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Here are the dates (all Saturdays) I have in mind for this meet-

April 6
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April 13
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Voting closed: February 08, 2019, 12:10:47 PM


Author Topic: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019  (Read 16469 times)

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Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« on: January 09, 2019, 12:00:47 PM »

Hi Everyone,
It has been a long time but I have brought this up casually at other road meets in the past year, this April marks the 7 year anniversary of one of the first road meets I put together and hosted in Memphis, TN, its now time to touch base again in Memphis with I-269 now finished and I am sure there is a few people who have not been to Memphis and would like to explore some of the city. I am going to post a survey on what would be the best dates, they will be primarly in early April since I don't have much going on with my other hobby at the time. We will meet for lunch at 11:00am in the Bartlett area of Memphis, from there we will travel to the current stub end of TN 385 on the north side of Memphis (Where it will eventually meet with future I-69) then travel east\ south to the signed part of I-269 which loops south and west into Mississippi and ends at I-55\ 69 near Tunica, follow I-69 to US 61 and travel north into Memphis proper and check out the Crump Blvd interchange with I-55, from there we may check out Sam Cooper Blvd but I am open to any and all suggestions. I have a toy show lined up in Bartlett in early March so I plan on doing some more scouting in the area that weekend.

Stay tuned for more details  :nod:
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 12:08:20 PM »

Don't make a decision just on me, but if I were to divert over to this after the Star Wars Run (at Disney), the only day I'd make it is Sunday, April 7th.

Worth noting that Sunday the 14th is Palm Sunday and the weekend of the 20th/21st is both Passover and Easter.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 12:10:47 PM »

It has been a long time but I have brought this up casually at other road meets in the past year, this April marks the 7 year anniversary of one of the first road meets I put together and hosted in Memphis, TN, its now time to touch base again in Memphis with I-269 now finished and I am sure there is a few people who have not been to Memphis and would like to explore some of the city. I am going to post a survey on what would be the best dates, they will be primarly in early April since I don't have much going on with my other hobby at the time. We will meet for lunch at 11:00am in the Bartlett area of Memphis, from there we will travel to the current stub end of TN 385 on the north side of Memphis (Where it will eventually meet with future I-69) then travel east\ south to the signed part of I-269 which loops south and west into Mississippi and ends at I-55\ 69 near Tunica, follow I-69 to US 61 and travel north into Memphis proper and check out the Crump Blvd interchange with I-55, from there we may check out Sam Cooper Blvd but I am open to any and all suggestions  :nod:
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 12:15:28 PM »

Thanks for the info Froggie, I just posted the date survey and I knew about Easter the weekend of 4/20 but forgot about Passover, will see how the voting goes.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet Spring 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 12:21:10 PM »

Any would likely work for me, though the 20th is cutting it close to the JH Conference.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet Spring 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 12:30:15 PM »

March 30 and April 13 are out for me.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 12:34:19 PM »

Moot point for me...I can only do a Sunday, not a Saturday.  But like I said, don't base a decision just on me.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 12:48:10 PM »

Not sure if I could make it or not, but I voted for the 20th. I'll be getting back from my big Amtrak adventure with my brother on March 27, and then I may be attending a conference in Louisville that starts on March 31 (a Sunday). So I probably need to put as much distance as possible between that and any personal travel.

The opening of I-269 erased my clinch of all interstates in Tennessee, so this would be a prime opportunity to re-clinch.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 12:55:12 PM »

The opening of I-269 erased my clinch of all interstates in Tennessee, so this would be a prime opportunity to re-clinch.

The newest segments are in Mississippi, in case they de-clinched you in that state as well.

I took care of the newest segments last month. I'm an "unlikely" for the meet, so have not cast a vote.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 01:07:40 PM »

I wouldn't be able to do April 20, but don't base it solely on me.  Right now I'm not really sure what my schedule will otherwise look like and I'm making a big push to pay back my student loans this year in any case.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 01:22:06 PM »

I'm considering this and I did cast a vote for April 13, but any date is likely to work for me.  I've never been to Memphis before and it would give me an excuse to finish clinching I-40 in TN (I'm missing it west of I-75).

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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 01:24:55 PM »

I'm open to all four dates, but the first two might be better for most (Palm Sunday & Easter).
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2019, 03:44:02 PM »

The opening of I-269 erased my clinch of all interstates in Tennessee, so this would be a prime opportunity to re-clinch.

The newest segments are in Mississippi, in case they de-clinched you in that state as well.

Nope, I have very little interstate mileage in Mississippi other than having I-59 clinched, as well as I-22 before it became I-22.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2019, 05:40:33 PM »

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Memphis is doable for me. We shall see what happens.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2019, 08:47:22 PM »

I will need to set priorities when traveling this year - see how it goes.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2019, 02:56:21 PM »

After being one of the proponent for a Memphis meet, my availability for this is now questionable at best. Reason being, I'm going to be in Memphis in two weeks (for a music festival). So, I'll get my last piece of I-269 clinched and sight-see the other roads I want on this trip upcoming.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2019, 06:03:37 PM »

After being one of the proponent for a Memphis meet, my availability for this is now questionable at best. Reason being, I'm going to be in Memphis in two weeks (for a music festival). So, I'll get my last piece of I-269 clinched and sight-see the other roads I want on this trip upcoming.

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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 06:14:35 PM »

I totally forgot, Jason, that you were thinking of hosting another Memphis meet this year. I voted for March 30, but if I decide to go, I could probably make any of the dates work... but less likely so if it's on April 20 since the 21st is Easter Sunday. (I don't usually do much to celebrate Easter but who knows... my husband or my parents might decide to do something special for Easter. It's unlikely though.)

