Pennsylvania Oil Country/French Creek Road Meet - June 22, 2024

Started by Roadgeek Adam, May 30, 2023, 10:41:11 PM

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Laura

Quote from: Rothman on March 07, 2024, 01:09:38 PM
Quote from: Laura on March 07, 2024, 11:35:11 AM
Unfortunately, we can't attend this meet because of Father's Day being the next day on Sunday the 16th.

Celebrate it in Oil City!

If it was just Mike then yes we would do that, but we need to celebrate our dads, too. That includes time with Mike's dad in Maryland. This year is also one where the anniversary of my dad's death coincides with Father's Day, so we'll be doing something special with my family, too.


Rothman

Quote from: Laura on March 07, 2024, 01:18:30 PM
Quote from: Rothman on March 07, 2024, 01:09:38 PM
Quote from: Laura on March 07, 2024, 11:35:11 AM
Unfortunately, we can't attend this meet because of Father's Day being the next day on Sunday the 16th.

Celebrate it in Oil City!

If it was just Mike then yes we would do that, but we need to celebrate our dads, too. That includes time with Mike's dad in Maryland. This year is also one where the anniversary of my dad's death coincides with Father's Day, so we'll be doing something special with my family, too.
I guess I'll allow it, then.
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Roadgeek Adam

Quote from: Laura on March 07, 2024, 11:35:11 AM
Unfortunately, we can't attend this meet because of Father's Day being the next day on Sunday the 16th.

It's quite alright. :)
Adam Seth Moss
M.A. History, Western Illinois University 2015-17
B.A. History, Montclair State University 2013-15
A.A. History & Education - Middlesex (County) College 2009-13

andrepoiy

This actually might be within reach for me - I'll consider it

Roadgeek Adam

Asking this based on the response.

Would people prefer if I moved this to June 22?
Adam Seth Moss
M.A. History, Western Illinois University 2015-17
B.A. History, Montclair State University 2013-15
A.A. History & Education - Middlesex (County) College 2009-13

74/171FAN

I would be fine with it, but June 29th is the Extra Miler's Club meeting in Lansing, MI.  It may be a nonissue, but there were concerns with Indy having been scheduled that weekend (though I am pretty sure that meet is being postponed).
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SSOWorld

Quote from: 74/171FAN on May 02, 2024, 09:02:10 PMI would be fine with it, but June 29th is the Extra Miler's Club meeting in Lansing, MI.  It may be a nonissue, but there were concerns with Indy having been scheduled that weekend (though I am pretty sure that meet is being postponed).
I thought @Hot Rod Hootenanny canceled it altogether.
Scott O.

Not all who wander are lost...
Ah, the open skies, wind at my back, warm sun on my... wait, where the hell am I?!
As a matter of fact, I do own the road.
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Roadgeek Adam

I have officially changed the date of this meet to the 22nd to allow more attendance and get it off Fathers Day Weekend.
Adam Seth Moss
M.A. History, Western Illinois University 2015-17
B.A. History, Montclair State University 2013-15
A.A. History & Education - Middlesex (County) College 2009-13

Laura


tckma

Can anyone suggest a reasonably-priced hotel in that area?  (Good thing I checked this thread!  I was looking for a hotel for the night of the 14th still!)

Roadgeek Adam

Quote from: tckma on May 22, 2024, 09:04:29 AMCan anyone suggest a reasonably-priced hotel in that area?  (Good thing I checked this thread!  I was looking for a hotel for the night of the 14th still!)

The change of date should help.

Erie has other options if the like 4 Meadville hotels are no good
Adam Seth Moss
M.A. History, Western Illinois University 2015-17
B.A. History, Montclair State University 2013-15
A.A. History & Education - Middlesex (County) College 2009-13

tckma

Quote from: Roadgeek Adam on May 23, 2024, 09:50:11 PM
Quote from: tckma on May 22, 2024, 09:04:29 AMCan anyone suggest a reasonably-priced hotel in that area?  (Good thing I checked this thread!  I was looking for a hotel for the night of the 14th still!)

The change of date should help.

Erie has other options if the like 4 Meadville hotels are no good

I'm coming from Philly, and I'm currently eyeing the Motel 6 in Clarion.  Still 50 miles away but it's not like the meet's starting at 8 am or anything like that.  I just need a place to sleep for one night, and maybe take a shower in the morning (I saw one VRBO that was a cabin site that specifically said no heat or running water).  I also saw a cheaper hotel than the Clarion Motel 6, but the reviews were universally awful.

I will also want to rent a car, since my car needs about $3,200 of repairs before I trust it on a trip longer than an hour -- and to be honest, that's a GOOD down payment on another car.  Notably, the A/C doesn't work, and this meet being during summer, I don't want to do that to myself.  Luckily, my employer gives VERY steep discounts through Avis, even for personal rentals, so I usually do that when I need to rent.

Basically, I'm so broke I can barely even pay ATTENTION.  I need to seriously think about whether doing this roadmeet can be in my budget.

tckma

Quote from: 74/171FAN on May 02, 2024, 09:02:10 PMI would be fine with it, but June 29th is the Extra Miler's Club meeting in Lansing, MI.  It may be a nonissue, but there were concerns with Indy having been scheduled that weekend (though I am pretty sure that meet is being postponed).

Since that's always co-located with the ALPCA national convention, I guess that's that week, huh?  Wow, I haven't paid attention to the bi-monthly magazine.  I've been debating going up to Lansing for that... but I don't know that I have enough time off work, enough money to buy plates, yada yada.  I really wish they had the ALPCA convention over a weekend instead of in the middle of the week, but it's in the club's by-laws to cater to the greatest number of retired people hold it in mid-June.

baugh17

Quote from: tckma on May 22, 2024, 09:04:29 AMCan anyone suggest a reasonably-priced hotel in that area?  (Good thing I checked this thread!  I was looking for a hotel for the night of the 14th still!)

I would've suggested the Days Inn within walking distance of the Sign Garden but it appears it has been torn down since my wife and I stayed there.

If you are open to staying closer to Erie, I would suggest the Quality Inn off I-90 (Exit 18).  I stayed there the weekend of the Northeast Ohio meet in 2018 and, while I forget what I paid for the two nights (It wasn't terribly expensive), I didn't have any major issues.

Roadgeek Adam

I am posting just to get some final checks on numbers. I'm calling the Triple Deuce on Monday evening to see if I need a reservation, but I'm looking at probably 12 people. Hopefully more.
Adam Seth Moss
M.A. History, Western Illinois University 2015-17
B.A. History, Montclair State University 2013-15
A.A. History & Education - Middlesex (County) College 2009-13

Roadgeek Adam

Adam Seth Moss
M.A. History, Western Illinois University 2015-17
B.A. History, Montclair State University 2013-15
A.A. History & Education - Middlesex (County) College 2009-13

Roadgeek Adam

Adam Seth Moss
M.A. History, Western Illinois University 2015-17
B.A. History, Montclair State University 2013-15
A.A. History & Education - Middlesex (County) College 2009-13

Roadgeek Adam

Only 7 people today, but everything went swimmingly, with 2 new people at meets (one being my girlfriend, who took the group photo).

Adam Seth Moss
M.A. History, Western Illinois University 2015-17
B.A. History, Montclair State University 2013-15
A.A. History & Education - Middlesex (County) College 2009-13

74/171FAN

I made a photo album specifically of photos from the meet tour.  Note that I covered PA 8 between Oil City and Titusville earlier in the day so those photos are not included. Also I left the tour in Titusville after the Jersey Bridge so PA 27 WB between Titusville and Meadville is not included either.

https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjByQQa

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