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Old 09-09-2014, 09:50 PM   #1
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I'll be flying into the beautiful Akron-Canton Airport on Monday the 15th and traveling by limousine to the sprawling metropolis of New Philadelphia, Ohio for business and staying until sometime Friday morning. If anyone is in the area or interested in paying me some attention, I'll be there.
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I'll be flying into the beautiful Akron-Canton Airport on Monday the 15th and traveling by limousine to the sprawling metropolis of New Philadelphia, Ohio for business and staying until sometime Friday morning. If anyone is in the area or interested in paying me some attention, I'll be there.
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I heard that everyone from Florida vacations in Ohio.
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Hate to say it, but you'll be very disappointed when you get to ohio. The best thing you'll find here is maybe some fall colored leaves on trees.
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I hear that the rust is leaf-colored in Autumn.
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I heard that everyone from Florida vacations in Ohio.
Only to visit the homes of their youth.

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Hate to say it, but you'll be very disappointed when you get to ohio. The best thing you'll find here is maybe some fall colored leaves on trees.
Oh come on now, I'm not even a native and it's not THAT bad.
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Oh come on now, I'm not even a native and it's not THAT bad.
So you admit that it is bad, and now we are just debating over how bad.
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There are very few "points of interest" to a traveler in Ohio. Those of us who live here enjoy the fact that we don't have to deal with tourists as a regular part of our lives. If you're in the Akron/Canton area, you may be interested in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is probably an hour's drive north on the lake. All of the Florida sunbirds are probably still here, it won't be cool enough in Florida for them to move back home for at least another month or two.

If you get a chance to see a Cleveland Browns football game, don't.
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So you admit that it is bad, and now we are just debating over how bad.
Between the ages of 2 and 6, I lived in the town of Barberton, OH, a suburb of Akron.

I remember it being a shithole.

Got that? Looking back at my childhood in the late 70s and early 80s through rose-colored glasses, I remember fondly with a hick-town it was, and how it seemed like nobody had a job.

When a child remembers how bad a place the town he grew up in was, that's bad.

And I can't even imagine how much worse New Philly is.

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Wow. Small world. I graduated from Norton High School in the depth of the depression when everybody lost their jobs. I went on to the Navy and never looked back. Been back once or twice. What strikes you is that there has been almost no further development in the area since the early 80s. That's in stark contrast to the rest of the country.

Good news is that the Cuyohoga River doesn't catch fire anymore. Good fishing in Lake Erie.
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http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil

If you like airplanes you will enjoy this place
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The Air Force museum is awesome. Dayton is a bit of a drive though.
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The Air Force museum is awesome.
I'll second that. I've been to Wright Patt twice, and I still haven't seen it all. Seems like every time I visit, they build a whole new exhibit hall.

Fun fact: it's the only place in the world where you can sit on an atomic bomb and touch the actual B-29 that nuked Nagasaki.

The Cold War wing is also pretty awesome. They've got a piece of the Berlin Wall there. And not just a little chunk, an entire full-height section. Heavy stuff to see in person.

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Wow. Small world. I graduated from Norton High School in the depth of the depression when everybody lost their jobs.
Small world indeed. Go panthers.

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Go Back to Ohio is something SC is pushing hard.
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I went to the Air Force museum many years ago. It really was an amazing place.

I've been to Cleveland. They were actively scrubbing the blackened exteriors of the brick buildings to reveal bright red brick beneath. How wonderful it would be to breathe the air in Cleveland for a lifetime!

I have also been to Cincinnati and had the opportunity to view the industrial riverfront area. And Columbus. It seems the babe in the cradle of American heavy industry has been nearly completely smothered with the pillow of union extortion in its old age. It would have likely died eventually from lung cancer anyway, but still, it's a tough way to go.
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