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Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« on: March 03, 2021, 03:42:20 PM »

I have been tossing around an idea in my head for awhile now. I would like to host a road meet in the Natchez, MS & Ferriday/Vidalia, LA area in March 2022. March seemed to work well for my Shreveport meet in 2018 (weather-wise), so that will be my target time frame. So if you were to come to Natchez, what would there be worth looking at?
  • The twin spans of US 84/425 crossing the Mississippi River. One is much older than the other.
  • A very old mechanical drawbridge that carries the northbound lanes of US 425/LA 15 over the Tensas River at the Concordia/Catahoula Parish line. (so far, 2 parishes to clinch!)
  • The termini of US 98, US 425, US 65, and the Natchez Trace Parkway.
  • The old toll booth area on the MS side to cross the MS River bridge (now a parking loop with informational plaques).
  • Possibly visit the nation's 2nd largest Indian mound?
  • I'll go explore to try to find more road-related things to see.

Natchez is also loaded with antebellum homes now converted in Bed & Breakfasts, and others are open for tours, if you are looking for something else to experience while visiting. I will need to make more scouting trips to see what else there is to see or not see. But my main question is this: Who would be interested enough to come down here for this? I'm hoping by this time next year there are no more "shit lists" involving other states and quarantining...or anything else related to this virus crap. HOWEVER....if the virus continues to be a problem by the time 2022 rolls around, I may postpone this idea until 2023.

So.....who's interested?  :hmmm:  :popcorn:
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2021, 05:35:07 PM »

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The termini of US 98

...which would require a very boring hour-long roundtrip drive along 84...

I'd stick to Natchez and avoid lengthy sidetrips.

One thing not on your list:  the prevalence of city-owned, side-mounted signals in downtown Natchez.  Side-mounted signals are a rarity in Mississippi.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 06:22:46 PM »

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The termini of US 98

...which would require a very boring hour-long roundtrip drive along 84...

I'd stick to Natchez and avoid lengthy sidetrips.

I thought the US 98 terminus was where US 84/US 425 met the US 61/US 98 concurrency end? At least that's what the signage shows:

https://www.google.com/maps/@31.5297447,-91.3872213,3a,75y,67.31h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2FwuLxhrySV8ADRBw7sY0g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

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One thing not on your list:  the prevalence of city-owned, side-mounted signals in downtown Natchez.  Side-mounted signals are a rarity in Mississippi.

I am not really a signal person. I had no idea about these. Thanks for the information.




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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 06:31:31 PM »

I am definitely interested.

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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 06:41:55 PM »

Count me as interested. Hopefully, I'll be both working in industry and living a little closer, which would make a trip down a bit more feasible.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 06:50:17 PM »

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The termini of US 98

...which would require a very boring hour-long roundtrip drive along 84...

I'd stick to Natchez and avoid lengthy sidetrips.

I thought the US 98 terminus was where US 84/US 425 met the US 61/US 98 concurrency end? At least that's what the signage shows:

https://www.google.com/maps/@31.5297447,-91.3872213,3a,75y,67.31h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2FwuLxhrySV8ADRBw7sY0g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

Probably a replace-in-kind contractor error from when that intersection was rebuilt. Most of the rest of the signage along US 61 to the US 84 split is "To US 98," as the endpoint was truncated back to the intersection of 98 and 84.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2021, 06:50:45 PM »

I am potentially interested, as well.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2021, 06:52:49 PM »

Dibs on hanging out with you without the meet crowd around. This is my excuse to clinch the Natchez Trace Pkwy.

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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2021, 06:54:32 PM »

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The termini of US 98

...which would require a very boring hour-long roundtrip drive along 84...

I'd stick to Natchez and avoid lengthy sidetrips.

I thought the US 98 terminus was where US 84/US 425 met the US 61/US 98 concurrency end? At least that's what the signage shows:

https://www.google.com/maps/@31.5297447,-91.3872213,3a,75y,67.31h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2FwuLxhrySV8ADRBw7sY0g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

I was just out there last week, as part of an attempt to clinch US 84 (the part west of the Mississippi, including unclinched mileage in west Texas, was postponed for obvious reasons). I agree the signage in the field is ambiguous, including US 98 signage in more than one place along US 84. But the 2020 Mississippi state highway map has US 84 west of the US 98 junction near Bude marked only as US 84.

