Courtesy of Kathy schmitz

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John and Kathy Schmitz of Concord, with five of their six grandkids -- from left, Madison, Sierra, Emerald, Jasmine and Tyler (all Schmitzes), from Vacaville and Brentwood -- enjoy a moment together at the Maui Zipline at the Maui Tropical Plantation before suiting up to take a ride. During the wait, they caught up with the community news in the Concord Transcript. The kids, their parents, and several other extended family members enjoyed a week in Maui in June to celebrate one set of parents' 10th anniversary.

It doesn't matter if your time away is spent across the Bay or across the country -- remember to pack the Transcript to keep up with news of the community, and then show your neighbors where you have been. Email in .jpg format to or send to Transcript on the Road, c/o the Concord Transcript, 2640 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.