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!
Some issues remain with the form so slim pickings this morning. I’ll manually work out the kinks tomorrow for some wonderful Vietnam pics from Le Comte. Followed by more from JR’s trip to New Mexico.
Today, pictures from valued commenter mawado.
Call this one “Moonrise over Plane Wing”. It was supposed to be “Moonrise over Cascades”, but you can only vaguely make out the peaks through the cloud cover.
Took it somewhere over the Pacific North West on the way back to California after my dad’s final hospital visit. Going through the papers, among the insurance policies and account balances, we found a cheap certificate of appreciation like you used to buy at the stationary store. No calligraphy, just someone filling out the blanks with a ball point to say thanks for coaching twenty years in the local little leagues. Baseball, football, basketball and, one memorable season, my sister’s soccer team.
I’m pretty sure he didn’t know all the rules. I’m damn sure he couldn’t explain offsides, but his coaching habits carried him through: make sure everyone had a ride to the park, shout encouragement from sidelines, everyone plays, and, win or lose, gather the group for a soda at the nearest burger stand.
My father was no philosopher, but, as guiding principles go, those make a fairly decent set: show up, display your enthusiasm, include the folks around you, and, at the end of the day, share a drink with your mates.
Should you find yourself among friends this holiday season, I’d consider it a favor if you’d raise your cup and wish the old man a good journey. Here’s hoping he and the dog find a shady spot under the trees.
Dewey W. Dooley
Moonrise on the trip home.
Dad under the tree with Lady
Thank you so much mawado, 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.