My potential interest in a Natchez meet is moderate. I visited Natchez on my way to your Jackson meet a few years ago, after clinching the Natchez Trace Parkway, but not this year (except to the northern US 61/84 junction, where I turned back east).
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2021, 07:34:01 PM »

Sounds like fun.  Count me in.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2021, 09:24:02 PM »

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The termini of US 98

...which would require a very boring hour-long roundtrip drive along 84...

I'd stick to Natchez and avoid lengthy sidetrips.

I thought the US 98 terminus was where US 84/US 425 met the US 61/US 98 concurrency end? At least that's what the signage shows:

https://www.google.com/maps/@31.5297447,-91.3872213,3a,75y,67.31h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2FwuLxhrySV8ADRBw7sY0g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

MDOT truncated it to Bude in 1999.  But, upon further review, it appears they never petitioned AASHTO for that change.  One theory is that some newer US 98 signs exist west of Bude (including at the CFI at 61/84/425) because the contractor was going off AASHTO route guidance and not MDOT route guidance.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2021, 10:09:04 PM »

I really wish that Louisiana and Mississippi had left US 65 where it was coming into Natchez at that same intersection.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2021, 10:18:26 PM »

The evolution of Sgt. Prentiss & Devereux Dr from intersection into interchange.
You can see if an old concrete arch bridge along Old US 61 (Lower Woodville Rd) is still standing, north of Sibley.
And while Froggie isn't interested in driving out to Bude to see the western terminus of US 98, we might all be interested in checking out this bridge, http://bridgehunter.com/ms/franklin/ediceton/, near there.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2021, 04:16:51 AM »

Definitely interested, I'd gladly attend another one of your meets.

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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2021, 08:32:44 AM »

Technology is spying on me. I got this video suggested to me by YouTube this morning. It is interesting:  :popcorn:



And then this was right behind it:

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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2021, 12:30:12 PM »

Yes.

I have to consider limited mainland travel as I do owe Hawaii a visit (originally July 2020 but COVID changed those plans) that will likely happen in 2022.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2021, 03:16:42 PM »

I have decided to set the date for this meet as March 19, 2022. It will be BYOL, and we will have lunch at the riverside park in Vidalia, LA. More updates later as time rolls along.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2021, 10:14:07 PM »

I have decided to set the date for this meet as March 19, 2022. It will be BYOL, and we will have lunch at the riverside park in Vidalia, LA. More updates later as time rolls along.

Sounds good!  At this point, I will say that I will definitely try to attend.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2021, 01:10:49 PM »

Cool! I will keep this in mind and let Steph know, I don't think this will conflict with any toy shows I have going on then
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2021, 12:40:55 PM »

I have decided to set the date for this meet as March 19, 2022. It will be BYOL, and we will have lunch at the riverside park in Vidalia, LA. More updates later as time rolls along.

Date is marked on my calendar. Hopefully I can make it as I've not been to this area.

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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2021, 02:08:44 PM »

Id love to go but the date is one day before our 6th anniversary so I dunno if I can attend.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2021, 09:22:32 PM »

Id love to go but the date is one day before our 6th anniversary so I dunno if I can attend.

Katie thinks going would be a great idea. We can turn it into a weekend getaway. Unless something comes up, I should be able to attend.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2021, 10:20:14 PM »

You know what? This is close enough to me I could do it, I've never been to LA or MS, and unless something changes with my work between now and then getting a day or two off to make it won't be that hard. I'll try to make it.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2021, 10:33:03 PM »

Due to events in New Orleans this afternoon/evening (They canceled Jazzfest for October),
Attending this meet is plausible for me now.
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Re: Possible Natchez, MS meet in March 2022??
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2021, 02:54:29 PM »

Hi Everyone, just touching base to see if this is still a go next year? I am definetly in and if Steph can get 2 days off work she will be along for the ride too, I also plan to get the last of the Mississippi counties I need to and possibly some Louisiana parishes just south of MS (as long as the area is recovered from Ida by then)
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