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Which of the following dates would you prefer for the Outer Banks meet?

April 25, 2020
- 14 (43.8%)
May 30, 2020
- 4 (12.5%)
June 20, 2020
- 1 (3.1%)
June 27, 2020
- 3 (9.4%)
(It's way too early for me to have a preference.)
- 10 (31.3%)

Total Members Voted: 27

Voting closed: October 01, 2019, 09:27:47 PM


Author Topic: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021  (Read 7141 times)

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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #100 on: March 20, 2020, 05:32:46 PM »

There are two pretty obvious things that would force me to postpone this meet: 1) if restaurants remain closed to dine-in service, and 2) if the Outer Banks remain closed to non-residents.  I think I mentioned this earlier (or elsewhere), but I'm not going to make any decisions until probably early to mid April when I see what the status is of the COVID-19 outbreak at that time.  If I need to postpone the meet, I need to do so early enough to give everyone (and myself) time to cancel lodging accommodations and whatnot.

A couple months ago I bought my ticket for the Cedar Island-to-Ocracoke ferry.  That's another reservation I'll need to cancel and get a refund on if I am forced to postpone this meet.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #101 on: March 21, 2020, 09:59:24 PM »

^^^
Most lodging establishments are being very lenient about canceling reservations. I'm not sure if the ferry runs to that particular county, but if it does, they may be restricting (and probably are restricting) who can use it.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #102 on: March 21, 2020, 11:31:15 PM »

I'm not sure if the ferry runs to that particular county, but if it does, they may be restricting (and probably are restricting) who can use it.

The ferries to Ocracoke in Hyde County from Cedar Island (where A.J. would leave from) and Swan Quarter (where I would leave from) were closed to visitors starting March 19.

As noted upthread, Dare County (where the meet lunch in Nags Head would take place) has both entry and exit restrictions.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #103 on: March 27, 2020, 05:06:14 PM »

As I noted in the coronavirus thread, a stay-at-home order has been issued in NC, which will take effect this Monday at 5:00pm and last until April 29. The order also bans gatherings of more than 10 people and requires people to stay at least 6 feet apart from others.

https://governor.nc.gov/news/governor-cooper-announces-statewide-stay-home-order-until-april-29
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #104 on: March 28, 2020, 11:21:23 AM »

With a heavy heart, I have no choice but to postpone my meet due to the stay-at-home order in North Carolina that is lasting until April 29.

Because this was the exact time of year that seemed to be most ideal, and because of everything else going on with COVID-19 and in my personal life (not to mention hurricane season coming up later this year), I am postponing this meet for exactly one year. My plan at this point will be to host this gathering on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

I hate that this had to happen, but public health, saving lives, and complying with government orders is obviously way more important.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #105 on: March 28, 2020, 11:54:35 AM »

As hard of a decision as it must have been, it was the right one. Thank you for doing the right thing given the circumstances.

I've got that weekend next year marked on the calendar and I'm sure many of us will do the same. We'll see you next year!
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #106 on: March 28, 2020, 06:31:38 PM »

Well, you had no choice other than violating the decree of the government and risking their wrath ...
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #107 on: March 28, 2020, 09:45:16 PM »

Well, you had no choice other than violating the decree of the government and risking their wrath ...

Well, restaurants are closed to dine-in service... and the Outer Banks themselves are closed to non-residents.  Even if I wanted to violate government decree, it would still be impossible to move forward with this gathering on April 25.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #108 on: March 28, 2020, 09:47:03 PM »

Well, you had no choice other than violating the decree of the government and risking their wrath ...
Well, restaurants are closed to dine-in service... and the Outer Banks themselves are closed to non-residents.  Even if I wanted to violate government decree, it would still be impossible to move forward with this gathering on April 25.

I wouldn't recommend anyone violating the decree of the government and risking their wrath.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #109 on: March 28, 2020, 09:55:43 PM »

Well, you had no choice other than violating the decree of the government and risking their wrath ...
Well, restaurants are closed to dine-in service... and the Outer Banks themselves are closed to non-residents.  Even if I wanted to violate government decree, it would still be impossible to move forward with this gathering on April 25.

I wouldn't recommend anyone violating the decree of the government and risking their wrath.

It's not even safe to criticize the decree of the government, at least where this matter is concerned. If you do, you're selfish and you want people to die and you don't understand epidemiology.

