Well stupid me, before I even bothered to look at this thread that I started nearly two months ago, Jason Ilyes and I just set a tentative date for the meet, and it is Saturday 11/6. My wife is working that day, and I will probably be able to leave the little one with my dad and stepmother for a few hours.
I did check the football schedules, and the Vols are playing away at Memphis for a night game (possible Vols fans zipping down 40 westbound, shouldn't be an issue) and the 'Dores are playing at home against the Gaytors (no time given, a night game would be better for us, but game traffic will mostly not be too close to us during the meet).
There are a good selection of meeting places at the Nashville West shopping center (on US 70 (Charlotte Pike) and I-40 Exit 201, 3 miles west of the White Bridge Rd/Briley Pkwy interchange), such as Logan's Roadhouse, Red Robin, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Blue Coast Burrito. Jim 'N Nick's BBQ and Cracker Barrel are also on Charlotte Pike on the other side of the freeway. I could also throw out a couple of more local options of folks would prefer to avoid chains.
The main highlight would, of course, be the flyovers at I-40 and Briley/White Bridge. After touring that area, we could possibly head west down 40 to TN 840 and check out some of the construction beyond TN 100. Supposedly they are going to open up a few more miles of roadway from TN 100 to TN 46 by the end of the year.
I figured 11/6 would be a good date since that would give plenty of notice, but now that I'm relatively confident that I can have someone watch the kid for me during the meet (if it's on one of my wife's work days), I can go for any of those other dates.
You guys have really come up with some good ideas!
Adam, I will still want to do the hockey thing on December 6, assuming you and Maggie will still want to do it, and assuming I'm still in town by then. There is a slight possibility that we may move (or that my job will move) by the end of November. Give me a call sometime this weekend if you can and I'll explain.
(For those of you not aware, the Riddle clan is moving from Greater Nashville to Columbia, SC by the end of the year. I'll try a Facebook post sometime in the future to explain.)