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 transcript@bayareanewsgroup.com or send to Transcript on the Road, c/o the Concord Transcript, 2640 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.