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!


Today, what was supposed to run last week, after, but inspired, by Memorial Day. A sincere thanks to all our veteran readers and commenters and host. Y’all are much of what make us a great people and this a great community.

Today, pictures from valued commenter kattails.

raven sent me a link to a photo of his buddy Andy, killed almost 50 years ago. I wanted to post this photo of my dad in uniform, WWII, but don’t know how to link to it. He was so young.

Kattails’ dad in uniform, WWII

Just found it, another pic of Dad with his buddies WWII. This is following Adam’s Memorial Day column.

Kattails’ Dad in uniform with his buddies, WWII, Navy obviously. This is a follow-up on Adam’s Memorial Day tribute, because I’m completely inept at doing any kind of link for now.

Thank you so much kattails, 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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12 replies
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    arrieve says:

    These are wonderful pictures — thanks for sharing. My dad’s oldest brother was killed in WWII, long before I was born, but I inherited his pictures and a notebook he kept. He was so ridiculously young.

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    Lapassionara says:

    Thanks for these photos.

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    Schlemazel says:

    He looks to be about 14. Wars are fought by the young & they deserve so much better

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    Baud says:

    Very cool.

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    satby says:

    They always are so young. And someone’s precious child, sibling, or parent. Glad yours came back kattails!

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    raven says:


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    JPL says:

    Thank you Raven.
    @satby: They do look young.

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    eclare says:

    So young…

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    sherarick says:

    A good story on something that seems a thousand years ago, was only 8 months, the Las Vegas mass murder/terrorist incident that killed 58 and wounded and injured 841. It should be remembered that Steven Paddock was a remarkably good customer for the firearms manufacturers. https://story.californiasunday.com/las-vegas-shooting

    Also, I guess at the behest of Adelson and other Casino operators who would like to put the Las Vegas shooting into the memory hole so as to not hurt business and tourism, the Las Vegas authorities are trying their best to bury all information about the shooting from public view.

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    rikyrah says:

    Thanks for the pictures.

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    kattails says:

    Just got home from work and found the pictures up, thanks all for taking a look and your kind comments. And to Alain for his work on this always-interesting bit of the site.

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