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April Fools 2019 Meet?
« on: May 22, 2018, 09:31:29 PM »

I'm considering doing another April Fools meet. In keeping with the place name theme, this would be at Bird-In-Hand, PA, at the Bird In Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasbord. The meet photo would feature everyone taking a photo holding a piece of fried chicken. Bird... in... hand.
Meet ideas:
* Route 30 freeway widening around Coatesville (and recently completed WB carriageway at PA 41-772)
* PA 462 Columbia Bridge before it undergoes extensive rehab that may forever change its original appearance
* A couple of covered bridges - plenty in the area to choose from
* I think the Goat Path was done in a previous meet, but we can always pass by a part or two


Open to more suggestions! It would also be BYOB (Bring Your Own Bird) so if you don't want to hold a piece of greasy chicken, you could have a stuffed parrot, porcelain rooster... possibilities are limitless!

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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 09:33:37 PM »

If we are seeing the Columbia Bridge, might as well go a little west to have ice cream at a giant shoe.
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 09:39:15 PM »

Is slapping carved roasted turkey slices soaked in gravy permitted?
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 09:40:26 PM »

All you can eat? I'm in.

We could have a stop in that town just to the east of Bird-In-Hand...  :spin:
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 09:46:43 PM »

The name "Bird in Hand" makes me laugh as a Filipino.

Anyways, I'm pretty close for this meet. I'm up for it.
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 10:12:45 PM »

How about have it somewhere overlooking the Schuylkill Expressway?
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2018, 10:32:31 AM »

Just don't get sick and not be able to make it to your own meet (which happened to me when I scheduled an April 1 meet last year.)
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2018, 11:04:07 AM »

Just don't get sick and not be able to make it to your own meet (which happened to me when I scheduled an April 1 meet last year.)

Actually, April Fools Day is, coincidentally, a very fitting time to no-show at your own meet :rofl:
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2018, 11:14:43 AM »

For those that have not yet looked at a 2019 calendar, April 1 falls on Monday.  Will the actual date for this meet will either be the prior Saturday (March 29) or the Saturday after (April 6)?
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2018, 04:29:18 PM »

For those that have not yet looked at a 2019 calendar, April 1 falls on Monday.  Will the actual date for this meet will either be the prior Saturday (March 29) or the Saturday after (April 6)?
Depends if I get another couple of ideas to flesh this out

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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2018, 06:37:11 PM »

Well, you all know Steph and I are from this part of PA, if our schedule permits then we are in and I can help out with scouting and other options too since I plan on making at least 3 trips to this area between now and spring 2019  :awesomeface:
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2018, 06:41:12 PM »

For those that have not yet looked at a 2019 calendar, April 1 falls on Monday.  Will the actual date for this meet will either be the prior Saturday (March 29) or the Saturday after (April 6)?
That's right, now if that's the case I may be out on this, there is a BIG diecast convention planned in the Chicago area from April 3 to April 7 that I may be going to and I do plan on being in central PA at the end of April so we shall see.
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2018, 09:28:15 PM »

I'm considering doing another April Fools meet. In keeping with the place name theme, this would be at Bird-In-Hand, PA, at the Bird In Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasbord. The meet photo would feature everyone taking a photo holding a piece of fried chicken. Bird... in... hand.
Meet ideas:
* Route 30 freeway widening around Coatesville (and recently completed WB carriageway at PA 41-772)

Upon re-reading articles on the 30 bypass, nothing is going to happen for 5-6 years. Save that project for noelbotevera to host his first roadmeet, after he turns 21.

Links for the Coatsville/Downingtown Bypass rebuild:
http://www.dailylocal.com/article/DL/20170902/NEWS/170909969
http://www.us30-chesco.com/
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2018, 10:55:27 PM »

I'm considering doing another April Fools meet. In keeping with the place name theme, this would be at Bird-In-Hand, PA, at the Bird In Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasbord. The meet photo would feature everyone taking a photo holding a piece of fried chicken. Bird... in... hand.
Meet ideas:
* Route 30 freeway widening around Coatesville (and recently completed WB carriageway at PA 41-772)
* PA 462 Columbia Bridge before it undergoes extensive rehab that may forever change its original appearance
* A couple of covered bridges - plenty in the area to choose from
* I think the Goat Path was done in a previous meet, but we can always pass by a part or two


Open to more suggestions! It would also be BYOB (Bring Your Own Bird) so if you don't want to hold a piece of greasy chicken, you could have a stuffed parrot, porcelain rooster... possibilities are limitless!

