Jean Timmons, a resident of Point Loma since 1970, takes her favorite hometown newspaper to the Arctic Circle while visiting her stepson, Philip Timmons. Philip now lives in Oslo, Norway but graduated from Point Loma High in 1977. “There was 24-hour-a-day sun and the temperature at noon was about 45 degrees Fahrenheit,” said Jean. “You could see snow on the surrounding hills and mountains. We didn't see any live polar bears, fortunately.”
Point Loma residents Keith Damsky (left), Dave Gilmore (right) and Sunset View Elementary School physical dducation teacher Corey Brucker hold the Beacon after hiking to the top of Mount Whitney in July. The mountain was hiked in one day, 22 miles to the 14,508-foot pinnacle, the highest peak in the contiguous 48 states. Behind them is the safety hut at the top.
Katherine and John Taylor of Point Loma hold their Beacon outside of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. John and Katherine are returning from a cross-country trip to Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
The San Diego Surf team took the Beacon to Cooperstown, N.Y., and will be inducted to the American Youth Hall of Fame. Players are Austin Correia, Wes Peterson, Will Brega, AJ Schrader, Kevin Mather, Hayden Buss, Jeffrey Barber, Camden Green, Ben Berry, Dane Warlaumont and Mikey Curtis. Coaches are Darren Correia, Kim Curtis, Sean Green and Jeff Barber.
Jane Howard (seated), a 30-year resident of Point Loma, returns to her roots at Plum Island, Mass. She is celebrating her 90th year with her Beacon and friends and family. Pam Lloyd, Deidre Bayne, Charlie Littrell, Daily Howard (daughter) and Penny Faucett are also pictured.
Carey Fox, David Hall and son Zachary Hall of Point Loma take their Beacon along for a trip to Paris. The family visited France and Spain before a cruise on the Mediterranean.
Lifelong Obecians Jason (left) and Jesse Torres took their parents Mateo and Claire on vacation to Kings Canyon National Park. Here they are in front of the General Grant tree, which has the largest diameter of any tree in the world and is the third largest by volume.
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