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    Need an eclipse viewing destination? Open invite!

    We’re three weeks out!

    If anyone is looking for a destination in the eclipse zone, we have property in the path of totality in Lenoir City, TN.



    It’s 3.3 acres along an airstrip. Big T Airport (80TN) for my pilot friends, though flying in is not an option. Just a few miles off I-75 and US321.

    Karen and I are inviting anyone who’d like to come a place from which to view the eclipse. Should be an unobstructed view from the runway, weather permitting, of course.

    What we have:

    Space for camping - tent or RV. Should be enough parking for cars, motorcycles or RVs.

    City water.

    Power - but just two 20A outlets on a temp pole. Should be enough to charge electronic devices but not to power an RV.

    PortaPotty


    What we don’t have:

    Any kind of RV hookups - plan on boondocking for a day or two if you have an RV.

    Not far away is a Petro gas station with dump facilities for $5, and an Ace Hardware that can fill propane tanks.


    Caution: no telling what traffic will be like. Might be a good idea to plan an arrival at least a day or two early.

    Anyway, if this sounds like a good idea, let me know at [email protected] if you plan on coming and I’ll send directions.

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    That's very good of you. We have some folks that may be at our place in Riceville.
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    Stupid eclipse. I have to work that weekend because of this event. Already working the actual day since it's during the week.


    Enjoy the eclipse.



    P.S. We have permission from work to go outside and experience the event. We even order the special glasses and have tinfoil hats, one with antennae. It's just having to work the preceding weekend which sucks.
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    Really nice offer for a unique opportunity. Good man Fast Eddie!
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    Don't know if we will even see it here.
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    Enough gawkers are expected in rural towns with totality that some local officials are worrying about the surge of 100,000 hungry thirty tired folks overloading infrastructure of little towns. Some places have been preparing for two years to keep visitors alive. Cell providers have been preparing to let customers Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and post blinding selfies “ All four nationwide carriers — AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint — are addressing the problem by rolling out surge capacity. Some are going to be cells on wheels, or COWs. Others are known as cells on light trucks, or COLTs. But whatever they're called, they're all designed to do one thing particularly well: Boost wireless capacity, in some cases by more than 300 percent"
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    We are prepared. We even have the tinfoil hats when we go outside to view the dark.


    This one is mine but we each have our own.
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    I'm trying to pick a place to go to see it out west but its a nice offer to see it in TN with fellow TW-ers

    looks like some place in Eastern Oregon or Idaho might be the least congested

    https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/statistics/

    I love eastern Oregon and I'm going to be in WA state on the 18th so I think Oregon gets the nod for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xracer View Post
    Don't know if we will even see it here.
    Depending on where you are in Florida, you should see somewhere between 80 and 90% coverage. That will definitely be noticeable.

    Eclipse Map.jpg
    Last edited by TW-Brian; 08-03-2017 at 04:56 PM. Reason: Added eclipse map
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    If you don’t have your viewing glasses and tin foil hat yet many vendors like 7-11 still have them, but beware of counterfiets. Welding goggles with a 12 rating or better can work, also making a projector is a safe option.
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