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John Stephens

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Re: Total Eclipse...anyone taking it in August 21, 2017?
« Reply #90 on: August 21, 2017, 10:44:05 PM »
A perfect day for my wife, the dogs and me to view the total eclipse from Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains. Only took 40 minutes to drive there from our RV park, but four hours to drive back.
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ArdraF

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Re: Total Eclipse...anyone taking it in August 21, 2017?
« Reply #91 on: August 21, 2017, 11:20:37 PM »
We saw a good bit of it in Glenwood Springs CO, although not totality.  The temperature also dropped a few degrees here and we thought maybe it wasn't quite as bright to the north as it had been earlier.  Our family in Greenville SC were in the totality zone and our grand-niece thought it special enough to call and tell us about how it got dark there.

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winona

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Re: Total Eclipse...anyone taking it in August 21, 2017?
« Reply #92 on: August 23, 2017, 09:43:05 PM »
Guess I was really lucky in DuQuoin, Illinois.  We had 2 minutes but farther south near Carbondale was to have 2 minutes 47 seconds or some such.  They wound up with about 20 seconds due to cloud cover.  We enjoyed the full eclipse, start to finish, with no cloud cover.  Absolutely awesome!  Cicadas started singing, could see stars, and the clouds around the horizon just glowed.  Not totally dark, but kind of a weird dark dusky.  Was worth sitting around Winona the Winnebago with friends and family!

Carbondale was predicting record traffic, sold out food and gas, etc. which didn't materialize, maybe too much hype.

What was fun to watch was the traffic on Google Maps.  The red lines of congestion followed the path of totality.  And yes, we waited till Tuesday to come home.
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InVogue

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Re: Total Eclipse...anyone taking it in August 21, 2017?
« Reply #93 on: September 24, 2017, 04:59:01 AM »
Well, since I started this post I figured I may as well come back to comment on it. The best laid plans...you know how that goes. While enroute to Idaho(we were in Yuba City area of Ca), we ran into a few issues on the way to our viewing of the Eclipse. First problem was the Transmission on the MH was acting up but I was still willing to attempt it until the second issue arrived. One of our Doggies (our 13 year old Cavalier, Cassie) made a trip to the Emergency Vet and unfortunately continued to the Rainbow Bridge. This was totally unexpected and put a real damper on the trip. We did view the partial Eclipse (via the funky glass's) and from what we observed, it was wonderful.

I planned almost a year in advance for this but life happens. Glad so many here got to see the totality I'll have to wait till next time.
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Roy M

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Re: Total Eclipse...anyone taking it in August 21, 2017?
« Reply #94 on: September 24, 2017, 01:28:45 PM »
We noticed a slight darkening but not really noticeable unless someone was looking for it.

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Re: Total Eclipse...anyone taking it in August 21, 2017?
« Reply #95 on: September 24, 2017, 03:33:04 PM »
We were in Glenwood Springs CO and saw most of it with the glasses shared by a neighbor.  The air temperature definitely got cooler as it progressed and the light dimmed but it wasn't almost dark as we saw in some places on TV.

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Lou Schneider

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Re: Total Eclipse...anyone taking it in August 21, 2017?
« Reply #96 on: September 24, 2017, 05:33:20 PM »
"Close" isn't good enough when talking about a total eclipse.  Even 97% totality lets enough light past to negate the darkness you experience with totality.

I was in Casper, WY right along the centerline of totality and it was quite the experience.

UTTransplant

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Re: Total Eclipse...anyone taking it in August 21, 2017?
« Reply #97 on: September 24, 2017, 07:20:37 PM »
We were 75 miles north of Boise Idaho with just over two minutes of totality. It was an even more amazing experiemce that I anticipated! Lou is right; close is nothing like the real thing.
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prnebs

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Re: Total Eclipse...anyone taking it in August 21, 2017?
« Reply #98 on: September 25, 2017, 12:40:38 AM »
Well, since I started this post I figured I may as well come back to comment on it. The best laid plans...you know how that goes. While enroute to Idaho(we were in Yuba City area of Ca), we ran into a few issues on the way to our viewing of the Eclipse. First problem was the Transmission on the MH was acting up but I was still willing to attempt it until the second issue arrived. One of our Doggies (our 13 year old Cavalier, Cassie) made a trip to the Emergency Vet and unfortunately continued to the Rainbow Bridge. This was totally unexpected and put a real damper on the trip. We did view the partial Eclipse (via the funky glass's) and from what we observed, it was wonderful.  planned almost a year in advance for this but life happens. Glad so many here got to see the totalityll have to wait till next time.

So sorry to hear about your friend Cassie, I'm sure there are great memories to help travel the bridge.
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WILDEBILL308

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Re: Total Eclipse...anyone taking it in August 21, 2017?
« Reply #99 on: September 28, 2017, 07:40:18 PM »
Sad to hear of your loss.
We were near Saint Louis and it was so cloudy and dark I never saw it even get darker :o.
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jackiemac

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Re: Total Eclipse...anyone taking it in August 21, 2017?
« Reply #100 on: September 28, 2017, 09:40:51 PM »
Well, since I started this post I figured I may as well come back to comment on it. The best laid plans...you know how that goes. While enroute to Idaho(we were in Yuba City area of Ca), we ran into a few issues on the way to our viewing of the Eclipse. First problem was the Transmission on the MH was acting up but I was still willing to attempt it until the second issue arrived. One of our Doggies (our 13 year old Cavalier, Cassie) made a trip to the Emergency Vet and unfortunately continued to the Rainbow Bridge. This was totally unexpected and put a real damper on the trip. We did view the partial Eclipse (via the funky glass's) and from what we observed, it was wonderful.

I planned almost a year in advance for this but life happens. Glad so many here got to see the totality I'll have to wait till next time.
How sad. Dogs enrich our lives so very much Nd they leave a big hole when they go. Sorry you missed the eclipse it was amazing. You can always plan for the next one. Big hugs being sent.
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InVogue

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Re: Total Eclipse...anyone taking it in August 21, 2017?
« Reply #101 on: September 29, 2017, 06:51:51 PM »
Thank You all for your kind words for our LiL Girl, Cassie.....
Seeing the partial Eclipse just makes us want to get the whole experience even more. I'll be planning on it....
Thanks again!
96 Vogue Prima Vista
Our Girl- Mollie, Cavalier, Humphrie our Mini Schnauzer and Georgie our Wire Haired Weiner dog.  RIP our little Rubie and Sweet Maggie and Cassie

 

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