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odiousgambit
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March 23rd, 2017 at 4:28:39 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

Another WoV member had suggested to me that we might get together at the Harrah's in Cherokee, NC for some entertainment combined with an eclipse viewing



that was me I think!

I have also made a cancellable hotel reservation - anyone else interested, get cracking as they are going fast.

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SOOPOO
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March 23rd, 2017 at 4:55:10 AM permalink
Quote: Doc



Just out of curiosity, how many other folks might be interested in having some August fun at one or both of the Cherokee casinos and watching an eclipse in Andrews, NC?



Just a freaking coincidence, but I will be off work that Monday. I'm a maybe.

What motel did you book?
SOOPOO
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March 23rd, 2017 at 5:01:24 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Nope. The school year starts early here in Vegas.



I feel like I'm Lavar Ball going after Lebron James, but here goes! When my kids were your kids ages, we also rarely took them out of school for things like Disney trips, or other non educational type events. I think this once in a generation event would qualify as a better experience than the single day of school they would miss on August 21. And with YOU as the dad, it would be an easy educational moment. We took our kids to the Galapagos Islands and they missed a week of school. Best education decision we could have made. With advance notice we had their homework, lectures, etc.
Doc
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March 23rd, 2017 at 6:58:14 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Just a freaking coincidence, but I will be off work that Monday. I'm a maybe.

What motel did you book?

Comfort Suites in Cherokee for 8/20. Quality Inn in Andrews for 8/21.

Quote: SOOPOO (to the Wizard about taking his family to see the eclipse)

I think this once in a generation event would qualify as a better experience than the single day of school they would miss on August 21.

In 1982, I had the opportunity to spend a month on a consulting assignment for the UN in Cyprus. In order to get spousal approval to be away that long, I agreed to take my wife and older son on a visit to England, Egypt, and Greece on my way to Cyprus.

At the time, my sons were 9 and 1. The younger one was too young for such a trip, and the older one was in elementary school. His teacher endorsed the idea of his going on the trip, as did the administrators. The only requirements were that he prepare and present a report of his experiences for his classmates and catch up on his school work upon his return. He did a very good job of both of those, and we felt the trip was an excellent educational experience for him.
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March 23rd, 2017 at 7:17:36 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

that was me I think!

I have also made a cancellable hotel reservation - anyone else interested, get cracking as they are going fast.

Yes, indeed, you are the "WoV member" I referred to. Since our communications were by P.M., I thought it best (in terms of complying with forum rules) that I not identify you in my post.
SOOPOO
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March 23rd, 2017 at 7:32:07 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

Comfort Suites in Cherokee for 8/20. Quality Inn in Andrews for 8/21.



Starting to formulate a plan. Fly to Atlanta Friday night August 18. Hopefully older son (Son of SOOPOO) is interested and will drive up from Gainesville. Also hopefully younger son will fly down with me from Buffalo. I have a bunch of friends in Atlanta so will stay with one of them Friday and Saturday nights. Drive up to stay in Comfort Suites Sunday morning and meet up with whoever is attending what I will now be calling WoVEclipseNC. Drive to Andrews for Eclipse Monday morning, then drive back to Atlanta and fly home. GF will of course be invited but I doubt she will be interested.
Ayecarumba
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March 23rd, 2017 at 8:22:24 AM permalink
FYI, if anyone is headed to Idaho, BYU-Idaho has set up a web page to take free reservations for a space on their campus in Rexburg to watch the event. They are about as close as you can get to the middle of the shadow, and can accommodate large groups.

I wonder how many other people in the USA would be as surprised as me to learn that BYU has a campus in Idaho?
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Ibeatyouraces
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March 23rd, 2017 at 8:34:28 AM permalink
You all better hope that the weather cooperates!!
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March 23rd, 2017 at 8:44:11 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

You all better hope that the weather cooperates!!



Were I a betting man, I'd bet that viewing conditions will be fine, at least here in the West.

see: cloudy day statistics
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Ibeatyouraces
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March 23rd, 2017 at 8:56:29 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

Were I a betting man, I'd bet that viewing conditions will be fine, at least here in the West.

see: cloudy day statistics


Past stats mean nothing.
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