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[*] posted on 8-10-2017 at 06:48 PM


Kathie and I will watch it from her sisters house just outside of Salem. Their farmhouse is on a hill with a beautiful view of the city. It will be interesting to see how many lights come on.

One problem is that today you can't see Salem from their house because of all the forest fires. Hopefully, that will clear up.




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[*] posted on 8-11-2017 at 06:09 AM


We are heading to Casper Wyoming and will drive via the GPS southeast to a good place. Planing to be on the center-line of totality.
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[*] posted on 8-11-2017 at 07:21 AM


What a fascinating thread that awoke my passion for rare occurrences! Thanks to the contributors that makes it a pleasure to read...love the historical photo of Graham...hahaha.

I look forward to seeing trip reports from those of you fortunate enough to be able to travel to the sweet spots.

I remember being in GN in living in the old part of town where superstitions rule and everyone was telling me about what to do....like putting the red ribbon on the house and around pregnant ladies bellies and staying inside etc...cant remember the other ones. The government passed out glasses for all.

I sure hope I am around for 2024 for the next one here...who wants to make reservations...hahaha:coolup:!




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[*] posted on 8-11-2017 at 09:05 AM


I also saw the 91 eclipse. We were on the beach at La Playita just east of San Jose Del Cabo. That eclipse was just before noon so almost directly overhead and had a totality of about 5 minutes as I recall. Visually watching totality is like nothing else, that absolutely black hole in the sky surrounded by the sun's corona. No photo can do it justice.
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[*] posted on 8-12-2017 at 03:16 PM


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[*] posted on 8-12-2017 at 03:46 PM


I hope we will be watching it from our La Bocana house with friends, right on the front porch!



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[*] posted on 8-12-2017 at 03:57 PM
Excited Anticipation


One can hardly wait to read reports from those whose "Loss of Light" life-changing experience leads them to witness a crescendo of cosmic Karmic confluence resulting in an elevated self-awareness of ultimate knowledge and purpose.

Or, something like that.
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[*] posted on 8-12-2017 at 04:34 PM


Quote: Originally posted by MrBillM  

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[*] posted on 8-12-2017 at 04:44 PM


Quote: Originally posted by MrBillM  
One can hardly wait to read reports from those whose "Loss of Light" life-changing experience leads them to witness a crescendo of cosmic Karmic confluence resulting in an elevated self-awareness of ultimate knowledge and purpose.

Or, something like that.


I wouldn't claim any of those effects but seeing a total eclipse was quite a visual experience. Or maybe I'm just remembering the hallucinogens I took back in the 70's! ;)

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[*] posted on 8-12-2017 at 08:01 PM


In the western US and Canada, the abundance of forest fires, especially all the ones up in BC, may have a huge effect. I just drove back from North Vancouver Island over the last two days and the smoke was horrible everywhere; Wash, ORE, BC, you name it. Some improvement over the next couple days..........but the fires are still burning.

Then, again, it may only make it darker. And, really, I dont get off on looking at the sun being covered up as much as I like seeing the landscape change in the transitioning darkness. I am looking DOWN more than UP.

I will be near Cascade, ID., performing some volunteer work for USFS up by Warm Lake. My wife will be on the Whitewater/Rebel fire in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness in Oregon. She will still be in the path of totality (just barely) at the Hoodoo Ski Resort above Sisters, OR.
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[*] posted on 8-13-2017 at 07:53 AM


Quote: Originally posted by PaulW  
We are heading to Casper Wyoming and will drive via the GPS southeast to a good place. Planing to be on the center-line of totality.


Casper is good, the mountains above Dubois could be better.




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[*] posted on 8-13-2017 at 10:30 AM


We were on the beach trying to finish building our place about a mile South of Rancho Leonero for the '91 eclipse. We had 54 friends, relatives and "does anybody know who they are?" with us. Really am glad we saw it because it was way more of an experience than I ever imagined it would be. Will try to dig out some old photos and see how bad I can screw up my first photo posting attempt.
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[*] posted on 8-13-2017 at 08:25 PM


"Nebraskiii er bust" says I!!
"Damn the torpedoes" and full speed ahead!!
Leaving on a road trip---- So Cal to Mesquite Nv, Green River Utah, Denver and on to Grand Island Nebraska. Return trip, quien sabe??
This will be our 6th total eclipse. Baja, Caribbean, France, Africa, and Mediterranean.
Past memories include 1991 with Graham and Tim and M in La Paz and Todos Santos. Another is not having permission to go ashore in Tripoli because of our American passports! And game viewing in Africa and London and Paris and Greece and sooo much more!!
Despite a critic or two here, get there if you can. I can`t tell you why, but when you see it you will know!!!




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[*] posted on 8-13-2017 at 08:37 PM


I once flew my Lear Jet to Nova Scotia.......
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[*] posted on 8-13-2017 at 08:59 PM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
I once flew my Lear Jet to Nova Scotia.......


So you are the guy she was singing about!

You're so vain!

[Edited on 8-14-2017 by AKgringo]




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[*] posted on 8-13-2017 at 09:13 PM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
I once flew my Lear Jet to Nova Scotia.......


Oh no you did not Willard!! OK so I got carried away, but it`s really impossible to describe! Hey tried the Santini brewery. Liked the brews and the food looked great! Saw some pics on the wall from La Salina. Lobster, Wahoo, WSB!!
AK-- good one there, she does blabber about an eclipse!!




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[*] posted on 8-14-2017 at 08:07 AM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
I once flew my Lear Jet to Nova Scotia.......


So you are the guy she was singing about!

You're so vain!


AK - excellent catch!




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[*] posted on 8-14-2017 at 10:15 AM


Quote: Originally posted by StuckSucks  
Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
I once flew my Lear Jet to Nova Scotia.......


So you are the guy she was singing about!

You're so vain!


AK - excellent catch!


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[*] posted on 8-14-2017 at 10:20 AM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
I once flew my Lear Jet to Nova Scotia.......


So you are the guy she was singing about!

You're so vain!

[Edited on 8-14-2017 by AKgringo]


who'd you think it was,warren beatty? :lol:
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[*] posted on 8-19-2017 at 02:54 PM


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