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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2016, 12:10:41 PM »

I am thinking of doing my solar eclipse viewing near Sparta, TN.

Hotels are already getting booked up around Hopkinsville.
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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2016, 04:51:37 PM »

Depending on time of day, I could easily make a day trip out of this.



Echoing something Cody said upthread, I too would love to see some meets west of the Mississippi River. Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and certain areas of Missouri would be very attractive. And although it's east of the river, the state of Mississippi is another place I'd love to see more of.
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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2016, 07:55:06 AM »

Echoing something Cody said upthread, I too would love to see some meets west of the Mississippi River. Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and certain areas of Missouri would be very attractive. And although it's east of the river, the state of Mississippi is another place I'd love to see more of.

There is enough stuff in the Jackson/Vicksburg area to warrant a meet there. My wife's family is from there, so I have had the chance to explore a bit there.
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« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2016, 08:29:55 AM »

I would love to do a Mississippi meet. I found that when I did US 61, MS was the state I wish I had more time in.
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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2016, 09:32:35 PM »

Depending on time of day, I could easily make a day trip out of this.



Echoing something Cody said upthread, I too would love to see some meets west of the Mississippi River. Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and certain areas of Missouri would be very attractive. And although it's east of the river, the state of Mississippi is another place I'd love to see more of.

Eastern Arkansas could be tied into Memphis or SE Missouri

NW Arkansas could be tied to SW Missouri.

Texarkana could be part of an Ark-La-Tex

You could almost spend a day just on AR 7.

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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2016, 07:18:18 AM »

At one point Jeremy talked about a NW Arkansas meet. That would be a good meet to have with all of the construction going on in the area.
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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2016, 11:47:22 AM »

At one point Jeremy talked about a NW Arkansas meet. That would be a good meet to have with all of the construction going on in the area.
We've not talked about it much lately. I'll have to touch base with him next week and see if he has any ideas.  Future 49 should be 2 lanes from Bentonville to Bella Vista by then.
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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2016, 07:28:16 AM »

With new bridge projects completed or under construction, I may host a meet that revisits Portsmouth, NH and dips into the northeastern bits of Massachusetts. We'll see if this holds any water in 2017.

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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2016, 01:30:38 PM »

I have updated the first post with a list of meets I have seen mentioned here so far.
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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2016, 06:34:20 PM »

I have updated the first post with a list of meets I have seen mentioned here so far.

Thanks for doing that! Looks like there's a pretty good list that's been started.
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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2016, 10:26:44 AM »

I intend to narrow down a date for a potential Twin Cities (MN) meet in the near future.  Will mostly likely be July...possibly the 1st weekend of August, but more likely mid or late July.  It will depend very heavily on what my wife and I need to do that month at the college.
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« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2016, 12:49:07 PM »

I intend to narrow down a date for a potential Twin Cities (MN) meet in the near future.  Will mostly likely be July...possibly the 1st weekend of August, but more likely mid or late July.  It will depend very heavily on what my wife and I need to do that month at the college.

That's cool. I believe Patrick Lilja was also talking about the possibility of hosting something in the Twin Cities. :)
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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2016, 06:00:37 PM »

I intend to coordinate with him and Monte, and probably get their assistance with scouting since I likely won't get a chance to.
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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2016, 06:24:59 PM »

It seems to me that the Atlanta area is ripe for another meet, as I hear reports of all sorts of construction going on there. I'm not sure if we have any Atlanta-area members here on this forum or not. Logical choices to host such a meet are Jim Georges (FreewayJim) and Steve Williams (The Georgia Road Geek) but Jim has never really embraced the concept of meets and I don't know if Steve would be willing to do so.
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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2016, 11:52:16 AM »

It seems to me that the Atlanta area is ripe for another meet, as I hear reports of all sorts of construction going on there. I'm not sure if we have any Atlanta-area members here on this forum or not. Logical choices to host such a meet are Jim Georges (FreewayJim) and Steve Williams (The Georgia Road Geek) but Jim has never really embraced the concept of meets and I don't know if Steve would be willing to do so.

I wished we could recruit someone to host a meet there. I would be willing to if I was more familiar with the area.
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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2016, 01:12:09 PM »

An Atlanta meet could be interesting.  While I just went through there a week ago, since it's closer than Birmingham I could still do a trip there in a reasonable amount of time mostly on new roads.
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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #41 on: October 18, 2016, 12:33:17 AM »

An Atlanta meet could be interesting.  While I just went through there a week ago, since it's closer than Birmingham I could still do a trip there in a reasonable amount of time mostly on new roads.

It would also give me an excuse to go to a game at the new Braves stadium (Suntrust Park) that opens next year.
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« Reply #42 on: October 18, 2016, 11:38:02 AM »

I think there have been two Atlanta meets. I missed the first one, which happened around 2004 or 2005, I believe. However, I went to the one in 2008. I don't remember who hosted it.
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« Reply #43 on: October 18, 2016, 03:11:23 PM »

IIRC, it was Adam Prince.
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« Reply #44 on: October 18, 2016, 04:58:24 PM »

IIRC, it was Adam Prince.

I thought he was heavily involved, but wasn't sure.
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« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2016, 09:40:17 AM »

I threw the idea of an Atlanta meet out there on the Peach State Roads Facebook group. Maybe someone there will take the idea and run with it.
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« Reply #46 on: October 27, 2016, 11:18:36 AM »

IIRC, it was Adam Prince.

I thought he was heavily involved, but wasn't sure.

Correct - both were tied to hockey games. We also did an informal dinner in 2009 when a group of us went down for a hockey game.

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Re: 2017 Meets
« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2016, 07:25:19 PM »

I did throw out an idea for a Boston meet on another thread. A lot of interest is in for it, since the last one was 12 years ago. I'm not sure if it's still definite, but it's probable because a couple of people on the forum live in the area.
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« Reply #48 on: October 31, 2016, 10:42:53 PM »

I am now thinking about doing on in Milwaukee this year if there is at least some interest.
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« Reply #49 on: November 02, 2016, 10:27:24 PM »

I like that there could be four meets in the Western Great Lakes region next year.
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