Wishing Everyone a Happy Memorial Day Weekend From California!

  

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By:  freewill  •  last year  •  20 comments

Wishing Everyone a Happy Memorial Day Weekend From California!
View of the sunset from a safe social distance

Enjoyed a great BBQ outdoors with friends and family, remembering those who have fought and sacrificed for our freedom!   Thank you to all of our military families and first responders for all that you and your loved ones do in the service of others!   Stay safe and healthy this Memorial Day Weekend!


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Freewill
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1  author  Freewill    last year

Bigger version of this picture

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
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1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Freewill @1    last year

Beautiful photo Freewill! 

We had a lovely day. It was my father in law's 92nd birthday and we had a BBQ with my sister in law. It was really nice.  

 
 
 
Freewill
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1.1.1  author  Freewill  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.1    last year

That is great Perrie!  Happy Memorial Day my friend!  This is a shot from the backyard of my sister-in-laws house.  One thing I love about California is the sunsets.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     last year

Beautiful photo. It looks like an orchard.

 
 
 
Freewill
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2.1  author  Freewill  replied to  Kavika @2    last year
It looks like an orchard

A vineyard yes.  Have a great weekend Kavika!

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Freewill @2.1    last year

A vineyard in So. Cal, Central or the wine coutry around Napa?

 
 
 
Freewill
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2.1.2  author  Freewill  replied to  Kavika @2.1.1    last year

Central Valley

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.1.3  Kavika   replied to  Freewill @2.1.2    last year

Very cool Freewill.

Been in the Central Valley many times. Actually back in the day I chopped cotton around Firebaugh.

 
 
 
Freewill
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2.1.4  author  Freewill  replied to  Kavika @2.1.3    last year
around Firebaugh

Know the area well.  Firebaugh and Dos Palos actually, Josh Allen country for any Buffalo Bills fans here.  We know his parents from college.  Our families went up skiing together many times.  Kid had a cannon for an arm even back when he was little. 

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.1.5  XXJefferson51  replied to  Freewill @2.1.4    last year

At the north end of the Central Valley here’s a beautiful sunset I’ve enjoyed many times:

Sun Dial Bridge, Redding, CA, USA.

IS_4-5_NEWS_NOV_2019_002P-678x381.jpg Sundial Bridge in Redding, California 

When they see the Sundial Bridge, visitors of Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding, California might find themselves wondering, “Is it a bird? Is it a plane?” No, but it is certainly a real eye catcher! It is also one of the world’s largest working sundials, which is also pretty cool.

The Sundial Bridge was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. He is famous for representing movement in his designs. The Sundial Bridge was meant to resemble a bird in flight. The bridge was constructed of glass, steel, and granite. The translucent deck allows for viewing of the Sacramento River below.

Light hits the Sundial Bridge and casts a shadow. As the Sun moves, the shadow moves as well. In fact, the shadow made by the Sundial Bridge moves one foot per minute! The movement of the shadow forms an arc. This arc can be used to tell time and works best between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. when the view is not blocked by trees.

The Sundial Bridge is a type of suspension bridge. Suspension bridges are made using cables. These types of bridges hold the walkway, or deck, from above rather than from below. The choice to make the Sundial Bridge a suspension bridge was an environmental one. The bridge spans the Sacramento River, which is a habitat for salmon. It is an important place for them to spawn, or lay eggs. Architect Santiago Calatrava’s bridge may look like a bird, but he designed it so that no part of the bridge would be in the river. This design keeps the salmon habitat safe and free from human contamination.

When Santiago Calatrava designed the Sundial Bridge, he considered how it would look, how it would function, and how it would affect the environment. Imagine what would happen if all architects did the same!

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.1.6  XXJefferson51  replied to  XXJefferson51 @2.1.5    last year

A great place to eat with indoor window views and an outdoor deck where sunset is awesome: View202-10-15-12-by-Skip.jpghttps://reallyredding.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/View202-10-15-12-by-Skip-300x198.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 650px) 100vw, 650px" >
Located on a bluff overlooking the Sacramento River to the west, it’s on Hemstead near Cypress.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.1.7  Kavika   replied to  Freewill @2.1.4    last year

Small world Freewill, 

Enjoy the day and remember to observe a minute of silence to honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

 
 
 
Freewill
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2.1.8  author  Freewill  replied to  XXJefferson51 @2.1.6    last year

Awesome HA!  Beautiful!

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.1.9  XXJefferson51  replied to  Freewill @2.1.8    last year

I’m glad you liked the pics.  

 
 
 
Ender
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3  Ender    last year

Glad you had a good day. Believe it or not, it is still hard to find a good steak around here. What ever slim pickings there are, are expensive. Will probably just have burgers.

Remember tomorrow at 3 pm is supposed to be a moment of reflection and remembrance.

 
 
 
Freewill
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3.1  author  Freewill  replied to  Ender @3    last year
Remember tomorrow at 3 pm is supposed to be a moment of reflection and remembrance

Yep - We will try to do that all day.

 
 
 
Veronica
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4  Veronica    last year

This is a beautiful picture. So serene.

We have had a wonderful weekend so far.  My sister made it up from the Southern Tier.  I haven't seen her in 3 months.  It was so great.  We grilled on Friday, Saturday & today - will do so again tomorrow.

Happy Memorial Day!!!

 
 
 
Freewill
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4.1  author  Freewill  replied to  Veronica @4    last year

You too Veronica!

 
 
 
charger 383
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5  charger 383    last year

Happy Memorial Day to all

 
 
 
Freewill
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5.1  author  Freewill  replied to  charger 383 @5    last year

You too charger!

 
 
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