Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017

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  1. nsaspook

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    If I get a day off, I
    will prolly be in vicinity of Idaho Falls.
     
  3. wayneh

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    My mother-in-law lives in Marion, IL which is darn near ideal. I plan to be in that area for it, weather permitting. She may not make it that long, so I may be sleeping in my van.

    There's already a thread here on this topic.
     
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    Missed it. Maybe a MOD can move the thread there.

    I'll be camping out that night, all the rooms are booked but the casino is open 24/7 for food and drinks.
     
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    I don't have a problem with a hotel jacking up the price of their rooms to the market clearing price. I DO have a big problem with hotels cancelling confirmed reservations for the sole purpose of jacking up the price. I hope that there are lots of lawsuits. What I think would be a fair compensation would be what the common penalty is for writing a bad check in many states -- triple the damages. In this case, the damage is NOT the original confirmed rate, but rather the rate that the person would now have to pay. So if everyone is charging $1000/night, then the hotels that cancelled confirmed reservations should have to compensate each of those people $3000.
     
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    We are hoping to go up and see the eclipse and combine doing so with a multistate vacation along that path. We were planning of camping somewhere on the day of the eclipse, but will probably stay in motels for most of the rest of the trip. I wonder what the rates are going to be on either side of the eclipse? I would imagine that they have to be a lot closer to normal since people will flee in droves if they aren't.
     
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    On the subject of the total solar eclipse, it shows how dependent we are on the Sun which makes life possible.

    If it weren't for the Sun, we would all be driving around with our headlights on, carrying flashlights when we go outdoors, and burning candles in our homes. :)
     
  10. wayneh

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    No, we'd all be dead. :(
     
  11. Glenn Holland

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    Don't worry - The Sun's got at least 4.5 billion years before it turns into a red giant and envelops the earth.

    Then we all will be dead - except for the roaches that can survive anything!!! :(
     
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    I stopped at the prime viewing area for Oregon at Madras during my trip home. NO WAY I'm heading to see the Eclipse here. The National Guard is already setting up camps for the expected mass of people. I have a spot at a coworkers camp site there but plan watch it on the tube at home instead.
     
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