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The Milwaukee Road - August 31
« on: February 04, 2019, 09:25:29 PM »

When: August 31 (Saturday of Labor Day weekend)
Where: TBD - I'll be selecting a lunch venue later.

What:
Three major interchanges now completely rebuilt with massive construction south of town.  two interchanges accessible by foot(?) (Well not really - but one could walk under them).   Just a few items that can be captured in Milwaukee in August or September. 

I'm looking to do an initial scouting run in early May (Not the weekend of Providence) to locate relics.  It's time to think about the opportunity to visit beer city and enjoy some rebuilt interchanges and the roads between them.

Avoiding months up to August due to other meets in play, we'll be limited a bit by sun but I intend for lunch to be 11:30 am at a venue TBD.

Also: This gives folks an opportunity to detour to the Mighty Mac to walk it on Monday 9/2 (Labor Day)
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 09:34:41 PM »

I'll have to wait until after the week-by-week NFL schedule is announced before giving a preference.

I remember a roadmeet that was at Saz's State House back in the late 1990s.   :cool:

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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 09:43:24 PM »

After reading about the climate up there, I decided on the two September dates.
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 10:27:53 PM »

I'll have to wait until after the week-by-week NFL schedule is announced before giving a preference.

I remember a roadmeet that was at Saz's State House back in the late 1990s.   :cool:

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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 07:24:09 PM »

Unfortunately you ruled out Labor Day weekend, which would have been by far the easiest for me. The only other possibility is the other one you didn't list - 9/14.

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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 08:26:32 PM »

Unfortunately you ruled out Labor Day weekend, which would have been by far the easiest for me. The only other possibility is the other one you didn't list - 9/14.
Thought twice - votes can be changed.  Realization is I don't do much on Laborador Weekend

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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 10:54:28 PM »

August 29 is a Thursday, eh?

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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2019, 08:39:53 PM »

I'm very interested! I voted for Aug. 24 and Sept. 21.
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2019, 10:48:39 PM »

August 24 is the only one I know I can easily make. I already know I’m committed the day before 9/7, and I might have football broadcast commitments the other weekends. It wouldn’t be impossible but would be extremely difficult to make the logistics work.
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2019, 11:45:54 PM »

I'll put my name in as a "maybe". I was planning to do my late summer/early fall trip further west, but a trip to Milwaukee would allow me to bag 2-3 state high points and see a part of the country I don't have much experience with.
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2019, 01:43:23 AM »

I chose the two August dates—I want to make the road meet before classes start next fall.
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2019, 12:37:03 PM »

Maybe for me, preferably not Labor Day weekend or an adjacent one.  That said, the proposed Montréal meet is my priority, but if that for some reason doesn't happen, this is a likely alternate.
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2019, 02:07:34 PM »

That said, the proposed Montréal meet is my priority, but if that for some reason doesn't happen, this is a likely alternate.

Ditto and ditto. Not only is Montréal closer, I could more easily do it as a (long) weekend and it'd likely end up being cheaper (as crazy as that sounds). That being said, Milwaukee intrigues me, as I haven't spent a ton of time in the Upper Midwest outside of Minneapolis.
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2019, 03:44:43 PM »

AFAIK the chances of us making it to this meet are quite low, as Milwaukee is close to Chicago and we feel as if it wouldn’t make sense to venture further into the Old Northwest Territory.
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2019, 10:30:08 PM »

It's been a couple months since anything regarding this Milwaukee meet has been discussed. I was just wondering... is it still on the table as a possibility for August or September?
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 10:57:39 PM »

I'm already flying into Milwaukee (planned) to drive the UP to and from the Mackinac Bridge walk, so I'm not doing that twice.

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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2019, 01:19:56 PM »

I'm already flying into Milwaukee (planned) to drive the UP to and from the Mackinac Bridge walk, so I'm not doing that twice.

Understandable. It's too bad, though, that you weren't able to do the Mackinac Bridge walk on Labor Day before they changed the format of it.
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2019, 02:20:19 PM »

I'm already flying into Milwaukee (planned) to drive the UP to and from the Mackinac Bridge walk, so I'm not doing that twice.

Understandable. It's too bad, though, that you weren't able to do the Mackinac Bridge walk on Labor Day before they changed the format of it.
Wait... what? "Those who wish to, and if they begin the walk early enough, will have the option to continue across the entire bridge."

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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2019, 08:40:23 PM »

I'm already flying into Milwaukee (planned) to drive the UP to and from the Mackinac Bridge walk, so I'm not doing that twice.
Not likely


Understandable. It's too bad, though, that you weren't able to do the Mackinac Bridge walk on Labor Day before they changed the format of it.
Wait... what? "Those who wish to, and if they begin the walk early enough, will have the option to continue across the entire bridge."
The meet is still on the table, but I've been busy with work lately that I hadn't had time to initiate anything - I'm going to do a scouting trip this weekend.
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - Aug/Sept
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2019, 08:41:04 PM »

I'm already flying into Milwaukee (planned) to drive the UP to and from the Mackinac Bridge walk, so I'm not doing that twice.

Understandable. It's too bad, though, that you weren't able to do the Mackinac Bridge walk on Labor Day before they changed the format of it.
Wait... what? "Those who wish to, and if they begin the walk early enough, will have the option to continue across the entire bridge."

Oh my apologies... I guess I completely misunderstood what the new format was. I thought, starting in 2018, they were no longer allowing pedestrians to cross the entire bridge. Sorry for causing any confusion or worry! (I just looked at the website to verify what you've said.) The last time I did the Bridge Walk was in 2015 (in conjunction with the U.P. road meet that had taken place over the holiday weekend).
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - August 31
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2019, 08:14:51 PM »

August 31 it will be.  That is also Labor Day weekend and this gives attendees an opportunity to "Detour" to the Mighty Mac to walk it if they so wish.

August 24 is only 2 weeks off Pittsburgh and I don't want to crowd the meets particularly for those going to it from the coast.
The two latter September dates will have competition from football games for those into it.

I did not scout this weekend due to Spring springing (a.k.a. allergy flare ups), rescheduled for 5/11 (no traffic pun intended)
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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2019, 08:43:33 PM »

August 31 it will be.  That is also Labor Day weekend and this gives attendees an opportunity to "Detour" to the Mighty Mac to walk it if they so wish.

Damn... that's the weekend of my 40th birthday. I'm hoping my husband throws me a 40th-birthday party on that exact date. Oh well!
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - August 31
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2019, 11:42:25 PM »

August 31 it will be.  That is also Labor Day weekend and this gives attendees an opportunity to "Detour" to the Mighty Mac to walk it if they so wish.

Damn... that's the weekend of my 40th birthday. I'm hoping my husband throws me a 40th-birthday party on that exact date. Oh well!
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - August 31
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2019, 06:48:57 AM »

August 31 it will be.  That is also Labor Day weekend and this gives attendees an opportunity to "Detour" to the Mighty Mac to walk it if they so wish.

Damn... that's the weekend of my 40th birthday. I'm hoping my husband throws me a 40th-birthday party on that exact date. Oh well!
SURPRISE!

Haha... well, I'd really like to go to this meet if I can. Maybe I can gently ask my husband if my birthday gathering can be the previous weekend.
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Re: The Milwaukee Road - August 31
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2019, 08:12:20 AM »

If its 8/31 then I am out, got a toy show in Cartersville, GA that day.
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