Okie Rumble XII, September 2008

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The Trip There

New York State

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First stop on train: Croton-Harmon, NY, north of New York City
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Industrial area, south of Bear Mtn., NY
 
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Near Bear Mtn., NY
 
 
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Looking out the back of train
 
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Nice mountain view on west bank of Hudson River
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Pushups on the platform in Albany-Rensellaer, NY (try to do it at least once per state)
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Looking south from Albany-Rensellaer station
 
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I've got till 7:03 PM to take pictures around the station ;-)
 
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Looking north from Albany-Rensellaer station
 
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Looking west towards Albany proper
 

Indiana

The three previous trains had been halted in Albany due to flooding in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and western New York State due to Hurricane Ike. We were warned that this train might be delayed as well if the floodwaters had not receded yet. We got through, making good time, and no flooding was visible until western Indiana, just southeast of Chicago.

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Illinois

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Getting off the train in Chicago to transfer to the Texas Eagle
 
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Canal Street: Welcome to Chicago
 
 
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Heading for a Chicago CVS to get some Krazy Glue (which wasn't needed on the trip)
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Adams St., Chicago, looking east towards the drawbridge
 
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Waiting room at Chicago Union Station
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On the Texas Eagle, in Central Illinois
 
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Long stretches of flat cornfields along Route 66 in Illinois

At the Okie Rumble

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Throughout the whole trip, to, from and in Oklahoma, the weather was sunny and warm, with no rain. There was some morning cloudiness before arrival, but it was great wrestling, biking and swimming weather throughout.

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At the hotel: room 212 in the Four Points near the airport
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Hotel pool (1 of 5)
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(2 of 5)
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(3 of 5)
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Ron modeling his unofficial Okie Rumble 2008 shirt
(4 of 5)
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(5 of 5)

In the Mat Rooms

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Around the hotel(s)

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Hospitality area outside the mat rooms: sign up for mat time here
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Roughhousing off the mats
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Front reception desk at the Four Points
 
 
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Welcome to the Okie Rumble
 
 
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Weekend winding down: mat signup sheet and doodles at hospitality table
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Hospitality table with various useful things for wrestlers
 
 
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Match in progress at Mat Room B: note "meeting in progress" sign
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Large mat rooms mean no head or foot holes in the wall ;-)
 
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Mat Room A
 
 
 
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The two other meeting rooms at the hotel
 
 
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Water, mat tape and first-aid supplies are available at the hospitality table
 
 
 
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Putting out the pans after ordering a room service meal; the peas weren't too good, but the other food was great
 
 
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Room at hotel with "no maid service needed, do not disturb" sign up
 
 
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After the mats were taken up on Sunday, went to the Habana Inn, the hotel where the Okie Rumble was held before 2007, and the outdoor sign would say "Welcome Okie Rumble". Photo taken early Monday morning (6:32 AM) just after checking out and heading home.

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