Okie Rumble X, October 2006

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The Trip There

New York State

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Amtrak train leaves Penn Station, New York City, 3:23 PM
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Fixing watch band on train, 3:52 PM
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Just past Ossining, NY (where the Sing Sing jail is), rain on window
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Hudson River near Ossining, NY
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Fields jutting into Hudson, near Ossining
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Ossining, passing traffic on nearby road
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Interior view of train at this time
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Further up the Hudson
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Zipping by the fall foliage
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Passing the Peekskill, NY station (no stop)
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Mountain near Indian Point
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Closeup of mountain near Indian Point
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The Indian Point nuclear plant
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Same mountain with clouds about halfway up
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Mountain between Cold Spring and Beacon, looks like a rugged mountain road...
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...or maybe not; dead ends in the forest?
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Castle-like old building near same mountain
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Just past the "castle"
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Approaching the Newburgh-Beacon bridge...
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...about to pass under it...
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...bridge receding

Illinois

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“Sears Tower” in the suburbs of Chicago? (well, it’s a tower and a Sears) ;-)
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On the platform on arrival in Chicago
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Heading towards the terminal
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Drawbridge over Chicago River dates to 1915...
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...as noted by this plaque
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View from the bridge
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Closeup of traffic on bridge
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Looking towards Adams St and the Chicago Sun-Times building
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Another bridge traffic scene
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The real Sears Tower
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Getting my kicks on Route 66 with a headstand
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Hexagonal residential building near Route 66
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Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant...
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...one of many Route 66 attractions
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Office buildings
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Hosta plants still in bloom thanks to the very warm autumn
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Only half of Jackson Blvd (Rte. 66) drawbridge opens for a boat
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Closeup of opened bridge with pickup truck and worker on other half
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Chicago Board of Trade
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Sears Tower seen from Greektown (on way back)
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Bilingual ATM in Greektown
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Back on train, already-harvested fields yield endless stretches of brown nothingness west of Chicago
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Just a bit of greenery
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Mendota, IL
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Checking e-mail at the library
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The Okie Rumble welcome sign at the Habana Inn, Oklahoma City

At the Okie Rumble

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Weather was cooler than normal, getting to the 40’s at night, and the pool was chilly even during the day. But the mats were warm!

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Mats in the hospitality room before we put them in rooms
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Friday dawns at the Habana Inn, 7 AM (note the moon over room 207)
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We got up early to reserve mat time for the day
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Habana Inn room diagram

Sub matches

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MiamiLucha put his foot through the window around lunchtime (I was eating at Gusher’s at the time), but that didn’t stop him from attending the pro show just after.

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The Pro Show on Saturday afternoon

Pro Show 2006
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Sunday afternoon, 1:46 PM, by the pool
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Closed hospitality room on Sunday
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Carpet burn on elbow from 2nd-to-last match of weekend
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Disheveled Room 231 after last match of weekend (1 of 3)
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John at the mirror (2 of 3)
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The cricket did not take part in said match (3 of 3)

Downtown Oklahoma City

National Memorial

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Plaque at the Memorial, placed on September 11, 2002
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Oklahoma City National Memorial, looking south
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The wall that faced the blast in 1995
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2006 Memorial shirt left by a wrestling team
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Memorial poetry and wreaths (1 of 3)
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(2 of 3)
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(3 of 3)
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Map of downtown OKC

Bricktown

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US 77 (Shields Av) overpass south of downtown

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