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!

I skipped the shitshow last night and am still catching up on what all was said, etc. So I hope these fantastic pictures do down well for all.

Tomorrow we’ll have a bunch from Le Comte’s trip, just amazing stuff.  But first, evidence of some great living – just WOW.

Today, pictures from valued commenter realbtl.

From 1992 through 2000 I lived in Bethel Island CA (and yes it was an island though with a 100 yard bridge) about 1/2 way between Oakland and Stockton. Since the island ground level was below the levee my house was 3 stories with the top living area above the levee top looking East. Winter brought some incredible skies during the storms. Plus the wildlife was abundant especially the herons.

It was a cool place and time, fairly cheap gas and not too many people. In 2001 my wife and I decided it was getting crowded and wasn’t likely to improve so we moved to NW Montana and never looked back.

Note for those interested- All pictures as they were shot, no editing.

It’s calm now but the wind can howl off the bay and up the river.

There were reported tornadoes in the Central Valley this day. Definitely not boating weather.

I spent hours watching the herons. Somewhere I have a picture of one with a fish 1/2 way down. The land is another island in the CA delta. Most of these are used by agriculture or ranchers.

This was my view, herons, the jet boat, all about 100 feet away. It was claimed there were 1000 miles of waterway in the Delta from the Golden Gate to Sacramento and Stockton and beyond. I took an overnight trip to Sacramento in that boat though I did stay in an old paddle wheeler turned into a hotel.


Thank you so much realbtl, 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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