On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

On The Road and In Your Backyard is a weekday feature spotlighting reader submissions. From the exotic to the familiar, please share your part of the world, whether you’re traveling or just in your locality. Share some photos and a narrative, let us see through your pictures and words. We’re so lucky each and every day to see and appreciate the world around us!

Submissions from commenters are welcome at tools.balloon-juice.com

ter 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!

Just to clear up any misconceptions, otmar’s submission will be Friday. So sorry for any confusion!

Today, pictures from valued commenter Zinsky.

I’m in beautiful Costa Rica where they don’t waste their people’s tax money on worthless less shit like the military. (Yeah, I know the military supposedly protects our “freedom” and “liberty” and other nebulous, high-minded sounding falsehoods – get real!) The Trump budget reflects how grossly distorted American priorities have become when we spend more on upgrading our nuclear arsenal to eradicate all life on Earth and gut programs that affect children’s health and making sure our people have adequate nutrition. Gross and sick – just like Trump!

Taken on 2019-03-10 00:00:00


Loving life in a warm, sane place!


Thank you so much Zinsky, 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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3 replies
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    eclare says:

    Nice! Are you on vacation or do you live there?

  2. 2
    rikyrah says:

    Costa Rica?
    On the bucket list

  3. 3
    satby says:

    Me too! I want to go there, there’s some great eco-projects I was looking at volunteering for.

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