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A Day In My Life and a Tour of Northeast Oklahoma


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Which one to drive today??? The GTI of coarse!

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Good bye Jetta, hello 5 speed turbo.

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On the road to work.

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The neighborhood that I cut through to get to work.

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The DTAG Plaza from my parking spot.

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My GTI all alone and safe with no other cars around.

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A few servers and desktops next to my desk.

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My desk....nice and clean ;)

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The smoke hole.

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One of the best things about working here, free soda fountain.

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Coming Soon Pics of my drive to our remote location.

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The trip out to Tahlequah:

 

Along the Turnpike I saw this truck carrying a port-a-crapper along the shoulder of the road

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Getting change to exit the turnpike.

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Green light is go.

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Farm equipment on the highway.

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Me in the rearview, with some farm equipment.

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Bridge going over the Kerr Water Access.

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Super Wal-Mart in the middle of nowhere.

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One of Oklahoma's greatest assests, Indian Smoke Shops.

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Ever wonder where the shopping cart you used today at the Piggly-Wiggly or Wal-Mart? Well it more then likely came from here, Unarco.

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A dead end protected by a trailer.

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Wood Pallet Junkyard

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The Indian Lodge, really great neon sign.

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Ft. Gibson Lake.

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Wish I had an old Train Cargo Car in my back yard.

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Street Lights Lighting your way into Tahlequah.

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The Avaya S8700 "Si"

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This 386-SX Rocks! Especially with Windows 3.1 on it!

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An old church that is just begging to have a horror movie filmed in it.

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A fine example of the quality of housing in this part of Oklahoma.

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Screamin' Scooters....sure you can't afford to de-rust your trailer, but you can surely afford a Harley.

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Rack N' Roll Pool Hall and Arcade. I heard they had this game called Street Fighter II in there.

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FT. Gibson Lake.

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Cheif's Liquor, with a Smoke Shop behind it! Almost One Stop Shopping.

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Kum & Go.

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Returning back to work, such a nice day trip.

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Well I hope you all enjoyed that brief tour of NE Oklahoma, feel free to stop on by and experience in person anytime.

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I must also mention that the part of Oklahoma that I drove through is one of the leading producers in the US in Crystal Meth and pot growing. Also has one of the highest numbers of people on welfare and teenage pregnancy. Also Tahlequah is the capital of the Cheerokee Indian Tribe, who alone make $3 Billion Dollars a year in their Casinos.....yet their people live like this.

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Originally posted by gigapower@Nov 13 2003, 12:17 AM

I must also mention that the part of Oklahoma that I drove through is one of the leading producers in the US in Crystal Meth and pot growing. Also has one of the highest numbers of people on welfare and teenage pregnancy. Also Tahlequah is the capital of the Cheerokee Indian Tribe, who alone make $3 Billion Dollars a year in their Casinos.....yet their people live like this.

Sounds and looks like a great place to have RSGH '04 ;)

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Originally posted by FreakTornado@Nov 12 2003, 10:16 PM

...too funny, how did they ever get away with that?

 

:lol:

I used to see them in a lot of the small towns around the Kansas City area when I lived there. In fact, the whole *word* n' *word* naming convention was quite popular there. Steak n' Shake, Strike n' Spare, Whoa n' Go...all over the place.

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Thanx for the tour, I enjoyed the trip!

 

I live in the very populated northeast US, so I must say that N.E. OK looks very barren! Here are some other random things that crossed my mind as I looked at the pictures,...

---Gee, I'm surprised how far high speed internet access has penetrated such a rural area!

----Mmm, of all the places for Thrify to have an important data center, why there,.....mmm, must be larger city or town nearby that we aren't seeing in these pictures.

---When were these pictures taken, cause I can't imagine it was very recently,... look at all of the leaves on the trees,... and most of it's green still!

---Gee, flat,... no sking there!

---(yeah, go ahead and tell me I'm not the only one who thought this one)-> Sure looks like the places I always see on TV when ever a tornado hits!

 

Well, those were some of my thoughts, thnx again for the Pix! 8)

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Originally posted by JTello@Nov 13 2003, 07:05 AM

Thanx for the tour, I enjoyed the trip!

 

I live in the very populated northeast US, so I must say that N.E. OK looks very barren! Here are some other random things that crossed my mind as I looked at the pictures,...

 

Yep it can be pretty barren. I live in the only mass populated city in Eastern Oklahoma...which I'll be giving a tour to very soon.

 

---Gee, I'm surprised how far high speed internet access has penetrated such a rural area!

 

One of the VP's of SBC has a house in Tahlequah, so you can imagine that Tahlequah has good phone service, along with DSL.

 

----Mmm, of all the places for Thrify to have an important data center, why there,.....mmm, must be larger city or town nearby that we aren't seeing in these pictures.

 

There is a small town near the center that I was driving to....its mostly a back up call center/disater recovery location. In the picture of me walking out from car at our headquaters the short building is the main data center/call center.

 

---When were these pictures taken, cause I can't imagine it was very recently,... look at all of the leaves on the trees,... and most of it's green still!

 

Nope they were taken yesterday. Yesterday it was in the 70s, yet this morning when I left it was in the low 40s.

 

---Gee, flat,... no sking there!

 

Nope, the hills we do have are covered in trees.

 

---(yeah, go ahead and tell me I'm not the only one who thought this one)-> Sure looks like the places I always see on TV when ever a tornado hits!

 

LOL! I knew someone was going to say that.

 

Well, those were some of my thoughts, thnx again for the Pix! 8)

 

I'm glad you guys are enjoying this as I plan to continue the series with a tour of Tulsa, OK, which is the city that I live in.

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HEre are a couple of pics of my work. I am a Network Admin if anyone cares. :)

 

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In the 1st picture my ofice is the lighted window in about the top center of the picture. What you see in the picture is a shot of the main mill.

 

THe 2nd picture is the final product... copper rod. The rod is then sold to wire drawing companies. Our copper is in the likes of GM vehicles, Belden wire and cable, At&t products, and many other products.

 

-Dean-

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My thoughts exactly Chris. Here's a pic of me in school building a fireplace a couple years back. I do refractory now which is the industrial side of Bricklaying so I don't do fireplaces and such....but this was a key part in getting your journeyman's ticket in Bricklaying. I don't have actual on the job pics but I'm sure you all get the idea.

 

And yes, I wasn't having a good day :)

 

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Originally posted by gigapower@Nov 13 2003, 12:17 AM

Also has one of the highest numbers of people on welfare and teenage pregnancy.

I'm happy to say that the county in Iowa that housed the high school I went to had THE highest rate of teen pregnancy in the nation at one point. If you're going to appear as a bad stat, may as well appear on the top of the list!

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