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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 2023
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2022, 05:59:53 PM »

I am a Counting Crows fan but forget which song the lyrics are from
Omaha! :D
Somewhere in middle America...
If you're right to the heart of matters
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 2023
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2022, 06:29:46 PM »

Omaha? *San Diego Chargers jump offsides*
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 2023
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2022, 11:46:29 PM »

The direction this conversation about my Omaha meet has taken cracks me up!  LOL
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 2023
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2022, 06:33:31 AM »

Downtown Omaha (and Council Bluffs) right now.

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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 2023
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2022, 11:33:12 PM »

Downtown Omaha (and Council Bluffs) right now.


quite the detour indeed - just was there - I-29 is routed onto ramps and I-480 is inaccessible from it - plus several ramps are closed on 480 itself.  Reminds me of ... MICHIGAN????!!!
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2022, 09:44:22 PM »

I thought I'd give a quick update on this.  I'm definitely moving forward with hosting my gathering in Omaha, and the official date is April 29.  Over the next few months, I will decide on our restaurants for lunch and dinner and will create a Facebook event.  I'm looking forward to hosting my third "city meet"!
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2022, 10:26:15 PM »

Another thing to maybe check out...look at this weird-ass jelly bean-ass roundabout. https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2744798,-95.9907902,18.25z
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Re: Omaha &quot;city meet&quot; - April 29, 2023
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2022, 11:11:28 PM »

Another thing to maybe check out...look at this weird-ass jelly bean-ass roundabout. https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2744798,-95.9907902,18.25z
Those are becoming more popular in "village settings" with tight ROW.  One's going to be installed in Central Square, NY if all goes to plan.
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2022, 10:09:12 AM »

Another thing to maybe check out...look at this weird-ass jelly bean-ass roundabout. https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2744798,-95.9907902,18.25z
Those are becoming more popular in "village settings" with tight ROW.  One's going to be installed in Central Square, NY if all goes to plan.
To include, or not include, with the C-bus meet...
https://goo.gl/maps/PRnrP32YgXXyEafx7
(hint: its closer to my house than to Columbus)
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2022, 11:01:59 AM »

Are we about to get magic roundabouts in the USA? How un-American 🤮
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2022, 06:44:38 PM »

Another thing to maybe check out...look at this weird-ass jelly bean-ass roundabout. https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2744798,-95.9907902,18.25z
Those are becoming more popular in "village settings" with tight ROW.  One's going to be installed in Central Square, NY if all goes to plan.
To include, or not include, with the C-bus meet...
https://goo.gl/maps/PRnrP32YgXXyEafx7
(hint: its closer to my house than to Columbus)
If there's enough for a northward-oriented meet sure

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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2022, 06:11:12 PM »

Another oddity about Omaha, or at least the downtown: all the angled parking spaces alongside the street are set up so you back into them.  They look backwards, in other words. I despise this, because it assumes there's no traffic behind you as you try to park.  There's a real threat that someone would be riding your back bumper as you go down the street looking for a parking stall, and this would impede your ability to park if you have to back into the diagonal stall.
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2022, 10:42:33 PM »

Another oddity about Omaha, or at least the downtown: all the angled parking spaces alongside the street are set up so you back into them.  They look backwards, in other words. I despise this, because it assumes there's no traffic behind you as you try to park.  There's a real threat that someone would be riding your back bumper as you go down the street looking for a parking stall, and this would impede your ability to park if you have to back into the diagonal stall.
works for me - I normally pull through when parking where appropriate (a one-way line isn't appropriate). and I park ass-first in my garage and at work.
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2022, 04:31:06 AM »

Another oddity about Omaha, or at least the downtown: all the angled parking spaces alongside the street are set up so you back into them.  They look backwards, in other words. I despise this, because it assumes there's no traffic behind you as you try to park.  There's a real threat that someone would be riding your back bumper as you go down the street looking for a parking stall, and this would impede your ability to park if you have to back into the diagonal stall.
Yes, but it is far safer when leaving said parking spot to pull out into traffic.

As for the concern about having someone tailgating you and impeding your ability to park....You're from Chicagoland, you know what to do. Slam on the brakes, get out and curse the other person out. And lord help them if they make contact with your car. They should be able to maneuver around you.

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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2023, 12:58:59 PM »

Just a quick update on my Omaha meet.  I've already decided that lunch will take place at a Runza location; I just haven't decided yet which location it will be.  I'm also researching dining options for dinner, and my hope is that the dinner restaurant is not too far from whichever Runza location I go with for lunch.  Once I finalize these decisions, I'll provide another update and will then create the Facebook event.

April will be here before we know it!
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2023, 11:39:02 PM »

Another thing for road enthusiasts to check out- the longest remaining stretch of brick road used as part of the old Lincoln Highway:  https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/old-lincoln-highway-omaha
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #41 on: January 16, 2023, 12:12:53 AM »

Another thing for road enthusiasts to check out- the longest remaining stretch of brick road used as part of the old Lincoln Highway:  https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/old-lincoln-highway-omaha
Yep...



