Billings MT

PortMoresby ·
Continuing north from Yellowstone, PortMoresby ends a wonderful trip with a visit to Billings, Montana and its historic mansion museum.
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Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby begins her geothermal education with a walk around Yellowstone’s Upper Geyser Basin.
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Top Long Distance Hiking Trails in the USA

Brian Bradshaw (Guest) ·
Like to go for a long distance walk? Then Brian Bradshaw has just the post for you. Check out some of these beautiful (and challenging) hikes!
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The Road to Yellowstone

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby sets out on a closer-to-home-than-usual trip of a lifetime, a first visit to Yellowstone National Park, with her Montana-born pal, Deb, as guide.
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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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November 13, 2019: Welcome to Montana

Samantha ·
Samantha arrives in Montana, her 40th state, with a welcome that matches its name as Big Sky state.
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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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Cape Air: Trans-Atlantic in a 9-Seater!

PHeymont ·
Cape Air is getting a new fleet of high-tech small planes for its regional operations, but getting them from Italy to the U.S. is a trip in itself!
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December 24, 2019: Montana Sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos of a sunset he enjoyed while driving through Montana.
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January 17, 2020: Big Sky Country, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some images taken while on a roadtrip through Montana.
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Cody Park, North Platte, Nebraska

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of Cody Park in North Platte, Nebraska with her nephew Jesse, who is related Cody.
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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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Gasoline Alley: Rides from 1918 - 1928

DrFumblefinger ·
Our visit to Gasoline Alley in Calgary continues.  We've previously looked at this fine museum's collection of  antique gasoline pumps   and vehicles from 1907 - 1917 . Today our tour continues with my favorite cars and trucks from...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

Ottoman ·
  Logan Pass (elevation 6,646 ft (2,026 m)) is located along the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, in the U.S. state of Montana. It is the highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun Road .       The Logan Pass...
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South Dakota State Capital, Pierre – The Land of Infinite Variety

Samantha ·
While in South Dakota for the LWMS Convention , we decided to check out the state capitol building in Pierre. It is a wonderful capitol and I really liked all the marble. The capitol features a copper dome, Corinthian columns, rusticated walls of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 24, 2015: Pronghorn Antelope

DrFumblefinger ·
  As we were leaving Yellowstone National Park through its northern entrance, we came across this lone pronghorn antelope beside the road just outside of Gardiner, Montana.  There was a convenient pullout so I parked, grabbed my camera and...
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The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

DrFumblefinger ·
  When most people think of Montana, images of mountains or "Big Sky country" or wildlife spring to mind.  Usually you don't think of a massive hole in the ground, but that was the focus of this week's puzzle.  Gumbo was visiting the...
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 16, 2015: Fall in Glacier National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
    Winter comes early to the Rocky Mountains, especially in the mountain passes and high meadows.  But early fall is a great time to visit Glacier National Park.  The throngs of families traveling during the summer are back home,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 21, 2015: Swiftcurrent Lake, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
While it's not the largest lake in Montana's Glacier National Park, it certainly has one of the prettiest settings.  Looking west towards the Continental Divide from the eastern bank, you have the view you see above.      Looking...
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#131)

Jonathan L ·
Gumbo has moved on from the mining towns of Montana to someplace new. Where has he gone now? Share your thought and observations, but send your guesses to suggestions@travelgumbo.com   THE RULES Share your suggestions, hints, observations and...
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#133)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo's sure been  getting around these last few puzzles.  A mine in Montana, a fort in New Jersey, and a mansion in Jamaica.  Today Gumbo begins a new adventure.....a step back in time.   The picture above is our...
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Buffalo Bill Cody's Grave, Lookout Mountain, Golden, Colorado

Ottoman ·
  William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Clair, a small town in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), but he grew up for...
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Sweden getting set for currency change

PHeymont ·
Money with star power: Greta Garbo and Ingmar Bergman on new Swedish banknotes   And no, they're not adopting the Euro in place of familiar kronor—instead, they're getting ready to take on unfamiliar kronor, as all of Sweden's bills and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 6, 2015: Windmills in the Sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
Recently my wife and I traveled across Montana by car.  It's a large state with some amazing mountain ranges and lots of wide open plains -- the "Big Sky" country the state is known for.  The sun was beginning to set when I spotted a group...
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Best states for an American Road Trip

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most popular travel activities in the United States is to go on a road trip.  It makes economic sense for American residents to pack up their cars, load the kids and head off to a national park or to visit family.  But the...
 
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