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An Impromptu Meet Up Anyone?

 

“From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there’s nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.” Hilaire Belloc 

And with the immortal words of the immortal Belloc in mind, I wonder if I might invite any of you in the Carlisle, Pennsylvania area (or within reasonable driving distance), to a hastily arranged Meet Up? My chariot is back in the body shop while they restore her to showroom splendor in preparation for my first NASCAR appearance in a few weeks. I’ll let you know more about the details as I learn them, but I’ll evidently be taking a lap at a major race in the Ride of Pride. But first, we’ve got to replace that section that Bambi tore up, which gives me a little down time. 

It’s not often that I’m able to stay in one place long enough to arrange anything like this, so I want to take full advantage of it. How does Friday sound? Early evening or late afternoon? I’m within walking distance of a Chili’s here in Carlisle, though if anyone knows of a better place, I’m certainly open to that. Think of it as a summit of joyful noise, or a conclave of laughter and friends, with your amicable over the road truck driver here as host. Whadaya think?

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  1. Profile photo of Colin B Lane Inactive

    I wish Indianapolis were a little closer to Carlisle.

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    • February 20, 2013 at 1:38 am
  2. Profile photo of Colin B Lane Inactive

    PS, if you’re ever this way, I’ll treat you to some decent Cajun food at Yats. It might make you feel like you’re home.

    • #2
    • February 20, 2013 at 1:39 am
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    Dave Carter Post author
    Colin B Lane: I wish Indianapolis were a little closer to Carlisle. · 3 minutes ago

    Well, if you start now…

    • #3
    • February 20, 2013 at 1:42 am
  4. Profile photo of Whiskey Sam Inactive

    If my Jeep weren’t in the shop, I’d be sore tempted to make the drive up.

    • #4
    • February 20, 2013 at 1:55 am
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    Dave Carter Post author
    Whiskey Sam: If my Jeep weren’t in the shop, I’d be sore tempted to make the drive up. · 6 minutes ago

    Cab fare would be pretty steep,…. I understand.

    • #5
    • February 20, 2013 at 2:03 am
  6. Profile photo of Caryn Member

    I’m 5-6 hours away. Could do it tomorrow, but not Friday. Maybe next time…

    • #6
    • February 20, 2013 at 2:14 am
  7. Profile photo of Antiphon Inactive

    What?! On the “west shore” (as we locals used to say)? Not fair. I grew up in Hershey and would definitely swing by if I was visiting the folks.

    Walk up the road into town and hit the Market Cross Pub, on the square.

    • #7
    • February 20, 2013 at 2:17 am
  8. Profile photo of Wordcooper Member

    I am an hour away in Lancaster, PA, so I may be able to join you. Evening is best. It would be an honor to meet you. I have no preference for meeting place, having never stopped in Carlisle.

    • #8
    • February 20, 2013 at 2:40 am
  9. Profile photo of katievs Inactive

    I’m a little farther off than Wordcooper. That “wintry mix” forecast for Friday is a bit daunting.

    • #9
    • February 20, 2013 at 2:45 am
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    Dave Carter Post author

    Wordcooper,…sounds wonderful! Chili’s is about the best thing within walking distance of me, although there’s a Cracker Barrel nearby too. I’m on foot, so my knowledge of the area is limited to what I can see from the hotel.

    Katievs and everyone else: I may be here Saturday as well,…so if that makes things easier, I’m open to looking at that day as well. My schedule is as open as Nancy Pelosi’s head, so the consensus works for me.

    • #10
    • February 20, 2013 at 2:51 am
  11. Profile photo of Wordcooper Member

    It looks like

    Market Cross Pub & Brewery
    113 N Hanover St (717) 258-1234

    http://www.marketcrosspub.com

    is 1 mile north of the Chili’s. It gets good reviews in Yelp.

    • #11
    • February 20, 2013 at 2:53 am
  12. Profile photo of Fricosis Guy Coolidge

    Sorry, I moved some work stuff into Friday meetings…can’t play hooky now.

    Ever make the run up I-91 between New Haven, CT , Springfield, MA, and points north (84 in CT works too)? Let me know when/if…

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    • February 20, 2013 at 2:54 am
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    Dave Carter Post author
    Fricosis Guy: Sorry, I moved some work stuff into Friday meetings…can’t play hooky now.

    Ever make the run up I-91 between New Haven, CT , Springfield, MA, and points north (84 in CT works too)? Let me know when/if… · 21 minutes ago

    There’s a large truck stop in Willington, I think, on I-84 that I frequent when I’m in the area. I’ll let you know next time I’m there! 

    • #13
    • February 20, 2013 at 3:17 am
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    Dave Carter Post author
    Wordcooper: It looks like

    Market Cross Pub & Brewery
    113 N Hanover St (717) 258-1234

    http://www.marketcrosspub.com

    is 1 mile north of the Chili’s. It gets good reviews in Yelp. · 23 minutes ago

    Edited 23 minutes ago

    That looks wonderful!! I may need a ride though.

    • #14
    • February 20, 2013 at 3:21 am
  15. Profile photo of Fricosis Guy Coolidge

    Yup, know the TA you’re talking about. Love to front you a Dunkin’ and help you decompress after running 84 through Hartford. 

    Dave Carter
    Fricosis Guy: Sorry, I moved some work stuff into Friday meetings…can’t play hooky now.

