Knox Bell, a resident of Point Loma since 1975, takes his favorite hometown newspaper along on a recent trip to the western highlands of Papua, New Guinea.
Point Loma residents Joshua and Teresa Gailey hold their Beacon after their six-hour hike to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa in February. Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years, is in the background. Joshua and Teresa also took their Beacon on a trip to an Indonesian island in March. Their father, Dr. Robert Gailey, teaches at Point Loma Nazarene University and is on a six-month sabbatical doing research on child development for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries in several countries in Asia and Southern Africa. The family’s trip includes stops in South Africa, Swaziland, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. The Gaileys said they look forward to their return home in San Diego at the end of the summer.
Ocean Beach residents Steve and Linda Bates, with grandson Nick, hold their favorite hometown newspaper at Kilauea Volcanoes National Park on the big island of Hawaii.
Ocean Beach residents George and Marianne Blackmar holding their Beacon along the very swollen Danube River in Budapest, Hungary in June. This was the day the river crested as high as ever recorded because of the weeks of rain that fell in Central Europe. “No boats or cruises could navigate the river because there was so little clearance under the bridges and the debris in the swiftly moving water caused too much danger,” said the couple. “Notice that the edition of the Beacon was about lifeguards. It seemed oddly appropriate!”
Kristin Bell, a 1988 graduate of Point Loma High School, on a recent trip to the Sepik River area of Papua, New Guinea. She loved the handicrafts of the region.
Diane A. Bell, a Point Loma resident since 1973, on a recent trip to the Iguassu Falls of Brazil. Diane also visited the falls
on the Argentina side.
Nancy and Stewart Witt enjoyed three weeks in Turkey recently. This picture was taken in unique Cappadocia. The country’s demonstrations did not affect the couple’s ability to see the many ruins, scenic hillsides and other interesting things Turkey has to offer.
Janet F. Staneruck uses her Beacon to send a “big kiss to all my family and friends in Ocean Beach from the water lily display at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa.
Point Loma residents Diana and Cosmin Tobos recently visited family in Romania. The couple is shown here high in the picturesque Transylvanian mountains in front of the 14th century clock tower located in the medieval fortress of Sighisoara in Romania. “My husband and I read the Beacon and always see pictures of locals in faraway fantastic places holding your newspaper!” said Diana. “... Luckily, we brought our trusted newspaper along with us, and were able to have our picture taken with it!”
Julio and Suzy Romero of Point Loma sport their Beacon bayside in Monaco.
Point Loma resident Connie Melhorn and her daughter, Stacey Melhorn Scarborough (Point Loma High School class of 1976) took their Beacon with them to Hamilton, Mont. to visit daughter Suzy Melhorn Foss (PLHS class of 1968). Suzy is county commissioner of Ravalli County.
Three Ocean Beach families recently spent five nights camping at the San Diego Yacht Club's section of Catalina Island called “Buffalo Beach” and took their Beacon along for the experience. All of the children were born in Ocean Beach to parents who are decades-long Obecians. Shown are Christian and Marika Conniff, Jack, Toby and Cole Dubbs
Parker, and Patrick and Henry Flaherty. “We love OB and the Beacon!”
It’s vacation time! Peninsula Beacon readers are heading out of town and taking their favorite hometown paper with them! Don’t pass up your chance to have your name and face published in The Beacon. Take us with you to whatever corner of the world you may be visiting and share your trip with other readers. Tell us your name and/or the names of your family members in the photo and give us a brief description of where the shot was taken. Email the photo and the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s that easy! Photos are published based on space constraints and in the order in which they are submitted.