After the eclipse, and a half-hour wait for ice cream, I hit the road yesterday afternoon. Because of eclipse traffic I decided to take the longer, traffic-free route I-85S -> I-77S -> I-20W to the ITP estate. I arrived home at 11:30pm.
I got a late start this morning, and have no time for a real blog post.
Just finished moving the lawn. Trimmed, blower. Hot/humid.
My 30+ year old Craftsman mower started, first pull. First pull I tell ‘ya.
2017 Solar Eclipse wrap-up:
I must say “97%” was not as impressive as I’d hoped.
Next time I’m “flying my Lear Jet to Nova Scotia…”
Too tired to type anymore.
73 de JG/HamWithCam
95% made me understand why people travel for totality.
Ham, you’re so vain… 😉
We went to Murphy MC to watch the eclipse. Hard to describe how cool it was, afternoon sun set, crickets chirping, eerily quiet during totality, then sunrise and return to normal. It may not be for everybody but that experience I will not soon forget.
Traffic home sucked but still totally worth it.
Glad you had a good trip to Raleigh.
Much fun, but a long drive home. Saw someone get a speeding ticket ahead of me, glad it wasn’t during the time that I was doing 80mph.
After the fact, I wish I had done the totality thing, but it really wasn’t in the cards for us work wise.
2024 – maybe we will plan ahead & do a roadtrip.
We have glasses – if only we can stash them somewhere & find them again in 7 years.
Lol. Chance of me having these glasses in 2024 are < 1%
let me know when you are ready to get emails about selling your Phoenix rego.
you need to go to the website to the hashing tickets section to set up the transfer.
I’m guessing you will get many emails once I post it on FB.
Also – what email addy do you want to use?
They frown on selling it for more than $199 – fyi…..
I will set this up with you tomorrow. Thanks!
Oh, I have no interest in price gauging, I’m just looking to recover some money.
I know, you just want your money back – but some people were selling for a higher price, and since everyone knows everyone paid $199 – there was a huge uproar about it. Kind of funny really.
Glad we made the call we did going to SC. Driving back down US 1 was a PITA, but once we got on 20 it was pretty much clear sailing. Stopped at Nacho Mamma’s in downtown Augusta for an early dinner and was home by a quarter to 9. Ollie is a pretty good traveler, but always likes the AC blowing on him- even in the house- so wants to sit up front (or drive).
Debbie is already making plans for the 2024 eclipse- April 8 (day after our anniversary) and maybe heading to San Antonio, where totality will be 4 minutes! I’m in!
ooooohhhhh – we may have to join you on the TX trip – since its our anniversary week too! And- I’ve never been to San Antonio.
We should watch near one of the bat caves and see if they get fooled into coming out.
It really was an awe inspiring experience. I didn’t take any photos because I wanted to thoroughly soak it all in. No wonder ancient cultures attached myths to it, it’s eerie af.
I have always been impressed that humans figured out the math necessary to accurately predict eclipses.