I'm going to give a bit more general detail.
Plan 1. We will "meet/greet & eat breakfast" from 8AM 'til 9:45AM. During this time, get to know your/our new friends, down some breakfast, take some pics, whatever. At 9:45AM, there will be a short "meeting" in which I will expound that SAFETY is the first rule; no crossing yellow lines, no tires off the road at apexes no speeding through the towns and burgs we pass through. Very simple stuff.
At 10AM, we will
hit the road, period. In approximately 2 hours we will stop in Bedford IN for a short(no more than 15 min.) rest stop. This is NOT to be used to get a bite to eat UNLESS one has medical needs(aren't I thoughtful?) We will then continue our drive to our lunch location, The Story Inn, in Story IN. This section will take approximately 1:15. Again, during lunch, one can eat, gab, take pics, whatever, BUT, I hope to get back to driving in 1:15-:30. We will take another break at the previous location(again, a short REST stop), then complete the drive back to Greencastle IN for dinner.
The approximate time frame is 3:15 from breakfast to lunch, and ditto for the return trip, so around 6:30 + each individual's own travel time to and from the meet.
Plan 2. I HAD an idea to start the meet in a different location, but it would be much different, with much less time between meals. A meal would be eliminated, lunch, and just reverse the route to get to the late afternoon/early evening meal. This route would start at The Canyon Inn/McCormick's Creek SP in Spencer IN(breakfast + m&g) drive TO/THROUGH Story IN, and reverse the route for the late afternoon/early evening meal at a location "to be determined
". This would be around 4+ hours total driving time...
Plan 3. OR, plan #2, only start with lunch, do this drive and return for dinner. These are the restaurants times;
Breakfast: 7:00 - 10:30 AM
Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Dinner Fri-Sat: 5:00 - 8:30 PM. If we start with lunch and leave close to 1PM(~1:30 for meeting, lunch, pics) we could be back ~5PM for dinner.
I am avoiding bigger towns/cities/tourist-traps, due to traffic and stop lights/signs as these waste time. There will be no planned stops for pics. This is a driving meet, not
a photo-shoot meet, either way we do it.
So, anyone who IS interested, PLEASE make a post and give me your "vote". When I organized to first Spyder Meet I asked for input. I received NONE, so I did it my way. Some people weren't happy, but they NEVER gave me input. For the 2nd SM, I used "our" plan #1. People complained they weren't hungry at lunch or dinner, due to the relatively short time between meals(~2:30).
I don't want ANYONE to NOT have a good time, but my plan is to meet, eat and DRIVE
I know of only 4 people who have expressed interest(including myself), so, the poll is open, #1, #2 or #3... Let me know ASAP please.
Thank you, any and all, for your interest.