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

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 great weekend, everybody. I can’t believe it’s been a year, but I’m also relieved in a way that I’m now past the “first ‘X’ without”. As I’ve been telling loved ones for a couple of months now, I’m looking more forward than back and now that’s even more so. Life does go on, as it must. I can’t wait to get through the holidays, New Year, and my birthday so that I’m solidly looking through 2019, into 2020.

 

And no, we’re not in Africa, now are we? We’ll address that Monday – I’m trying to get back into more normal life after a few weeks of reliving a year ago.

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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

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.

 

So Halloween night is not going well as I didn’t sync my new IP address in my password db before I left home and all are asleep so I can’t find out. Short way of saying, these aren’t the pictures I’d planned to run. We’re Wisconsin-bound, not Africa-bound.

I’m off my game, no lie. Friday will be one year since my mom died and the past couple of weeks, I’ve been out of my mind. I expect that will clear up as I get past that first anniversary.

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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

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.

 

I had internet service issues that turned out to be both router and modem-based (though I received an “all-clear, problem resolved” text from support while I was deeply asleep at 4 AM, you bastards) and not so much service-based. I ended up buying new cable modem and WiFi router, and they all worked well.

And then I was away, knowing internet service was restored at home but when I needed to, I couldn’t connect to my home-office/work machine because I hadn’t configured port forwarding, etc. And since I was away, I was SOL. And so I apologize, yesterday was supposed to be Africa. Tomorrow will be, and Friday will be the overdue West and I’ll punt otmar (if he’s submitted!) until next Friday.

Sigh. Sometimes I think I should throw tech aside and work with non-digital things.

 

Have a Happy Halloween, folks!

 

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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

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.

 

This is the first of a fantastic week of submissions. First we have two days of Africa, from very different perspectives and narratives. As a white guy born in Africa, I’ve always felt a certain spiritual bond with our Mother Continent, and I’m just thrilled with these submissions.

And then BillinGlendale on Wednesday, followed by a mega post Thursday on stuff out West.  Friday – who knows?! I suspect otmar will provide a wonderful closeout for the week, TBH.

 

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Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures. There is so much goodness this week – off we go!

 

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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

Sorry I missed Africa this week, it’s been an overwhelming week and I rushed the posts. I’ve got some awesome posts overdue for folks, so I’ll make good on those this coming week. Have a great weekend, everybody!

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