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Old 07-24-2017, 05:40 AM   #29
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I'm heading to Alberta to get married that week. My bachelor "party" is mountain climbing in the days before. Me and some friends are hoping to be on a summit to take it in. It will be about 77% but should still be a cool experience.
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Congratulations! Great bachelor party! Remember Who to thank.
Should be a spectacular reminder for us all.
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:59 AM   #31
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We're headed to Alliance, NE. Reserved our spot 01/01/17. The town is pulling out all the stops! We will be dry camping at the Toadstock music festival over the weekend.
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Music fills the air :)

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Toadstock music festival over the weekend.
Is that like Woodstock? Didn't make it there personally.... dating myself here I was old enough but Momma let me go? Not.

Nashville most likely here will have Dollyish country music, Gospel, and bluegrass. Dollywood sure will. Pretty close to the full zone on viewing. Would be a great view on top of our mountains here.

Wouldn't be at all surprised to hear Amazing Grace country style for sure. The Creator blessed us muchly here with His spectacular scenery. He doesn't like "religion" which is ritualization. He is Love look around.
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:09 AM   #33
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We are doing the same thing. I booked the trip last year before learning of the eclipse. Anyone viewing in Portland OR? We could have a FGRV meet and greet for the event.

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I believe Portland in North of the total eclipse path.
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:15 AM   #34
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Smile Land Between the Lakes

Headed to Land Between the Lakes. Looks like they have a planetarium there and some special activities. Hoping for clear skies!!
Then 3 days in Nashville and another 3 days in Alabama (little River Canyon).
Life is good (those are my eclipse glasses)
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:19 AM   #35
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Is that like Woodstock? Didn't make it there personally.... dating myself here I was old enough but Momma let me go? Not.

Nashville most likely here will have Dollyish country music, Gospel, and bluegrass. Dollywood sure will. Pretty close to the full zone on viewing. Would be a great view on top of our mountains here.

Wouldn't be at all surprised to hear Amazing Grace country style for sure. The Creator blessed us muchly here with His spectacular scenery. He doesn't like "religion" which is ritualization. He is Love look around.

Yes, like Woodstock but without Country Joe and the Fish or Ten Years after!! Peace, love, and mud!! Hopefully no mud though, we want clear skies
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Old 07-24-2017, 01:19 PM   #36
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Last January we made reservations for the Benton Oaks RV Park, thinking it would be fun to visit our friends in Corvalis and see the eclipse at the same time. Now we are hearing about the crowds and predicted traffic problems etc. Never even thought about that. Our friends are advising us it is probably best to watch the event from the Fairgrounds where we are camping! We will see them when things hopefully calm down...
We bought some inexpensive "eclipse glasses" from Amazon. Anyone know if that is adequate to actually see anything, or what should we be using??
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Yes, like Woodstock but without Country Joe and the Fish or Ten Years after!! Peace, love, and mud!! Hopefully no mud though, we want clear skies
Ah you better watcchit should you come down here... there are actually NO JOKE redneck campouts just for mud wrestling HA!

Oh my cousin said they have them in Ohio too (around Logan closeby Hocking Hills State Park). So I guess redneckiness has no boundaries.

We spent 2 muddy nights at Mud Hollow (Fall Hollow) in Hohenwald on our Oliver shake out. Have pix of it in album.

NO more mud for us.
Minimum is gravel.

Paved even better. With some grass on the side of course.
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Last January we made reservations for the Benton Oaks RV Park, thinking it would be fun to visit our friends in Corvalis and see the eclipse at the same time. Now we are hearing about the crowds and predicted traffic problems etc. Never even thought about that. Our friends are advising us it is probably best to watch the event from the Fairgrounds where we are camping! We will see them when things hopefully calm down...
We bought some inexpensive "eclipse glasses" from Amazon. Anyone know if that is adequate to actually see anything, or what should we be using??
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AvisJo - We bought ours from Amazon and tried them on looking directly at the sun. They are amazing how they block everything out, but you can see the sun without any problems! All set for the 21st. Just hope we're not going to have rain that day!!!!!
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I got a 10-pack of name brand specs (American Paper Optics) on Amazon. They came today. They say right on them to not look thru them at direct sun for more than 3 min straight, but intermittent viewing over a longer period is ok.

Any time there is even just a little bit of direct sun peeking over one edge of the moon, like a bright diamond shining, one must use the specs. A 1-2 minute period of full eclipse will occur in the pathway, during which one may safely view without protective specs. My son says stars should be visible at that time, too.
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We're headed to Alliance, NE. Reserved our spot 01/01/17. The town is pulling out all the stops! We will be dry camping at the Toadstock music festival over the weekend.
A little over a year ago we stopped in Alliance to see Carhenge (a fun place to see!) and they had posters at the ticket desk announcing a big party on 8/21/17. The places on the path are trying to make the best of it. I'll be looking for a place on a back road, hopefully away from any big crowds.
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:49 AM   #41
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We are staying at a winery outside of Salem for the eclipse, should a hoot!!!
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Salem,?? - where? If it is not on the path of totality, you will need a lot of wine to make up for the difference!
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