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!
The form is wonky, but I hope to get that solved later this week. Thanks for your patience.
Today, pictures from valued commenter p.a..
Local stuff from commenter p.a.Hearthside House, Lincoln, RI. From the website:According to popular folklore, sometime around 1810, Stephen Hopkins Smith, a Quaker who lived in a modest house directly across the street from where Hearthside sits now, won $40,000 in a lottery. He used his winnings to construct a house exceptional enough to win the heart of a young socialite from Providence, who had informed him that she must live in one of the grandest homes in the state. When the mansion was completed, Smith took his beloved for a buggy ride along the Great Road. Upon approaching Hearthside, the young lady exclaimed, “My, what a beautiful house, but who would ever want to live way out here in the wilderness?” The heartbroken Smith brought her back to Providence. He never married, and he never lived in the house. Thanks to this sad legend, Hearthside has sometimes been called “The House That Love Built” or “Heartbreak House.”When Hearthside was built in 1810, it was oddly situated among farms and forests along Great Road in what was then the town of Smithfield. This area was originally part of the land included in Roger Williams’ purchase of Providence in 1636. It wasn’t until 1871 that it became the town of Lincoln.Opened in 1683, Great Road is one of the oldest thoroughfares in the country, following in part a Native American trail. It originally ran from Providence to Mendon, Massachusetts, the first English settlement in south-central Massachusetts. Great Road was built to encourage settlement in the Blackstone and Moshassuck River valleys and transport the region’s products to the Providence marketplace.
Just awesome, so f’ing awesome.
Thank you so much p.a., 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.