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Getting ready for the eclipse trip [Aug. 5th, 2017|10:09 pm]
Judy Anderson (yduJ)

I'm posting this from my kindle, testing it as a computing platform, thinking not to bring a real computer. It's better than the phone because it is larger, but the O/S stinks. I read on the net about hacking your kindle to be regular android, but somehow I doubt I'm going to bother.

Chaos is erupting; we learned that the town of Madras, where we thought to view the eclipse, is expecting 100,000 visitors. We think maybe we should not be part of that. Unfortunately, we made a tactical error in choosing a nice rental house an hours drive from centerline, outside of totality, rather than a crummy motel inside totality. If we were anywhere inside, we could give up on centerline and just walk. However, we will have to drive, somewhere. We are thinking to go a little further east and then go as far north as traffic will allow, and in any case, to get up way early to do it. Cross our fingers that it will work!

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[User Picture]From: crayonbeam
2017-08-09 04:27 pm (UTC)
Pack as if you won't be able to get any resources for the full day - car full of water, food, and maybe a blanket that can be used to create a private place to pee off the side of the road.

Sorry to be fear mongering + helpy but I do think there will be some epic bad traffic.

I hope the skies are clear!!
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[User Picture]From: nosrednayduj
2017-08-09 04:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm with the program. I'm even having the supplies purchased in California by my parents, who are driving up to meet us in Bend. We had a long chat making a shopping list. We're planning not to go to the grocery store in Bend at all.
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