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SOOPOO
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March 26th, 2017 at 8:17:45 AM permalink
Doc- We will only be spending one night in North Carolina, and I have decided to stay with the rest of you in Cherokee at that Comfort Suites there. I can get a room with 2 queen beds and a couch so all 3 of us can fit. It is an extra 50 minutes by google maps but in totality that is not a big deal as the accomodations look much nicer and there is the bigger casino nearby. I will not be staying Monday night. We will probably be leaving directly after the eclipse, which seems to be around an hour and a half after the total eclipse finishes, and heading back to Atlanta. The 45 minute drive to Andrews is insignificant. So if I were you I would stay in Cherokee Monday night rather than a less attractive place in Andrews proper.

Looking forward to it.
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March 26th, 2017 at 8:32:47 AM permalink
Just something to think about: When you leave Andrews after the eclipse, if you take the direct route back to Atlanta, you will be driving almost right by the Cherokee Valley River Casino (have to turn left onto the property and up/around a hill to the casino building), and you might want to take a look at the place even if you don't have time to play.

I will look further into the possibility of changing my motel arrangement for Monday night. There is one related issue: I booked my room in Cherokee directly with Choice Hotels/Comfort Suites. In many cases, Harrah's is not willing to offer a comped/discounted room at the Cherokee Casino Hotel to a low roller like me, but they will offer subsidized rooms at other local hotels, sometimes even at this same Comfort Suites. I haven't checked into that yet at all, and it may be too far in the future for Harrah's to want to discuss such a thing with me.
SOOPOO
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March 26th, 2017 at 8:39:56 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

Just something to think about: When you leave Andrews after the eclipse, if you take the direct route back to Atlanta, you will be driving almost right by the Cherokee Valley River Casino (have to turn left onto the property and up/around a hill to the casino building), and you might want to take a look at the place even if you don't have time to play.

I will look further into the possibility of changing my motel arrangement for Monday night. There is one related issue: I booked my room in Cherokee directly with Choice Hotels/Comfort Suites. In many cases, Harrah's is not willing to offer a comped/discounted room at the Cherokee Casino Hotel to a low roller like me, but they will offer subsidized rooms at other local hotels, sometimes even at this same Comfort Suites. I haven't checked into that yet at all, and it may be too far in the future for Harrah's to want to discuss such a thing with me.



My guess is these two nights we low rollers will get nada. I also booked directly through the Choice Hotels/Comfort Suites website.
SOOPOO
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March 29th, 2017 at 1:19:08 PM permalink
Is it just Doc and Mrs Doc, Odious and Mrs. Odious, me and my two sons? No other mid easterners interested?
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Thanks for this post from:
smoothgrh
June 2nd, 2017 at 6:56:18 AM permalink
To help get the forum in the mood, here is a link to my blog entry about my last total eclipse: Total Eclipse.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
rsactuary
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June 2nd, 2017 at 7:07:31 AM permalink
Can anyone suggest some proper eyewear to purchase and where to do that?
Joeman
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June 2nd, 2017 at 8:09:24 AM permalink
I got some from Amazon. They claim to give full protection, and are CE certified. I'll let you know on 8/22 if I can still see or not.
"Dealer has 'rock'... Pay 'paper!'"
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June 2nd, 2017 at 8:27:08 AM permalink
You can also use TWO sheets of welders glass.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
billryan
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June 2nd, 2017 at 8:42:13 AM permalink
Mama always told me not to look into the eye's of the sun
But ,Mama, that's where the fun is
It's what you do and not what you say If you're not part of the future then get out of the way
rsactuary
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June 2nd, 2017 at 8:49:41 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

I got some from Amazon. They claim to give full protection, and are CE certified. I'll let you know on 8/22 if I can still see or not.



Yes, I looked on Amazon.. and it's the "they claim" part that has me concerned. :-)

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