I happen to live in the path of totality. I will be able to see it from my yard, or just walk down my dirt road to a field where there are fewer huge trees to get a better view.
I hear that the Oregon transportation department expects the roadways to resemble a giant parking lot during the event. The reason is that the path of totality is south of Portland and north of Eugene. (The path of totality goes through the state capital of Salem.) So, people in the two major population centers, the ones who didn't plan ahead, will be driving to try to see it at the last minute. This is not recommended!
Of course, other states will have the experience, including Wyoming, Nebraska, Kentucky and South Carolina.
Campgrounds and lodgings along the path of totality have been booked for months.
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
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