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Nasty observations

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at 2:46 PM

We've been slobs over the past few decades, that's for sure.

I was down in Normandy Reservoir Tuesday, [I mean walking around on the bed of the lake] and was amazed at the rich archeological finds I was making.

Namely, Sundrop cans from 20 to 30 years ago. Beer cans with old style pull tabs, bottles, tires, rusted out hunks of metal that looked like old automotive gas tanks, cinder blocks tied to pieces of bleached bone.

OK, I made up that last part. ;)

I'm not surprised, though. Whenever area lakes are dropped to their winter pool, you'd be amazed at the items that are discovered. One year out at Tims Ford Marina, the level dropped so low that a mass of illegal dumping was discovered, including, [and I'll never forget this] an entire gas pump apparatus from the 1960's.

Another time, Tims dropped so low that they found a car containing the remains of a man who had been missing for about eight years. The person in question had been suffering from an extremely painful form of cancer and many family members said that he probably drove down the closest boat ramp, which is precisely what happened.

If you want to see a real mess, head over to the boat dock behind the dam or at the Barton Springs Recreation Area. You'll be amazed what slobs we are.


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and this is repeated in any public recreation area in America. I have been in different locations from coast to coast and americans in general are trashy slobs.

-- Posted by Bill H on Wed, Oct 3, 2007, at 7:44 PM

Normandy Lake is nasty..I wouldn't swim it that water if it was 400 degrees outside and they filled it with ice water.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Wed, Oct 3, 2007, at 8:16 PM

Have you heard about the brain eating amoeba that are very common?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070929/ap_o...

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Thu, Oct 4, 2007, at 10:54 AM

Nathan

I saw that article...kinda scary wasn't it..almost sounded like a sci-fi movie

-- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, Oct 4, 2007, at 11:01 AM

brain eating amoeba.Now that is a scary thought. not all that surprising though

-- Posted by ljd75 on Thu, Oct 4, 2007, at 2:50 PM

ONE of the reasons I don't swim in anything other than a CLEAN well taken care of swimming pool. The other is those darn fish....yucky!

-- Posted by LauraSFT on Fri, Oct 5, 2007, at 8:01 AM


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