ku # 4014 / the new snapshot # 130-132 ~ theodore rex

tree / Wild Center ~ Tupper Lake, NY - in the Adirondack PARK (embiggenable)

the wife and Teddy Roosevelt ~ Newcomb. NY - in the Adirondack PARK (embiggenable)

Teddy / morning coffee • lumberjack event ~ Newcomb, NY in the Adirondack PARK (embiggenable)

What was Teddy Roosevelt doing in Newcomb, NY? you might ask.

ANSWER: this weekend past was the annual Teddy Roosevelt Weekend celebration in Newcomb, NY. Why Newcomb?

ANSWER: Teddy Roosevelt was climbimg Mt. Marcy - the trailhead begins in Newcomb - when he was summons by a guide to get down the mountain and proceed with all due haste to the train station in North Creek. After the midnight buckboard wagon ride - 30 miles in 6 hours through rain and mud - to North Creek, Teddy was informed on the station platform that President McKinley had died - from an assassin's bullet - and that he was now POTUS.

Newcomb is the location of Rist Camp where the wife and I spend 5 weeks in late August - late September. So, the wife, who has something akin to a crush on Teddy, makes attendance mandatory at some of the festivites. FYI, at this weekend's event, Teddy told me that he liked my glasses.