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 Juicers who are are on the road, traveling, or just want to share a little bit of their world via stories and pictures. So many of us rise each morning, eager for something beautiful, inspiring, amazing, subtle, of note, and our community delivers – a view into their world, whether they’re far away or close to home – pictures with a story, with context, with meaning, sometimes just beauty. By concentrating travel updates and tips here, it’s easier for all of us to keep up or find them later.
So please, speak up and share some of your adventures and travel news here, and submit your pictures using our speedy, secure form. You can submit up to 7 pictures at a time, with an overall description and one for each picture.
You can, of course, send an email with pictures if the form gives you trouble, or if you are trying to submit something special, like a zipped archive or a movie. If your pictures are already hosted online, then please email the links with your descriptions.
For each picture, it’s best to provide your commenter screenname, description, where it was taken, and date. It’s tough to keep everyone’s email address and screenname straight, so don’t assume that I remember it “from last time”. More and more, the first photo before the fold will be from a commenter, so making it easy to locate the screenname when I’ve found a compelling photo is crucial.
Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!
I’m too pooped tonight to finish the eclipse post, so I’m punting it to Tuesday. There’s lots of great shots, but it’s getting late and I want to do it right.
There will be pictures Monday.
The year after my father died, I ended up working all day Monday (Labor Day) because the person who’d been given the website to maintain screwed it up 10 ways to Sunday. This was the old days – notepad was the editor, Netscape the client, on a 56k modem that usually got half that due to crappy copper phone lines.
I joked to my mom, “I’m celebrating Labor Day by working!”, and she assured me that my father had made that joke more than once. The next day, the boss fired me, and made it personal with comments like, “I don’t know what your girlfriend and her son will say”. I’m like, “They’ll say you’re a prick, even more so for saying that!”. What a shit. At least I knew enough to demand all my owed wages within 8 business hours! He and his company accountant wife weren’t too pleased having to write me a check on the spot, but it was the tiniest bit of satisfaction.
Have a great day and holiday weekend, everyone!
Today, pictures from valued commenter catbirdman.
I’m up in British Columbia with my two boys, aged 10 and almost-9, on our traditional late-summer trek. We spent 3 days in Whistler (creekside) and are now staying in Richmond, on the outskirts of what we’re calling “Mancouver.” Zip-lining was a big highlight, up in Whistler, and down here we’ve enjoyed the TELUS science museum, a big swim park (WaterMania), laser tag, and trampoline park. The food is great — in Steveston we got oysters and chips, and brought home a delicious apple pie and vanilla gelato. Yesterday we ate about 4 pounds of blueberries, sold from many roadside stands around here. Best we’ve ever tasted! Today we’ll go to sprawling Stanley Park, on the north side of Vancouver.
Dylan and Grant, Ziplining
Whistler Mountain, BC.
All geared up and ready to go — we all loved ziplining!
Whistler Mountain, BC.
The guys enjoying the killer views around Whistler.
These things are too good!
One of relatively few dragonflies I’ve seen perched — not that I’ve tried all that hard. The kids aren’t really into nature that much, unfortunately!
Dylan at TELUS
Dylan looking proud after we solved one of the many puzzles set out to test our mettle at TELUS.
Grant at trampoline park
Grant’s a skateboarder, so he enjoyed the half-pipe setup at the trampoline place.
Dylan on trampoline
D really loves jumping around!
Thank you so much catbirdman, do send us more when you can.
Travel safely everybody, and do share some stories in the comments, even if you’re joining the conversation late. Many folks confide that they go back and read old threads, one reason these are available on the Quick Links menu.