April, 2019 (closed due to Missouri River flooding that spring)
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2023, 10:11:22 PM »

I just created a private event on Facebook and invited my friends whom I think may be interested in attending.  If you received an invitation and you see others missing from the invitation who might be interested, please feel free to invite them if you are connected with them on Facebook.  If you don't receive an invitation on Facebook but are interested in attending, you are more than welcome!  Just let me know here whether you plan on attending.

Here are the details for the event:
  • At 11:00 a.m. CT, we will gather for lunch at the Runza which is located at 13236 Arbor Plaza, Omaha, NE 68144.
  • Because my "city meet" format is a choose-your-own-sightseeing format, everyone is encouraged to go off on their own and explore the Omaha area individually or in groups throughout the afternoon... whatever you'd prefer to do.  This Runza is located near a large parking lot where folks who want to carpool with others can leave their cars.
  • At 7:00 p.m. CT, we will gather for dinner at Charleston's Restaurant which is located at 7540 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68114.  PLEASE NOTE: there are two Charleston's locations... one at 140th & Dodge and one at 76th & Dodge.  We will be meeting at the 76th & Dodge location.

Of course, if you are only able to attend lunch or dinner but not both, that is totally fine.  Just let me know your plans when you are able.  I will be making the dinner reservation in early April, so I'm hoping to get a reasonable estimate by that time of how many attendees I can expect.  (And in case anyone is curious, the restaurant should be able to separate the checks for our group.)

I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Omaha for my third "city meet"!
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2023, 08:10:31 PM »

I just created a private event on Facebook and invited my friends whom I think may be interested in attending.  If you received an invitation and you see others missing from the invitation who might be interested, please feel free to invite them if you are connected with them on Facebook.  If you don't receive an invitation on Facebook but are interested in attending, you are more than welcome!  Just let me know here whether you plan on attending.

Here are the details for the event:
  • At 11:00 a.m. CT, we will gather for lunch at the Runza which is located at 13236 Arbor Plaza, Omaha, NE 68144.
  • Because my "city meet" format is a choose-your-own-sightseeing format, everyone is encouraged to go off on their own and explore the Omaha area individually or in groups throughout the afternoon... whatever you'd prefer to do.  This Runza is located near a large parking lot where folks who want to carpool with others can leave their cars.
  • At 7:00 p.m. CT, we will gather for dinner at Acadian Grille (a Cajun-type restaurant), located at 725 North 114th Street, Omaha, NE 68154.  Acadian Grille is not too far from the Runza.

Of course, if you are only able to attend lunch or dinner but not both, that is totally fine.  Just let me know your plans when you are able.  I will be making the dinner reservation in early April, so I'm hoping to get a reasonable estimate by that time of how many attendees I can expect.  (And in case anyone is curious, the restaurant should be able to separate the checks for our group.)

I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Omaha for my third "city meet"!

Will you be giving attendees their money back at the door?
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2023, 07:51:42 AM »

I just created a private event on Facebook and invited my friends whom I think may be interested in attending.  If you received an invitation and you see others missing from the invitation who might be interested, please feel free to invite them if you are connected with them on Facebook.  If you don't receive an invitation on Facebook but are interested in attending, you are more than welcome!  Just let me know here whether you plan on attending.

Here are the details for the event:
  • At 11:00 a.m. CT, we will gather for lunch at the Runza which is located at 13236 Arbor Plaza, Omaha, NE 68144.
  • Because my "city meet" format is a choose-your-own-sightseeing format, everyone is encouraged to go off on their own and explore the Omaha area individually or in groups throughout the afternoon... whatever you'd prefer to do.  This Runza is located near a large parking lot where folks who want to carpool with others can leave their cars.
  • At 7:00 p.m. CT, we will gather for dinner at Acadian Grille (a Cajun-type restaurant), located at 725 North 114th Street, Omaha, NE 68154.  Acadian Grille is not too far from the Runza.

Of course, if you are only able to attend lunch or dinner but not both, that is totally fine.  Just let me know your plans when you are able.  I will be making the dinner reservation in early April, so I'm hoping to get a reasonable estimate by that time of how many attendees I can expect.  (And in case anyone is curious, the restaurant should be able to separate the checks for our group.)

I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Omaha for my third "city meet"!

Will you be giving attendees their money back at the door?

I don't know what kind of joke this is supposed to be, but it's not funny.
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2023, 08:20:15 AM »

"Omaha, somewhere in middle America
If you're right to the heart of matters
It's the heart that matters more
I think you better turn your ticket in
And get your money back at the door."

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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2023, 04:42:28 PM »

"Omaha, somewhere in middle America
If you're right to the heart of matters
It's the heart that matters more
I think you better turn your ticket in
And get your money back at the door."

Gotcha... another reference to this song that I'm not familiar with.  LOL
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2023, 11:12:08 PM »

I don't know what kind of joke this is supposed to be, but it's not funny.
LOL
see it's funny :D

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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #48 on: January 24, 2023, 06:00:54 PM »

I don't know what kind of joke this is supposed to be, but it's not funny.
LOL
see it's funny :D

Something like that!
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Re: Omaha "city meet" - April 29, 2023
« Reply #49 on: January 24, 2023, 06:12:22 PM »

I'm out on this one. I have a concert that Sunday.

 


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