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Author Topic: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - Spring 2022  (Read 6905 times)

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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - Spring 2021?
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2021, 01:47:18 PM »

So the COVID situation is improving, particularly in the North Country. Businesses are slowly reopening, gathering sizes have been increased (particularly among those with vaccinations), and we might be able to have a more "normal" meet after all.

However, the Canadian border remains closed... and with the situation over there, I don't see it reopening anytime soon. Since I'm sure Montreal would be a likely secondary destination for some folks, along with our Canadian friends who would otherwise attend a meet just south of the border, I feel it's in the best interest to postpone this meet until later in the summer, possibly August or September. What would work best for people?
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - Spring 2021?
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2021, 03:31:23 PM »

I'd suggest waiting until there's an announcement on reopening the border before we try to zero in on a timeframe.
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - Spring 2021?
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2021, 08:14:27 PM »

Given proximity to Canada - I'm in agreement with the postponement.  Let them in.
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - Spring 2021?
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2021, 08:22:02 PM »

If Canada isn't open, it only takes away Carl among likely attendees. Others would just have to focus on upstate NY and Vermaple instead of the Poutine Province. If you want to have the meet, have the meet, people will come.

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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - Spring 2021?
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2021, 08:26:55 PM »

I tend to agree with the folks who suggest postponement.  I haven't looked at the current travel restrictions for New York State lately, but I have to assume it will still be prohibitive in May for a lot of people visiting from out of state.

It was suggested that maybe August or September might be a good time to reschedule this meet, but I would say it's too soon to tell whether that timeframe will be good.
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - Spring 2021?
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2021, 09:08:38 PM »

I tend to agree with the folks who suggest postponement.  I haven't looked at the current travel restrictions for New York State lately, but I have to assume it will still be prohibitive in May for a lot of people visiting from out of state.
Last I checked, the quarantine restrictions are scheduled to end April 1, though traveler health forms will still be required.  No idea if Vermont will adjust, but fully vaccinated people are exempt from their restrictions.
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - Spring 2021?
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2021, 09:38:21 PM »

If Canada isn't open, it only takes away Carl among likely attendees. Others would just have to focus on upstate NY and Vermaple instead of the Poutine Province. If you want to have the meet, have the meet, people will come.

The south end of A-35 is only about 15 miles from Rouses Point as the crow flies.  If the border were open, I think it would be worth checking out.
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - Spring 2021?
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2021, 09:43:22 PM »

So the COVID situation is improving, particularly in the North Country. Businesses are slowly reopening, gathering sizes have been increased (particularly among those with vaccinations), and we might be able to have a more "normal" meet after all.

However, the Canadian border remains closed... and with the situation over there, I don't see it reopening anytime soon. Since I'm sure Montreal would be a likely secondary destination for some folks, along with our Canadian friends who would otherwise attend a meet just south of the border, I feel it's in the best interest to postpone this meet until later in the summer, possibly August or September. What would work best for people?

I'm now fully vaccinated but would be fine with postponing until late summer/early fall.
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - Spring 2021?
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2021, 10:20:07 PM »

If Canada isn't open, it only takes away Carl among likely attendees. Others would just have to focus on upstate NY and Vermaple instead of the Poutine Province. If you want to have the meet, have the meet, people will come.

The south end of A-35 is only about 15 miles from Rouses Point as the crow flies.  If the border were open, I think it would be worth checking out.
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - Spring 2021?
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2021, 11:36:32 PM »

I'm more worried about being able to have gatherings at restaurants for a meet lunch, along with the ability to carpool (while the everyone-drives-and-attempts-to-follow worked okay in Utica, it might be a bit more difficult where it's much farther between stops)... plus I haven't really had the time to properly scout the area out lately. I'm hoping to do that soon.

That and I'm kinda hoping to be able to duck up to Montreal with the lady friend after...
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - Spring 2021?
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2021, 11:05:13 PM »

So the COVID situation is improving, particularly in the North Country. Businesses are slowly reopening, gathering sizes have been increased (particularly among those with vaccinations), and we might be able to have a more "normal" meet after all.

However, the Canadian border remains closed... and with the situation over there, I don't see it reopening anytime soon. Since I'm sure Montreal would be a likely secondary destination for some folks, along with our Canadian friends who would otherwise attend a meet just south of the border, I feel it's in the best interest to postpone this meet until later in the summer, possibly August or September. What would work best for people?

I'm now fully vaccinated but would be fine with postponing until late summer/early fall.

Just curious what the status is since were now coming up on mid July and there hasn't appeared to have been any discussion on the topic since the end of March.  Hopefully this meet isn't exactly dead in the water.
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - August 2021
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2021, 08:29:34 AM »

Given prior discussion, safe to say it's on hold since the border is still closed.
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - August 2021
« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2021, 09:46:26 PM »

Given prior discussion, safe to say it's on hold since the border is still closed.

Wasn't sure if that was still a factor, but I guess at the rate Trudeau is holding out on opening the border, it'll be a while.
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - August 2021
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2021, 06:23:46 AM »

I'm also patiently waiting for further updates regarding this meet (i.e., patiently waiting for the border to re-open, possibly increasing the likelihood that this meet will take place).  I'm still hoping I can attend this one... whenever it's scheduled.
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - August 2021
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2021, 08:15:15 AM »

I haven't forgotten about this... I've just been extremely busy thanks to starting a new job, along with the ever-uncertain situation with both the border and the pandemic (NY has dropped all restrictions, but with the variants spreading who knows what'll happen), plus the fact that I've been dealing with some significant health issues, I'm probably going to have to push this out to next spring.

I want as many people as possible to be able to attend, which just isn't feasible right now.
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - Spring 2022
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2021, 02:20:24 PM »

https://www.wcax.com/app/2021/07/19/canada-let-fully-vaccinated-us-citizens-starting-aug-9/

Regarding crossing the border, fully vaccinated U.S. residents can enter Canada starting 8/9.  No word yet on when Canadians can cross to the U.S.
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Re: Plattsburgh and Clinton County, NY Roadmeet - Spring 2022
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2022, 04:55:25 PM »

I'm going to assume that this meet will not be happening in 2022 (at least, not this spring).  For now, I'll cross it off the list.  Of course, if anything changes, I can add it back to the list later.
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