By the way, if you have reservations at a hotel anywhere on the path of totality, there are many reports coming out, both on the news and directly from a friend of mine who had it happen to her, that hotels are cancelling reservations left and right. My friend made reservations in Boise and got a call from the hotel a couple of days ago saying they were cancelling her reservation due to "maintenance" on the room. What a crock! People are coming in at the last minute and offering the hotels huge bucks for a room. So if you had planned on paying the standard rate, your reservation may be cancelled. Don't say I didn't warn you.
I'm just going to wing it. I live an hour and 20 minutes from Albany, which is in the path. I plan to leave the farm at about 2 or 3 a.m. on Monday and drive north on the 5, and maybe go partway on 99, until I am in the "zone." I'm bringing a tent, shade tarp and other camping gear, food and a good book, just in case I get stuck in traffic on the way back, I can find a field and set up a camp and wait. I have to go through Eugene to get home, and that is likely to be a big mess.
I still have eclipse glasses from the 2012 annular eclipse.
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
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