    Ever make the run up I-91 between New Haven, CT , Springfield, MA, and points north (84 in CT works too)? Let me know when/if… · 21 minutes ago

    There’s a large truck stop in Willington, I think, on I-84 that I frequent when I’m in the area. I’ll let you know next time I’m there! · 11 minutes ago

    • #15
    • February 20, 2013 at 3:39 am
  16. Profile photo of dash Inactive

    I regret that I am about 4000 miles away–just a stone’s throw away from the birthplace of Hilaire Belloc in point of fact (if you have a good arm, and I do), but otherwise it would have been a pleasure.

    • #16
    • February 20, 2013 at 4:30 am
  17. Profile photo of Stuart Creque Member

    Dave, please alert us when next you’re headed to the San Francisco Bay Area.

    • #17
    • February 20, 2013 at 5:36 am
  18. Profile photo of Wordcooper Member

    Not a problem. Just look for a Subaru Forester with kid stickers all over the back windows. It will be hard to miss. I will be sure to take the car seats out of the back so there is enough room for Mr. Fontenot too.

    Dave Carter

    I may need a ride though. · 14 hours ago

    • #18
    • February 20, 2013 at 6:16 am
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    Dave Carter Post author
    Stuart Creque: Dave, please alert us when next you’re headed to the San Francisco Bay Area. · 54 minutes ago

    Stuart, I drove through there a couple of years ago, but I could find no truck parking! I assume people want stuff on the store shelves,… but I gathered they didn’t want the trucks anywhere around because I found nothing in the way of safe and legal places to park. That’s the primary challenge in many locations.

    • #19
    • February 20, 2013 at 6:33 am
  20. Profile photo of dash Inactive
    katievs: I mean to go to Paris in the Fall, Dash. And when I do, I’m hoping you’ll be willing to meet for coffee. · 11 hours ago

    I was hoping for single malt, but coffee will do…

    That sounds great, I’d love to. (And Dave if you can fit your truck on the roads here without crushing rows and rows of parked Smart cars, you’d be welcome too).

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    • February 20, 2013 at 6:35 am
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    Dave Carter Post author
    dash: I regret that I am about 4000 miles away–just a stone’s throw away from the birthplace of Hilaire Belloc in point of fact (if you have a good arm, and I do), but otherwise it would have been a pleasure. · 2 hours ago

    Thanks, dash. Perhaps we could have a meet up at Belloc’s birthplace!

    • #21
    • February 20, 2013 at 6:36 am
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    I mean to go to Paris in the Fall, Dash. And when I do, I’m hoping you’ll be willing to meet for coffee.

    • #22
    • February 20, 2013 at 6:57 am
  23. Profile photo of Habumike Inactive

    Hmmmmm. Wish I could go. But will there be snow? We’re going to get it tomorrow (Thursday) here in Nebraska. Hope that won’t put a damper on the event.

    • #23
    • February 20, 2013 at 6:57 am
  24. Profile photo of katievs Inactive

    Dave, I’m going to be thinking about Friday. Will let you know if it looks like it might work.

    • #24
    • February 20, 2013 at 6:57 am
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    dash
    katievs: I mean to go to Paris in the Fall, Dash. And when I do, I’m hoping you’ll be willing to meet for coffee. · 11 hours ago

    I was hoping for single malt, but coffee will do…

    That sounds great, I’d love to. (And Dave if you can fit your truck on the roads here without crushing rows and rows of parked Smart cars, you’d be welcome too). · 23 minutes ago

    Single malt even better.

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    • February 20, 2013 at 6:59 am
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    Dave Carter Post author
    katievs: Dave, I’m going to be thinking about Friday. Will let you know if it looks like it might work. · 3 minutes ago

    🙂

    • #26
    • February 20, 2013 at 7:01 am
  27. Profile photo of katievs Inactive

    Wait, ack! O rats. I just remembered Friday is a class night.

    This is what I get for not writing things down.

    • #27
    • February 20, 2013 at 7:13 am
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    Dave Carter Post author
    katievs: Wait, ack! O rats. I just remembered Friday is a class night.

    This is what I get for not writing things down. · 7 minutes ago

    I’ll help you with your homework then. Wait,…are you teaching? I’ll help with the lesson plan. Take ’em on a field trip.

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    • February 20, 2013 at 7:21 am
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    Dave Carter
    katievs: Wait, ack! O rats. I just remembered Friday is a class night.

    This is what I get for not writing things down. · 7 minutes ago

    I’ll help you with your homework then. Wait,…are you teaching? I’ll help with the lesson plan. Take ’em on a field trip. · 42 minutes ago

    Mr. Katievs is the teacher. I assist, and host. It’s at our house, every second Friday evening. I’d forgotten it was this week. Dang it.

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    • February 20, 2013 at 8:06 am
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    katievs
    dash
    katievs: I mean to go to Paris in the Fall, Dash. And when I do, I’m hoping you’ll be willing to meet for coffee. · 11 hours ago

    I was hoping for single malt, but coffee will do…

    That sounds great, I’d love to. (And Dave if you can fit your truck on the roads here without crushing rows and rows of parked Smart cars, you’d be welcome too). · 23 minutes ago

    Single malt even better. · 1 hour ago

    Katievs and Dash in Paris seeping malt? I don’t even want to think of Fred Cole’s reaction 😀 ( I kid). 

    • #30
    • February 20, 2013 at 8:16 am
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