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Thursday, January 19, 2017

August road trip to look at darkness?



This August there's going to be a total eclipse of the sun that will be visible in the United States.



As you can see from the map, it looks like the best viewing will be around the area of western Kentucky. You will also notice that the track of the eclipse goes nowhere near my home in New Hampshire.

However, a very good friend of mine, lives in western Kentucky. He's invited a bunch of friends and family to join him for the viewing. It's very tempting to take him up on the offer. He has a first come first served offer. The first ones there can snag the bed in the guest room. After that it's tents in the yard. Actually, my lovely wife and I might just prefer the tent. That's how we roll.

At least we've time to think about it. I'm going to keep my schedule open just in case we decide to go on a road trip.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. I've seen one. It would be worth the trip even if it doesn't last long. And you'd be seeing friends.

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    1. I figure it's cool and a good excuse to see friends.

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  2. Sounds like plan-in-progress to me, Sixbears. Enjoy the planning and maybe the trip.

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    1. Summer is so busy we've got to check our schedule now.

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  3. Have seen a few of them in my lifetime, wo will not travel hundreds of miles to see this one.

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    1. I wouldn't do it just for show, but with a good friend right there, it's worth it.

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  4. Cool! I look forward to seeing photos if you go or from anyone who is in the right area.

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  5. This enters the US over Lincoln City, and goes right over our state capital, Salem, Oregon. When this news was first published last summer, all the campgrounds immediately were booked up, including the areas around Bend, Redmond. But we have a whole huge desert to pick a spot and camp in
    right under the path. Just watch out for snakes.

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    1. Kentucky is far enough from me, thank you very much, plus, I've a place to stay, so that's good.

      Looks like it's going to be good for business in a lot of places.

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