Ohio Leg Of 2010 Tour

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On Monday, October 11, 2010, I (Stanley Bronstein) walked 3 1/2 hours on the campus of Ohio State University and the surrounding area. I then walked for 1 1/2 hours in Polaris Fashion Place Mall for a total of 5 hours.

Highlights of the Ohio leg of the tour:

  • The drive from Wheeling, WV to Columbus was uneventful, although my wife and I couldn’t believe how late the sun came up (7:20 AM).  We’re used to it coming up around 5:00 AM or so in Arizona due to time zone differences and no daylight savings time in Arizona.
  • The Ohio State campus was HUGE.
  • Having grown up in Ohio,  my wife really enjoyed spending the morning on the OSU Campus.
  • The walk was beautiful and went by fairly quickly as there were lots of things to see.
  • I dropped my wife off at the Columbus airport and she headed back to Arizona.
  • I then went to the mall and did my remaining walk.  Fortunately that mall had a tenant who provided acupressure massages, so I was able to get worked on for an hour.  It felt great.
  • I didn’t hit too much rush hour traffic as I drove through Cincinnati.
  • The drive to Kentucky went by smoothly and fairly quickly.
  • My hotel bed was FANTASTIC !!!

As usual, I recorded a podcast which can be listened to

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Here are pictures from my walk.


Here are 5 fast facts about Ohio:

  • The 34th largest state by area in the U.S., it is the 7th-most populous with nearly 11.5 million residents.
  • The state, originally partitioned from the Northwest Territory, was admitted to the Union as the 17th state (and the first under the Northwest Ordinance) on March 1, 1803.
  • Currently, Ohio occupies 18 seats in the United States House of Representatives. Ohio is known for its status as both a swing state and a bellwether in national elections.
  • The population density of Ohio ranks ninth among all U.S. states. Nonetheless, Ohio currently has a negative net population migration, and an increasing rate of unemployment (although which state doesn’t in these trying economic times).
  • Ohio’s geographic location has proven to be an asset for economic growth and expansion. Because Ohio links the Northeast to the Midwest, much cargo and business traffic passes through its borders along its well-developed highways. Ohio has the nation’s 10th largest highway network, and is within a one-day drive of 50% of North America’s population and 70% of North America’s manufacturing capacity.

Next stop, Kentucky.