My personal opinion is that extending this out a month is overreaching. I was actually considering using part of my tax rebate (which is what I'm considering the coronavirus stimulus check to be) to attend this.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #110 on: March 28, 2020, 10:01:23 PM »

It's not even safe to criticize the decree of the government, at least where this matter is concerned. If you do, you're selfish and you want people to die and you don't understand epidemiology.

Sadly, I've noticed this too. The talking heads endorsing these lockdowns don't know a thing about social science. Nothing. They don't realize that lockdowns will kill off society. People need some degree of social activity.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #111 on: March 28, 2020, 10:15:03 PM »

It's not even safe to criticize the decree of the government, at least where this matter is concerned. If you do, you're selfish and you want people to die and you don't understand epidemiology.
Sadly, I've noticed this too. The talking heads endorsing these lockdowns don't know a thing about social science. Nothing. They don't realize that lockdowns will kill off society. People need some degree of social activity.

That's right!!!  And I better think carefully before I post anything like this again!
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #112 on: March 29, 2020, 12:37:51 AM »

I am postponing this meet for exactly one year. My plan at this point will be to host this gathering on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

Let the word go forth: one year is exactly 364 days!  :-D
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #113 on: March 29, 2020, 03:49:47 AM »

It's not even safe to criticize the decree of the government, at least where this matter is concerned. If you do, you're selfish and you want people to die and you don't understand epidemiology.

Sadly, I've noticed this too. The talking heads endorsing these lockdowns don't know a thing about social science. Nothing. They don't realize that lockdowns will kill off society. People need some degree of social activity.

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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #114 on: March 29, 2020, 06:46:25 AM »

It's not even safe to criticize the decree of the government, at least where this matter is concerned. If you do, you're selfish and you want people to die and you don't understand epidemiology.

Sadly, I've noticed this too. The talking heads endorsing these lockdowns don't know a thing about social science. Nothing. They don't realize that lockdowns will kill off society. People need some degree of social activity.

Tim and HB agree on something?



Dude, I've been in the same boat for a week now.

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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #115 on: March 29, 2020, 10:10:18 AM »

That said, the Outer Banks is a string of islands, so it can block outsiders. Cincinnati or northern Kentucky can't do it. If I lived on an island, we could block people. But it would be ridiculous and impractical for most places.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #116 on: March 29, 2020, 08:07:36 PM »

Moved irrelevant discussion away. Let's just move on.

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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #117 on: March 29, 2020, 10:14:35 PM »

I'm definitely interested in this meet since it is a year out.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #118 on: April 22, 2020, 08:01:01 PM »

While we can't all convene in-person on 4/25 as per the original plan, perhaps some (if not all) of us can convene remotely instead thanks to this fine 'substitute' event:

Our next installment in the "Virtual Tour" series over on the 'roadwaywiz' YouTube channel is scheduled to take place on Saturday (4/25) at 6 PM ET. Come join me and members of the AARoads community as we profile Interstate 8 across southern California and discuss the history and features of this highway, all while enjoying a real-time video trip along the length of the freeway Yuma, AZ and San Diego, CA.

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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #119 on: June 29, 2020, 09:24:41 PM »

Hi all, just came back to say Iím officially out for this, despite being interested in it in the past. Iíve got quite a lot going on these days.
Well, this aged like milk.

I might actually make this in 2021 (if it happens). Iím starting to get into the roads thing again a little bit.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #120 on: June 30, 2020, 05:06:02 AM »

Hi all, just came back to say Iím officially out for this, despite being interested in it in the past. Iíve got quite a lot going on these days.
Well, this aged like milk.

I might actually make this in 2021 (if it happens). Iím starting to get into the roads thing again a little bit.
Iím sure there will be others in the same boat as you. Of course, we donít know how good, bad, or (hopefully not) ugly the COVID will be next year, so who knows.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021
« Reply #121 on: June 30, 2020, 12:13:00 PM »

Well, this aged like milk.

2020 has been a horrid year for me in between the pandemic and financial crap and planning an interstate move in the middle of it all.  At least I am gainfully employed (and an essential worker) at two jobs, which is more than a lot of people can say.

I've put road meets on not only the back burner, but the burner in the back room.  This is the first time I'm even visiting the forums in about six months, too.  That said, I've always wanted to see the Outer Banks, and I assumed I would one day with my father-in-law in Raleigh... but then he moved to Tennessee.

I'm doing what I can to avoid declaring bankruptcy right now.  Hopefully by the time April 2021 rolls around, I'll be in a much better place and might even be able to attend this.

 


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