On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions.
From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
Good Morning All,
This weekday feature is for Balloon Juicers who are on the road, travelling, etc. and wish to share notes, links, pictures, stories, etc. from their escapades. As the US mainland begins the end of the Earth day as we measure it, many of us rise to read about our friends and their transient locales.
So, please, speak up and share some of your adventures, observations, and sights as you explore, no matter where you are. By concentrating travel updates here, it’s easier for all to keep up-to-date on the adventures of our fellow Commentariat. And it makes finding some travel tips or ideas from 6 months ago so much easier to find…
Have at ’em, and have a safe day of travels!
Should you have any pictures (tasteful, relevant, etc….) you can email them to [email protected] or just use this nifty link to start an email: Start an Email to send a Picture to Post on Balloon Juice
The new test site is very much closer to being ready for development work. It’s taken 98% of my Balloon-Juice attention, including some other important community stuff you’ll hear about soon.
So just a small set today; much more to send us off into the holiday weekend Friday morning, don’t lose faith!
From my archive, just a simple reminder that a meaningful image doesn’t have to be while travelling, or even outside the house. My wife shared this, and some of her sisters with me, and I was charmed. Still am, tbh. Nigh-on-20 years later!
Ok, enough about me. As always, I’m sure I messed up some order-to-description.
One of the first things the test site will enhance will be the photo submission and description process. I’ll still be involved, but a systemic approach will reduce human confusion and less-than-ideal attention span.
Now there’s a development site to perfect this kind of enhancement, things should get even better, with less errors, much more quickly. Seriously.
This function will of course work for any other frontpagers. The general goal is to develop some simple enhancements to the site that make it better for you, the reader and commenter. Some things will be better for frontpagers, but those things should benefit all.
Ok – pictures and stories:
Where it was taken: Seattle, WA
When: yesterday, May 23, 2017
Pictures of a Sunny clear day in Seattle, which I was told are rare particularly after this past winter where they have seen a lot of rain. Other notes or info about the picture:
Space Needle with chihuly sculpture at the bottom right hand
Picture of the Space needle taken from inside the chihuly exhibit.
This actually a picture of a ceiling inside the chihuly exhibit…It was
A picture looking out to Puget sound
Downtown Seattle with Mt. Rainier in the distance.
And finally, a view from the back of my old house in Colorado. For us, the view wasn’t looking down on town like everyone else, it was looking away, up, West to undeveloped country.
As it happened one night, we saw the space station shoot overhead. It was in view for almost 40 minutes – crazy. I literally pointed at the the top of the mountains to the west and told my wife and mother that, “any moment, the space station should rise over there somewhere” and where I was pointing , a golden, shining, moving spot appeared over the mountains. It flew over us and down the Arkansas valley towards Pueblo and I cannot remember feeling more connected to something out out of this world.
And yes, that is a koi pond I designed and built in the Colorado high desert. It was/is an oasis for all kinds of wildlife including spadefoot toads and rare salamanders.
Travel safely all, more tomorrow!