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Old 07-25-2017, 05:49 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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Old 07-26-2017, 06:52 PM   #42
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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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We plan to view in our backyard. We are projected to be at 95%.
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:04 PM   #44
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We are going to a Farmers Market in Anderson, SC, but we probably won't have the HC with us. We will be just back from a 9-day trip, then 1 day home, then headed to SC to stay at HoJo
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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!
Salem, Oregon. The capitol of Oregon, close to middle of total path. We are in wine country. Some wineries are have eclipse parties. I'm not sure I would like wine that early in the morning.
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:37 PM   #46
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Just wondered. I will be in Utah at the Bonneville Salt Flats "Speed Week" the week before. Plan to study the weather forecasts and intercept it somewhere between Idaho and Missouri.


Eclipse? I don't remember a camper by that name....
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:36 AM   #47
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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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We will be watching from Salem Oregon. Our local baseball team (Hillsboro Hops) is playing the Salem Volcanos that is hosting the game during the eclipse (Eclipsefest).
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:08 PM   #48
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Cool Eclipse camping in Missouri

For those planning a last minute trip to MO, the state parks in the path of totality are requiring a 3 night reservation (unless you managed to get yours in last winter!). The St Joseph area is projecting an extra 500,000 visitors and many farmers are renting out space for campers. We made reservations last winter to stop on the way to Wyoming, and are hoping to get there before traffic is "totally" insane.
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For those planning a last minute trip to MO, the state parks in the path of totality are requiring a 3 night reservation (unless you managed to get yours in last winter!). The St Joseph area is projecting an extra 500,000 visitors and many farmers are renting out space for campers. We made reservations last winter to stop on the way to Wyoming, and are hoping to get there before traffic is "totally" insane.
St Joseph area is the closest intercept for me. 5 hour drive. Hmmmmm.
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St Joseph area is the closest intercept for me. 5 hour drive. Hmmmmm.
I assume you mean five hours under normal conditions. Even though I am arriving at my site (in the totality) the day before, and leaving the day after, I am starting to become rather concerned about the mania and the borderline lunacy that seems to be developing. Your five-hour drive might take eight or nine hours.
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While it would be super cool to see in person, too much hassle for us. Pretty sure there will be lots of photos.
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The closest point for us would be southern Illinois - 930 miles away. Oh well, there's always April of 2024, and it will go right over our house!
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The closest point for us would be southern Illinois - 930 miles away. Oh well, there's always April of 2024, and it will go right over our house!
And that guest camping spot will be all developed by then, kewl. ;l
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While it would be super cool to see in person, too much hassle for us. Pretty sure there will be lots of photos.
There are also plenty of photos of super-models, but its not the same as dating one (which I hear can also be too much hassle)

I have been told that being in a total solar eclipse is a quasi-religious experience for many (and that a partial eclipse is nothing special). This is the best opportunity in my lifetime to find out.
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And that guest camping spot will be all developed by then, kewl. ;l
You know it! Campsite #1. Or as they say around here, numero uno.
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You know it! Campsite #1. Or as they say around here, numero uno.
Dibs.....
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We'll be watching it from our home in Northern California where it will be a 75% eclipse.

Has anyone looked at this website? 5 Best Places To Camp And See The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
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Well I did it! Stayed at step sons house near Knoxville, drove to Athens Tenn from there the morning of, which only took about an hour going.... and around 4 hours coming back. Was awesome, yes I took pictures. Including one of the tow vehicle being pulled up on a flat bed tow truck just outside the Cumberland Gap tunnel. The "Tennessee Welcomes You" sign was hidden by the tow truck.

Close enough for step son to bring out tow vehicle for camper, and Quality Towing of Middlesboro Ky was able to fix the Escape in time for a slightly delayed return trip but..... WE SAW IT! Right close to the center of totality, which might explain the 4 hour traffic jam leaving.

Check that off of my bucket list. Now the question is how early is too early try for early reservations to the one in 2024?
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We traveled with a daughter, son-in-law and 2 almost grown grandkids from the kitchen to the patio. (The daughter and her family came over the day before). We had a great view and the eclipse was TOTAL. Yard lights and street lights came on, the air temperature got about 5° cooler. Very busy but pleasant extended week-end.
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Check that off of my bucket list. Now the question is how early is too early try for early reservations to the one in 2024?
We think alike!

I am looking at a place near the 2024 eclipse centerline. It is VERY popular campground and the choice sites often go within minutes of the nine month reservation window opening. Add the attraction of the eclipse, and the demand will be so much greater. I think I better have some backup plans!
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