Right now I'd give myself about at least a 75 percent chance of making it. Normally I'm not too fond of the idea of revisiting the same city for a road meet when I had gone to that same city before, but I am very much open to making an exception in this case because I enjoy your meets and because I certainly wouldn't mind experiencing Memphis again. :)
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2019, 06:38:41 PM »

Just an observation: There are still four MemFix4 closures to be scheduled in the coming months.

I haven't heard when they might be....but of the options proposed, the 20th (Easter weekend) is the one weekend that would definitely not see a MemFix closure.

(I will actually be in Memphis on the 20th...but I suspect that getting my father to/from choir at church will preclude joining in.)
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2019, 07:18:37 PM »

Keeping tabs on this one for now.

A good area to have lunch at a restaurant in and around Bartlett TN would be its suburb of Wolfchase, where there is a mall (the Wolfchase Galleria, the largest in the Greater Memphis area) that lost its Sears at the end of last year (2018).
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2019, 08:52:11 PM »

A good area to have lunch at a restaurant in and around Bartlett TN would be its suburb of Wolfchase, where there is a mall (the Wolfchase Galleria, the largest in the Greater Memphis area) that lost its Sears at the end of last year (2018).

For better or worse, the immediate Wolfchase area is mostly chain restaurants.  There's a Gus' near Stage (US64) & Germantown that offers regional food that isn't BBQ.  There's a nice Vietnamese place that I'm partial to on US64 just east of I-40, but the seating there is not good for groups.

The only place I've been to recently in Bartlett proper is the Panda Buffet - I think it's better-than-decent semi-Americanized Chinese buffet, and my father is (and my later mother was) fond of it.

I know that there's BBQ in Bartlett proper...but as a child of Midtown, I never had a need to go quite that far.  There is a Corky's on Germantown Parkway a couple miles south of I-40 -- perhaps a little overrated, but an option for entertaining groups from out of town with the local headline cuisine.

And really, there's one of almost anything, local and chain, along Germantown Parkway between I-40 and Walnut Grove.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2019, 09:54:21 PM »

A good area to have lunch at a restaurant in and around Bartlett TN would be its suburb of Wolfchase, where there is a mall (the Wolfchase Galleria, the largest in the Greater Memphis area) that lost its Sears at the end of last year (2018).

For better or worse, the immediate Wolfchase area is mostly chain restaurants.  There's a Gus' near Stage (US64) & Germantown that offers regional food that isn't BBQ.  There's a nice Vietnamese place that I'm partial to on US64 just east of I-40, but the seating there is not good for groups.

The only place I've been to recently in Bartlett proper is the Panda Buffet - I think it's better-than-decent semi-Americanized Chinese buffet, and my father is (and my later mother was) fond of it.

I know that there's BBQ in Bartlett proper...but as a child of Midtown, I never had a need to go quite that far.  There is a Corky's on Germantown Parkway a couple miles south of I-40 -- perhaps a little overrated, but an option for entertaining groups from out of town with the local headline cuisine.

And really, there's one of almost anything, local and chain, along Germantown Parkway between I-40 and Walnut Grove.

I was in the area a couple months ago. Seems like I saw a sub place, but can't remember the details.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2019, 09:55:48 PM »

A good area to have lunch at a restaurant in and around Bartlett TN would be its suburb of Wolfchase, where there is a mall (the Wolfchase Galleria, the largest in the Greater Memphis area) that lost its Sears at the end of last year (2018).

For better or worse, the immediate Wolfchase area is mostly chain restaurants.  There's a Gus' near Stage (US64) & Germantown that offers regional food that isn't BBQ.  There's a nice Vietnamese place that I'm partial to on US64 just east of I-40, but the seating there is not good for groups.

The only place I've been to recently in Bartlett proper is the Panda Buffet - I think it's better-than-decent semi-Americanized Chinese buffet, and my father is (and my later mother was) fond of it.

I know that there's BBQ in Bartlett proper...but as a child of Midtown, I never had a need to go quite that far.  There is a Corky's on Germantown Parkway a couple miles south of I-40 -- perhaps a little overrated, but an option for entertaining groups from out of town with the local headline cuisine.

And really, there's one of almost anything, local and chain, along Germantown Parkway between I-40 and Walnut Grove.

Corky’s could work but Jason said that lunch would be in Bartlett, not Cordova.

I’m not sure having the meet lunch at a buffet could work, but we’ll see.

I should note that the Gus’ is right in front of the hotel I just looked at! What a coincidence...
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2019, 09:58:36 PM »

A good area to have lunch at a restaurant in and around Bartlett TN would be its suburb of Wolfchase, where there is a mall (the Wolfchase Galleria, the largest in the Greater Memphis area) that lost its Sears at the end of last year (2018).

For better or worse, the immediate Wolfchase area is mostly chain restaurants.  There's a Gus' near Stage (US64) & Germantown that offers regional food that isn't BBQ.  There's a nice Vietnamese place that I'm partial to on US64 just east of I-40, but the seating there is not good for groups.

The only place I've been to recently in Bartlett proper is the Panda Buffet - I think it's better-than-decent semi-Americanized Chinese buffet, and my father is (and my later mother was) fond of it.

I know that there's BBQ in Bartlett proper...but as a child of Midtown, I never had a need to go quite that far.  There is a Corky's on Germantown Parkway a couple miles south of I-40 -- perhaps a little overrated, but an option for entertaining groups from out of town with the local headline cuisine.

And really, there's one of almost anything, local and chain, along Germantown Parkway between I-40 and Walnut Grove.

I was in the area a couple months ago. Seems like I saw a sub place, but can't remember the details.

You’re probably thinking of Lenny’s.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2019, 10:02:59 PM »

I’m probably out for this meet because of our Key West trip in April.
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