Marbled Orb Weaver
This guy did not look like a typical yellow garden spider. Plus their webs did not have a zig zag. It took me a while to identify him...or her.
It's really hard to tell what kind of turtle he is. Here is a link to local turtles. My friend said she thinks it's a snapping turtle...I'm leaning towards river cooter. We were too far out for a really good look though. Maybe I'll take my picture to a park ranger some time.