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.
On the Road will continue, but it will be forever Alain’s.
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.
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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!
Today, pictures from valued commenter PAM Dirac.
Growing up in the D.C. area the summer getaway was to the MD/Delaware beaches. For some reason our crowd started out always going to Ocean City, MD and drifted farther north as we got older. We are now definite oldsters (my first SS check comes in Aug) and not only to we go to Rehoboth, but we go in October or November and avoid the more rowdy crowd.
Boardwalks are boardwalks, but in the off season not only is it less crowded, but things are slower and calmer. A big plus is that dogs are allowed and everyone knows that life is better with dogs, especially when the population, like their owners, seems to be enriched with the calmer, slower varieties.
In 2016 our visit luckily coincided with a Antares launch from Wallops Island, which is about 60 miles down the coast. The hotel has a rooftop hot tub, which was a very civilized place to watch a launch, wine in hand. From this distance you don’t get the bone shaking rumble, but you get to see a very graceful arc across the sky.
Capy May-Lewes ferry
I don’t ever remember even considering taking the Cape May Ferry in the past, but last fall we did just that. The trip was fine, although I can see where this is something that would work much better in the warmer months. Cape May was a very pleasant day trip, with some nice wineries.
Wine at the beach
This is our idea of a great vacation: Dolles caramel corn, Black Ankle Passeggiata, and a balcony overlooking the beach.
Thank you so much PAM Dirac, 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.