On the Road and In Your Backyard

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!

My apologies folks, I’ve graduated to 24-hour mom-care and my aunt arrives tomorrow, so I’ve been otherwise absorbed, to put it mildly! I messed up again, so please accept this humble offering.


Special apologies to Ben Cisco, onboard or not. His pics struck a nerve, and I want to share that, but I can’t finish that writeup tonight/this morning. So I’m punting them to Tuesday. I will be home for a few days and will ensure they run as planned – I promise!

Today, pictures from valued commenter JAFD.

celiadexter, NotMax, Robin G’s S.O. (who’s bizcard I misplaced), Robin G and Tom Q (hope I got y’all right, shouldve been taking notes) at the meetup on Sept 1st at the Shakespeare on 39th St. Took a couple more pics, unfortunately had used my new smartphone’s camera only for still lifes, needed to practice with live models in dim light… Apologies. Consolation prize is pic taken on way home of tourist cliche…

Hope to see you folk again in future.

BTW, doth anyone else think that those Captcha ‘check all pictures with Street Signs’ are data collection for self-driving car projects ?

Balloon Juice Meetup, NYC, Sept 1

BJ’ers at table

Moon (thru clouds) and the Empire State Bldg

Tourist cliche…


Thank you so much JAFD, 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.


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14 replies
  1. 1
    raven says:

    Just as I thought, fackin hippie!

  2. 2
    NotMax says:

    Robin G’s S.O. (who’s bizcard I misplaced)


    It’s all copacetic, dude.


  3. 3
    raven says:

    @NotMax: You’re my horse if you never win a race!

  4. 4
    JPL says:

    Alain, thank you for posting the pics, and please take care of yourself.

  5. 5
    eclare says:

    Take care of your mom, we can wait til Tuesday.

  6. 6
    MomSense says:

    Please take care of you, too. Sending good thoughts to you and your mom.

  7. 7
    rikyrah says:

    The Empire State Building…a classic 😄

  8. 8
    Ben Cisco says:

    Please take care of yourself when help arrives – we’ll be here when you get back.

  9. 9
    satby says:

    I’m glad a picture of the meet up finally surfaced!I love seeing fellow Juicers. Thanks JAFD! Looks like it was fun.

    Alain, take care of yourself and your mom. My thoughts are with you both.

  10. 10
    Betty Cracker says:

    Thinking of you, your mom and your aunt, Alain. Best wishes to you all.

  11. 11
    Alain the site fixer says:

    Thanks to all. Hopefully I can get some rest and refreshed. Except for two 1hour visits Home to get clothes and briefly see my wife and two darling girl kitties, I’ve not left my mom’s in 10 Days. Hopefully the doctor will order some home health care and physical therapy to help her. She’s so weak and doesn’t leave bed except for the bathroom or shower. Cancer sucks and chemo isn’t for wimps!

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    Mary G says:

    I always enjoy seeing pictures of Juicers in the wild, thank you!

    Sending you, your mom, your wife, and kitties my best, Alain. Fuck cancer. Take care of yourself, too.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Alain: wishing you and your mom the best. Am sure she’s happy you are with her, and looking forward to her sister.

    Hoping she can get a long remission out of chemo. Please let it work.

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    J R in WV says:

    @Alain the site fixer:

    I’m sure your Mom is getting the best of care. We took care of my dad as he recovered from breaking his hip while his chemo was working on him, so I know exactly how busy you are.

    I would surf a little after he went to sleep in the evenings just to feel connected to the world a little bit. I used a free AOL CD to get connected on his phone line! Around 2000 IIRC.

    Take of yourself too, you can’t help your Mom if you aren’t a little rested. Best of luck to you, Mom, Wife and kitties!! I’ll send some pics soon.

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