I have an ex GF with a stuffed pheasant ;)
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2018, 11:07:42 PM »

Can we flip the bird in the meet photo? I would be "bringing my own bird".
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2018, 11:31:26 PM »

I'm considering doing another April Fools meet. In keeping with the place name theme, this would be at Bird-In-Hand, PA, at the Bird In Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasbord. The meet photo would feature everyone taking a photo holding a piece of fried chicken. Bird... in... hand.
Meet ideas:
* Route 30 freeway widening around Coatesville (and recently completed WB carriageway at PA 41-772)

Upon re-reading articles on the 30 bypass, nothing is going to happen for 5-6 years. Save that project for noelbotevera to host his first roadmeet, after he turns 21.

Links for the Coatsville/Downingtown Bypass rebuild:
http://www.dailylocal.com/article/DL/20170902/NEWS/170909969
http://www.us30-chesco.com/
Damn, for some reason I thought that was entering construction, not design. This meet seems to be fizzling.

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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2018, 11:59:58 AM »

I love fried chicken in my hand....and in my mouth.  :bigass:

This begs the question: does fried chicken up north taste as good as it does down here in the south? May need to make a trip up there to find out for myself.
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2018, 03:14:06 PM »

I love fried chicken in my hand....and in my mouth.  :bigass:

This begs the question: does fried chicken up north taste as good as it does down here in the south? May need to make a trip up there to find out for myself.

Nope. But please come visit anyway. :D
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2018, 05:59:53 PM »

I love fried chicken in my hand....and in my mouth.  :bigass:

This begs the question: does fried chicken up north taste as good as it does down here in the south? May need to make a trip up there to find out for myself.

Nope. But please come visit anyway. :D
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2018, 06:09:56 PM »

I love fried chicken in my hand....and in my mouth.  :bigass:

This begs the question: does fried chicken up north taste as good as it does down here in the south? May need to make a trip up there to find out for myself.
Nope. But please come visit anyway. :D

Are there any good local fried chicken places (Twin Cities, Duluth, or MN otherwise)? I can't think of any, but I also can't say I've looked for any, either. When it comes to fried chicken I'm a lowly peasant who manages to enjoy KFC. :)
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2018, 06:41:38 PM »

Are there any good local fried chicken places (Twin Cities, Duluth, or MN otherwise)? I can't think of any, but I also can't say I've looked for any, either. When it comes to fried chicken I'm a lowly peasant who manages to enjoy KFC. :)

Revival, with two locations in MSP is pretty good, with fairly reasonable prices too. Iím picky about fried chicken, so itís not a thing I seek out that often.

Iíve heard raves about the chicken at the Brass Rail in Grandy, but never been there.
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2018, 09:28:57 AM »

I'm game for this.
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2018, 11:53:04 PM »

I love fried chicken in my hand....and in my mouth.  :bigass:

This begs the question: does fried chicken up north taste as good as it does down here in the south? May need to make a trip up there to find out for myself.
Nope. But please come visit anyway. :D

Are there any good local fried chicken places (Twin Cities, Duluth, or MN otherwise)? I can't think of any, but I also can't say I've looked for any, either. When it comes to fried chicken I'm a lowly peasant who manages to enjoy KFC. :)

Come to Arkansas. We have AQ Chicken :)
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2018, 12:04:58 AM »

So, if it's April Fools and my calculations are correct... there won't actually be a meet?
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Re: April Fools 2019 Meet?
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2018, 12:36:50 AM »

So, if it's April Fools and my calculations are correct... there won't actually be a meet?

That's actually not a correct assessment. There was an AF meet in Tuxedo, New York a couple years back.
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