A First Time For Everything on The American River Parkway

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

Without a doubt, this autumn in the Greater Sacramento Region has been one of the more pleasant in memory.

The spring and summer months had seemed so very busy. There were improvements made to my home and joyful family encounters, which moved time along at break-neck pace. My bicycle, which often transports me into nature’s world, a couple blocks from home, was neglected more than deserved.

The Salmon are making their annual migration up the American River to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery. So, during a quiet hour this week, I dusted off the bike seat, and headed for the Parkway, to see what wonders would transpire.

The river is quieter in November and December. The raucous activity of fisherman, so prevalent in October, is absent. The Salmon are protected in their migratory run, from November 1st thru December 31st.

A perfect time, for a local resident to introduce her pooch to a first time water adventure.

The scenes below are at the Old Fair Oaks Bridge, near Sunrise Boulevard.  The bridge today is used for pedestrians and bikes only.  It connects the Community of Fair Oaks to GoldRiver/Rancho Cordova.


Old Fair Oaks Bridge Scene


Old Fair Oaks Bridge Scene


Old Fair Oaks Bridge Scene

 

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Dale Baker
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Howdy and morning Myrl, those sure are mighty outstanding photo shots, which folks will enjoy sitting their eyes upon.

Nov 16, 2013 12:05 AM #1
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Myrl- what a lovely view!!!  So majestic and yet so peaceful. 

Nov 16, 2013 12:16 AM #2
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Myrl,

Thanks for the lovely tour of the American River Parkway.  It looks so peaceful and lovely, a perfect place to meditate. A

Nov 16, 2013 02:31 AM #3
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing your photographs. I love the colors of autumn.

Enjoy the weekend!

 

Nov 16, 2013 03:14 AM #4
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Myrl,

 I love seeing pictures from you of the American Parkway you have had a busy year and productive year! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Nov 16, 2013 04:55 AM #5
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Than Maynard
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Some  very pretty scenery. Love the bridge in the shot.

Nov 16, 2013 05:08 AM #6
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How beautiful, Myrl! I love that old bridge. I'm happy they made it a pedestrian bridge and kept it. So often they're torn down. I'm looking foward too to some walks along the Cedar River here. Not far from my place in Maple Valley there are some great rural areas and some neat old bridges.

Nov 16, 2013 08:48 AM #7
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Dale - Thank you for your kind words!

Kathy - It is the peacefulness along the American River that I enjoy most!  It's almost always like that, except for summer holiday weekends, and the annual "Rafts Gone Wild."

Alexandra - I often stop at one of the many benches and picnic areas along the Parkway to clear the cobwebs out of my mind:-)

Roy - You're very welcome!  Thanks for stopping by!

Yolanda - Right now, I feel like a squirrel who has collected nuts all season, and is well set for winter to set in.  This has been the first winter I've actually looked forward to in a long time.  I'm a warm weather freak, because I enjoy swimming.

Than - The old bridge is a landmark that goes back to my earliest memories.  I'm glad it's still around!

Rene' - I'm really glad they preserved and kept it too!  I've always had a fondness for trains and for bridges.






Nov 16, 2013 11:43 AM #8
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Hi Myrl,

Beautiful picture and the bridge is so unique. We don't have many bridges around here like that but instead just a lot of freeway overpasses.

Nov 16, 2013 12:41 PM #9
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Myrl,

You always know how to transcend me to a different place and time in history. Your photo journals are always the best and something I look forward to reading on a regular basis.  Your family is blessed to have you as their leader. 

Nov 16, 2013 08:01 PM #10
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Myrl, great pictures. I really like the second one - showing a simple life walking the dog on a pleasant afternoon.  It makes living in your area look very relaxing!

Nov 20, 2013 01:36 AM #11
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Myrl, your American River is such a wonderful source of beauty, recreation, and enjoying nature!

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