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 Post subject: Re:Travel Pictures
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:21 pm 
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Hard not to be contented when visiting New Orleans.

For the most part, people are very friendly and outgoing, which is not the norm for a tourist destination. Confirms my belief from years of shooting matches with the Thibodeauxs, Michels, Miguezs, and Miculeks that Louisiana natives are just nice people.

I think my two favorite destinations at the moment are New Orleans and Portland, OR. Maybe it's something to do with the food and drink...


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 Post subject: Re:Travel Pictures
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:00 am 
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Great photos, C. Thank you for sharing them with the group. I could practically taste those boudin balls!

I noticed from a photo caption that you were on Chartres. We you able to stop by Napoleon House?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:37 am 
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JordanW wrote:
Great photos, C. Thank you for sharing them with the group. I could practically taste those boudin balls!

I noticed from a photo caption that you were on Chartres. We you able to stop by Napoleon House?
Of course!
1. Drop off stuff at condo.
2. Walk down to Coop's on Decatur for gumbo & a beer.
3. Walk over to Napoleon House for a Pimm's cup or two.
4. Waddle back to condo & decide where to eat ;o)


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 6:28 am 
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Bratislava is quite a nice place. It's unassuming and laid back, a vibe that few larger European cities have. The streets aren't packed and overflowing, allowing for country kids like me to stroll about without hunching our shoulders inwards. The parliament (not pictured - it's grotesque) didn't have a single guard stalking about outside the doors.

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The Bratislava Castle is mostly rebuilt. WWII was not kind to many Central European cities.

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One of the many churches in Central Europe named after St. Stephen, the first king of Hungary. Bratislava has significance in the Hungarian kingdom as it used be a coronation town for the monarchy.

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Hungary is to the left of this picture (the smoke stacks) and Austria is to the right. Have you ever seen a city so green?


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:16 am 
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very cool; I love this thread.


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 Post subject: Re: Travel Pictures
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:16 pm 
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Great pictures. Is the church eastern orthodox then? Any inside pics?


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:43 pm 
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BenMN wrote:
Great pictures. Is the church eastern orthodox then? Any inside pics?
Roman-Catholic. But I'm just assuming as Bratislava was under Habsburg rule. Sorry, no pictures inside. Having seen a number of churches in Central Europe, this one isn't breathtaking on the inside.


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:44 pm 
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Visited the Jack Daniel's distillery in Lynchburg TN this morning. Got some OK pictures. They wouldn't let us take any photos inside any building where the whiskey was being made or stored, so we didn't get a lot that we would've liked to. Here are a few.

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Sugar maple ricks that are burned to make the charcoal for the mellowing process
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Limestone cave spring that all the whiskey is made from.
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The safe that ended up killing Jack Daniel after he kicked it one morning out of frustration. Infection in his toe got the best of him.
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Spent a few days at swmbo's family cottage, built by her grandfather and his brother, ca. 1900, now owned jointly by us and a few other descendents. Very old style New England, sleeps about 25, if you count the upstairs dormitory, heated by woodstove, and though it's electrified, sort of, the only source of water is a hand pump in the kitchen, hence outhouses, and any bathing is done in the pond:

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Nice place Rambler.

Thanks for the pics Hardiw1. Jack had a proper mustache.

Conor


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 9:28 pm 
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Thanks for the tour, Will. Was inspired to sip a couple for cocktail hour tonight.


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Recent trip to Sydney...

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The Rambler wrote:
Thanks for the tour, Will. Was inspired to sip a couple for cocktail hour tonight.
I did the same thing! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Travel Pictures
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:29 pm 
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Topsider wrote:
The Rambler wrote:
Thanks for the tour, Will. Was inspired to sip a couple for cocktail hour tonight.
I did the same thing! 8)

Excellent! I also sipped a little that night. It was an interesting trip.

Conor, I think he'd approve of yours too my friend. :D


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Back from our trip to Montana. Spokane to Missoula to Glacier to Missoula to Deer Lodge to Missoula to Spokane to Portland. Whew!

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