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Friday, March 13, 2009

I Heart... the Sacramento River

My husband and I love to drive.  We load up the dog, a few drinks, and the camera and then hit the road.  If we only have a few hours and just want to get out of the city, we head to the Sacramento River Delta.

Within fifteen minutes we are out of traffic and smog and driving along country roads surrounded by orchards, vineyards, and the river.

Just a few weeks ago we set out to watch the sunset on the river, and these are the photos I took.  It was a gorgeous evening ... no bugs, no traffic ... just the smell of the earth and the water and a full moon above.






















I've created a map with some of our favorite spots along the Sacramento River.  Enjoy!

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9 comments:

Wanderluster March 13, 2009 at 9:40 AM  

I love the fact that you take advantage of getting out and about and that you can find such splendor so close to the city!

Bridget Smith March 13, 2009 at 9:48 AM  

I have very fond memories of houseboating on the delta with the YMCA as a teenager. That is definately a special way to see the delta up close!

-Bridget

Jessie V March 13, 2009 at 9:07 PM  

JUST gorgeous, angela! these are my favorite photos that i've seen of yours! thanks for sharing.

Peace March 13, 2009 at 10:37 PM  

What beautiful photos, and such a nice way to get away from it all at the end of a busy day. Great idea!

globalgal March 14, 2009 at 6:56 AM  

These photos are breathtaking! Really gorgeous colors and subject matter!

Dominique March 14, 2009 at 4:05 PM  

Looks, and sounds, like a great evening.

Tim and I like to go out on drives like this, but we have to drive far longer from home to get out to some place as serene as this.

Jen March 14, 2009 at 8:17 PM  

Beautiful shots! My mom talks about growing up on the Sacramento Delta! We haven't been able to spend any time there yet.

minnemom March 16, 2009 at 5:29 PM  

Beautiful!

Vera Marie Badertscher March 16, 2009 at 9:17 PM  

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos. I've always thought I'd like to take a riverboat trip on the Sacramento, but a drive looks just as tempting. It's on the list.

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