South Shore High School Class of 1957

 SSHS 53rd Mini-Reunion weekend in Carmel, California
(The pictures with gold borders are "thumbnails".  Click on them to see a larger version.)

50th Golden Reunion "Plus 3"
Saturday October 2, 2010
Picnic at Point Lobos
(A spectacular State Park just 3 miles South of Carmel on Highway 1.
Info, lots of pictures & trail maps at: )

1. October 1, 2010   - Friday night dinner at Sharon & Jerry's home in Pebble Beach
2. October 2, 2010  - Saturday morning picnic at Point Lobos
3. October 2, 2010  - Saturday dinner at
Massaro & Santos on the Pier, Cannery Row, Monterey
4. October 3, 2010  - Sunday Breakfast at the Village Corner restaurant in Carmel.


Sharon put together quite a list of things to do in Carmel & Monterey for our free Saturday morning.  The Monterey Bay Aquarium; Cannery Row,; Whale Watching; Point Lobos; etc.  Quite a few of us picked the proposed picnic at the Point Lobos State Reserve.  Why?  Might have something to do with Sharon being a Docent there!  For 4 years now.  The Point Lobos Reserve has many easy hikes and some of the California Coast's most spectacular scenery!

On the way to Point Lobos on Saturday morning, most of the SSHS picnickers stopped first at Bruno's Delicatessen (recommended by Sharon) in Carmel to pick up great sandwiches.  She also provided soft drinks and even a table cloth.  It was a fun and fascinating morning.

The rugged California coast at Point Lobos

The roaring Pacific Ocean!

Short video: Click HERE

Very nice, hi-resolution Sea Gull close-up taken by Al Telser. (Click on it!)

Sharon Hoffman is a California State Park docent for Point Lobos.

Pretty Fancy says Denny Flanzer!

Doug & Karen Malewicki

Sharon, Dick Malkin & Rich Brown

The picnic table is set and Doug is pouring some Champagne.
Maxine, Tugie, Doug & Sharon.

 Trig teacher Roberta Tugenberg asks for just a small sample.

Bobbie Tugenberg

Fay & Denny Flanzer
You may kiss Bishop Jerry Brodkin's official ring (the champagne cork!)

Beth & Jerry Brodkin

Some people have way too much fun!

Doug & "Mr. Nikon" Al Telser

AA meeting of munchers anonymous!  Jerry, Beth, Rich, Denny, Max, Tugie, Sharon, Al, Karen, Fay, Dick.  Carole standing.

Jerry - Creature alert.  I think the pesky Sea Gull wants to steal your hat?

Rich Brown, Denny, Max, Tugie, Sharon, Al, Karen, Fay & Dick.

Beth Brodkin,  El Diablo & Rich Brown

Al Telser & Doug Malewicki took a quick hike around Bird Island.  On the way to the Bird Island overlook,  we passed between woods and sea, high above two white sandy beaches - China Cove and Gibson Beach. Both are accessible via long staircases. China Cove's sparkling jade-green waters are framed by hanging cliff side gardens.

Docents Art & Ann Muto were our tour guides on the Cypress Grove trail.

There is a bird hidden in that thicket.

Gorgeous coastal view on a foggy morning.

Bluff Lettuce grows happily on the sides of boulders.

The orange, velvety "stuff" especially noticeable on trees and rocks of the shadowed north-facing slopes is green algae named Trentapolia. Its orange color comes from carotene, a pigment which also occurs in carrots. The plant does not harm the trees.

Hundreds of cormorants nest close together on the rocks.

Up we go through coastal scrub and woods to cliffs with dramatic and spectacular ocean views.

Doug & Denny with the Pebble Beach coastline seen on the other side of the water.

Back at the trail head Information Station. Ranger Sue Nagari brought in her educational snakes.
"Goph" doesn't feel like a lawyer at all!  Friendly and not slimy.

Fay's new friend

"Denny don't run away. 
Come back."

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Al Telser, PhD
1704 Cleveland Street
Evanston, IL 60202

(847) 866-8466
Allen Rosenston
45 Prairie Park Drive, #409
Wheeling, IL 60090

(847) 459-6527