Courtesy of Spencer Allen

'Gorgeous' Record

Spencer Allen of Martinez, visited his daughter, Ashley Allen, in Atlanta, where the 2000 College Park grad is getting her Ph.D. in bioengineering at Georgia Tech. During the March trip, they took a hike down into the Tallulah Gorge, where some of the white water scenes were filmed in the movie, "Deliverance." While on the 250-foot long suspension bridge that hovers 80 feet over the gorge, the two took a moment to catch up on the community news in the Pleasant Hill/Martinez Record. The bridge is near the spot where tightrope walker Karl Wallenda performed his "skywalk" in 1970.

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