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FROM THE DESK OF Bob

Recently, I was attacked by a snapping turtle! To be fair, he probably thought I was the attacker.

I was cleaning the skimmer in the pool (yes, another pool story!), and I glimpsed what I thought was a pine cone stuck by the door flap in the skimmer. After I removed the skimmer basket, I turned off the pool pump to keep it from sucking the object into the filter system. I reached into the skimmer from poolside to grab the object, and it snapped at my finger! I pulled back my hand to look at my finger, but luckily, it didn’t break the skin. Then, I looked over the edge of the pool to see the distinctive head of a young snapping turtle!

The first great American road trip took place in 1903. It was accomplished by automobile enthusiast Horatio Nelson Jackson and former bicycle racer and gasoline engine mechanic Sewall Crocker. They started their trip in San Francisco and intended to finish in New York City; it was a 4,500-mile journey they bet $50 could be accomplished in under 90 days. THE FIRST AUTOMOBILE ROADTRIP A n A dventure F rom S an F rancisco to N ew Y ork

He must have migrated from the nearby marshes looking for good place to hunt for food.

When he found my pool and discovered that the pump system

HOW IT ALL STARTED

brought the food to him, he was in

Four days prior to the start of his journey on May 23, Jackson found himself in the middle of an argument in San Francisco’s University Club. The debate was over whether the new automobiles that were steadily appearing in the city were better or worse than horse-drawn carriages. Many of the people involved spoke against the automobile for its unreliability, but Jackson disagreed. Thus the $50 wager was made. Despite the failure of all previous cross- country automobile trips, Jackson was determined to make a successful journey.

heaven! But now, he’s back in the marsh ...

-Bob Norton

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