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Comptech

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I drove down from Portland (99% eclipse totality) about 50 miles south to the 100% totality zone, and it was awesome.  There were big big fears about traffic (1 million additional people came to Oregon for this) and some 7 hours after the eclipse, people are still stuck in traffic trying to get back to Portland.  Lucky for me, I brought a friend who acted as navigator, and we used technology to our advantage (Waze traffic app) to find back roads to get there and back in only 90 minutes each way.  Can't believe so many people got on the main roads.  

Love it when a plan comes together.  

 Biggest problem I see is Charlotte was not in totality!

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Ooops quoted the wrong post. Oh well totality is something to see, words can not describe it. Hours later I am still in awe.
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ok..ya'll check out this picture of eclipse watchers here..what's wrong with this and why? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article168535672.html

Not proper eye protection?...Here we made up some solar glasses using old undevoleped film taped over sunglasses...Great time...97% here ...Not 100% so we could not take off our makeshift glasses. 16.jpg 


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Hockey call me so I can give you a idea what totality looked like. Words can not describe it but I can get you close.
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Very attractive group there, Hockeynut.  Must be your in-laws.  [biggrin]
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ok..ya'll check out this picture of eclipse watchers here..what's wrong with this and why? 
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article168535672.html 

I think we posted at the same time, so I didn't see this.  A great question.  My guess is, there's a bunch of unused BUD's going to waste?  

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We were down in Gallatin TN totality duration was 2:40 and the whole group was awed. I wore a silly grin for a while pretty much until I got back in the car. Took us about twice as long as it should have to get here near Cinci. Well worth the hassle.
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75 % Totality in Northern California.
Some overcast blocking the start, but soon cleared off.

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Hockeynut i love the party supplies: moon pies and beer
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Were about in SC Jmnet. If Greenville area PM me if you have trouble finding a hotel.


Actually stayed in myrtle beach. Planned this trip a while ago. Tried to drive towards Georgetown and got about 20 miles or so in three hours. We got ourselves into the path of totality about 20 minutes or so into the eclipse. the clouds cleared and got to see 36 seconds of totality. Was hoping to get further south, but never expected that traffic. Met people from NC, Canada, NY and others. Never expected that in a Walgreen's parking lot. With all the traffic and such, it was well worth it. It was an awesome experience. Even had a chance to thank an army vet and his grand daughter with my spare pair of eclipse glasses since they forgot theirs.

2024 touches northwestern PA, much closer to home for the next one.


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GREENVILLE, SC....18 min video in 1 minute.
a 360 horizon shot going from light to dark and back...pretty kool..

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4 MINS.......

AND THE ECLIPSE.....

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The only one I remember other than this one was in 1994. I was in Rochester, NY at the time.
No one around here seems to remember it, but I do.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_May_10,_1994

Next one will pass right over me in 2024, almost 30 years to the day.
Similar path as the one in 1994..
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/missing-2017s-total-solar-eclipse-start-planning-for-the-next-one-in-2024/70002507

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Mr. Bud, why did you go to Maggie?
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Mr. Bud, why did you go to Maggie?


COMP, THANX FOR ASKIN....
MY WONDERFUL 82 YEAR OLD MUM HAS A SUMMER PLACE THERE...
6 MOS THERE AND 6 MOS IN G'VILLE....EVERY YEAR.

I'M HER TRANSPORT TEAM....LOL
SHE CALLS THE SHOTS....
I'M DRIVIN MISS DAISY.....8 YEARS NOW....

1-26 WAS CRAZY TODAY....NORTH AND SOUTH[eek]

BUD


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