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Old 08-15-2017, 12:25 PM
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The eclipse

Got your viewing gear ready, lol?
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im off to the side.. plus its supposed to be cloudy here so doubt ill get to watch it..
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MOL the same here, but if needed, the time honored viewing device, a floppy, will be used once again.
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I'm going to carry on about my day as usual...and when someone asks if I watched 'oh yeah, the semi-darkness was creepy and that sun ring, oh man...I swear the birds stopped chirping and everything stood still'. I won't say I'm a prognosticator of any sorts...but I bet that's what's gonna happen.
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It was easier to copy it like this from my phone, but please listen to this!
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We have 2380 confirmed reservations from Thursday through Saturday night @ the airport. My head's exploding- I can't wrap my mind around that number. That means we had to bring in 1500 cars (over the 1100 on the ground), figure out where to park them, get them clean, and ultimately into a garage (164 car capacity) to be picked up.

And for the fun part- they'll all come back 1-2 days later. OMG.
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We have 2380 confirmed reservations from Thursday through Saturday night @ the airport. My head's exploding- I can't wrap my mind around that number. That means we had to bring in 1500 cars (over the 1100 on the ground), figure out where to park them, get them clean, and ultimately into a garage (164 car capacity) to be picked up.

And for the fun part- they'll all come back 1-2 days later. OMG.
^^^Wowsie! And still another reminder that regardless of what any sourpuss or killjoy says, there is an amazing interest in this thing!

Virtually every hotel/motel along the direct path is and has been booked. I'm hearing (like, it's hard to avoid) that the better campgrounds are all full. It's going to get interesting as far as restaurants and bars go, not to mention the food and grocery store supply thing. Gas supplies in places are in question and nobody knows what's going to happen. Remember, many of the towns people are flocking to are barely a map dot, and and in no way are set up to deal with these mass crowds. In fact I was wondering last week when I learned about peoples enthusiasm and keen interest in seeing it.......what's going to happen in a town of 200 people when 30,000 people show up to watch the event (actual numbers and expected guests that reflect a small town in Wyoming) and they all want to flush. No way in hell can the metro digest what, 150X it's design capacity.
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when we watched for mercury's transiting of the sun i used my sunglasses under my welding helmet...no blurred vision or dots like you get when you look into the flash bulb of the camera... got to see it transit.. was pretty cool..
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^^^Wowsie! And still another reminder that regardless of what any sourpuss or killjoy says, there is an amazing interest in this thing!

Virtually every hotel/motel along the direct path is and has been booked. I'm hearing (like, it's hard to avoid) that the better campgrounds are all full. It's going to get interesting as far as restaurants and bars go, not to mention the food and grocery store supply thing. Gas supplies in places are in question and nobody knows what's going to happen. Remember, many of the towns people are flocking to are barely a map dot, and and in no way are set up to deal with these mass crowds. In fact I was wondering last week when I learned about peoples enthusiasm and keen interest in seeing it.......what's going to happen in a town of 200 people when 30,000 people show up to watch the event (actual numbers and expected guests that reflect a small town in Wyoming) and they all want to flush. No way in hell can the metro digest what, 150X it's design capacity.
What FEW rooms are left are going for $1400/night in Casper. That makes a hotel during Sturgis seem like a bargain.
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