Throwback Thursday – Alum Rock Park in CA

For today’s throwback I bring you to Alum Rock Park. Β I used to teach some elementary lessons here, and after hikes and talks, some of the classes made the “crust-mantle-core” snack – which is a Hot Tamale candy (core) stuffed inside a marshmallow (mantle) and then rolled in chocolate syrup and graham crackers (crust).

Here are a few photos we took (using film) – and for more info on the 13 miles of trails at this cool park in San Jose, go HERE.

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Alum Rock Park (San Jose, CA) at Sunset – 2003
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Photos from Alum Rock Park. My step-daughter was visiting – and even though she brought a huge suitcase of clothes for the week, she chose one of my shirts to wear – and it still makes me smile.

Have a nice. day.

14 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – Alum Rock Park in CA

  1. What a lovely park Yvette. It looks like all of you had loads of fun. πŸ˜€
    It also made me smile when I read that your step-daughter preferred your clothes. Sounds like you love her a lot indeed. I wish my step-mom was like you. πŸ˜€ β™₯ Hugs β™₯


    1. Thanks so much for this beautiful comment Sonel – and her visits – which diminished during high school because of her volleyball – well her visits were cherished times for us all – and by the way, I let her take the shirt home with her – πŸ™‚
      and thanks for the hugs – ❀ – β™₯ – one for you too!


      1. What a darling mom you are indeed. Kudos to you Yvette and thanks for the hugs. πŸ˜€ ❀


    1. you forgot the part about rolling it in chocolate syrup and then the crumbled graham crackers. Now it is not that healthy – but the center I worked for tried to have some edible snacks to enrich lessons (pretty cool of them, eh?) and this one was the perfect treat for middle school classes who took the hike to learn national standards (it was really mostly about test scores- and we had to cover specifics to a few of their grad level aims). Anyhow, many times that little bit of sugar – albeit unusual – was just the right touch after a long hike.


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