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.
This series was created by Alain Chamot (1971-2020).
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
Please note that Tuesday, I added a new plugin that removes all EXIF data from images that get posted on the site. It did not clean up old pictures, but from now on, all metadata stored in the image file header for new picture submissions should be scrubbed clean to protect your privacy.
Pictures after the fold
First up, from Mnemosyne:
Where it was taken: Epcot – Japan Pavilion
Other notes or info about the picture: Only Ruemara and Major Major Major Major will understand why this is funny, but they’ll think it’s REALLY funny. Gudetama!
The kawaii is strong with this one!
Next up, from Ellen (last name withheld):
This was taken in San Diego today (3/17) just in front of The Dell in Coronado.
I’ve been to San Diego many times and yet never made it over the bridge to Coronado. I did get quite close on a small sailboat, though, until a bunch of very nice military men zoomed up in their patrol boat and pointed their deck-mounted M-60 at me and demanded that we move further away from shore. The nerve!
Thanks Ellen, send more!
Finally, from our European correspondent otmar:
Where it was taken: ViennaWhen: last Friday (note – with sick delay, two Fridays ago)Other notes or info about the picture: On the way to a business meeting I walked past the Secession building. See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secession_Building,_ViennaIt was a warm day and the Naschmarkt next door was full of people, shopping food and starting the outdoor lunch season.