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    Solar eclipse over North America 2017

    On Monday Aug 21st, a total solar eclipse may be viewed over certain portions of the U.S.

    In my my region, areas in the State of Idaho are expecting a large influx of people, wishing to catch the "full" eclipse.

    Here's a rough guideline for visitors, from a local sheriff. 5555

    Sheriff?s 7 tips for eclipse travelers: ?Our wildlife will kill you, it will hurt the whole time you are dying? ? St George News


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    Gotta' love it...IDAHO, my own home State!
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    Yep, gotta love Idaho. I drove through there once with three friends on our way to attend a regional Police Pistol match in Regina, Saskatchewan. At least eight pistols and probably 8000 rounds of ammunition in one vehicle. Good times. The Idaho Rockies were beautiful during pre-dawn and sunrise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BroTiger View Post
    Yep, gotta love Idaho. I drove through there once with three friends on our way to attend a regional Police Pistol match in Regina, Saskatchewan. At least eight pistols and probably 8000 rounds of ammunition in one vehicle. Good times. The Idaho Rockies were beautiful during pre-dawn and sunrise.


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    Idaho is a beautiful state.
    The northern (panhandle) area of Coeur d'Alene is breathtaking.
    Boise, ... not that exiting.
    I have visited Idaho probably twelve times but never the parks/forests in the central ... I wish I had

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDK View Post
    Idaho is a beautiful state.
    The northern (panhandle) area of Coeur d'Alene is breathtaking.
    Boise, ... not that exiting.
    I have visited Idaho probably twelve times but never the parks/forests in the central ... I wish I had
    I loved Boise! I've been there 3 times. One of the coolest small towns I've been to.

    And I was actually pursuing a client in Coeur d'Alene, that's the only way I heard of it....but I plan on doing a drive to Montana next spring and will stop and see that prospect, but moreso to see the area

    I have 4 days open after a Chicago business trip in October and even looked into maybe flying to Montana from there.....I was shocked at how expensive the flight was Chicago to Billings or Helena.
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    I did not mean to speak bad of Boise.
    I have been there many times, but as far as beauty and terrain, about as exiting as Billings or Cheyenne to mention a couple in the vacinity

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDK View Post
    I did not mean to speak bad of Boise.
    I have been there many times, but as far as beauty and terrain, about as exiting as Billings or Cheyenne to mention a couple in the vacinity
    I understood what you meant
    And you're right.....for such a pretty state, Boise doesn't have much beauty surrounding it.
    I remember we wanted to do something productive (we were there for sport events) and there wasn't any really good hiking trails that close to town

    We stayed in a cool renovated more downtown
    I just looked and couldn't find it
    It was so cool

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    We're sitting right in the middle of the path of the eclipse. Should be fun to watch.
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    So you will be put in the dark55555

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnlawyer View Post
    We're sitting right in the middle of the path of the eclipse. Should be fun to watch.
    Yeah, y'all are right on the dead center point in BNA.

    From what I read, you'll be dark for over two minutes. 555

    Prolly' same visitor rules apply, like Idaho...huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
    Yeah, y'all are right on the dead center point in BNA.

    From what I read, you'll be dark for over two minutes. 555

    Prolly' same visitor rules apply, like Idaho...huh?
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    Is it a full moon party vibe?

    Any deadheads?

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    I was thinking about driving down to someplace in Oregon to watch the eclipse. Unfortunately, it looks like most of the state will be one epic traffic jam for the days around the event. One of the places that got a lot of press as being an optimal spot to hang out is a tiny town on Hwy 97. We're talking a single narrow two lane highway as the only access. What a freekin disaster.


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    Doing a bit of travelling as usual and plan to see the eclipse on "Ämerica's Loneliest Road"
    but seeing some of you have knowledge of the area we are going to, any suggestions of "must sees" or places to go.
    Here is our draft schedule till we hit Cooke City.

    Aug 21 Austin NV
    22 Ely NV
    23 Ely NV
    24 Twin Falls ID
    25 Twin Falls ID
    26 Boise ID
    27 Boise ID
    28 La Grande OG
    29 La Grande OG
    30 Moscow ID
    31 Missoula MT
    1 Missoula MT
    2 Helena MT
    3 Helena MT
    4 Billings MT
    5 Billings MT
    6 Billings MT
    7 Bozeman MT
    8 Bozeman MT
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    11 Cooke City

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    The madness has already begun. Sure enough, there's an eclipse festival in Oregon which started a couple days ago. Very Full-Moon party / Burning Man-esque. The beaches in Oregon are all becoming a giant party as well. All the beaches in Oregon are public state parks. Yesterday's traffic had backups that were miles long.


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    Sorry, but you guys are just to easy exited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geir View Post
    Sorry, but you guys are just to easy exited.
    If it isn't a bar in Thailand, what's there to me excited about.....right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    If it isn't a bar in Thailand, what's there to me excited about.....right?
    Gay parades in Vancouver maybe 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by geir View Post
    Gay parades in Vancouver maybe 555
    Your level of ignorance astounds me at times.

    I guess Obes hasn't been around, so you decided to make up for his lack of ignorance. 555


    I know it's not at the level of the highbrow conversations Thai expats have over Leo's but a solar eclipse that hasn't happened since 1979 is a pretty interesting subject

    I think sometimes you expats in Thailand need to take a sabbatical or something, work your brains back in shape a bit 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    Your level of ignorance astounds me at times.

    I guess Obes hasn't been around, so you decided to make up for his lack of ignorance. 555


    I know it's not at the level of the highbrow conversations Thai expats have over Leo's but a solar eclipse that hasn't happened since 1979 is a pretty interesting subject

    I think sometimes you expats in Thailand need to take a sabbatical or something, work your brains back in shape a bit 555
    I'm thinking about attending the next parade in Vancouver actually.......Diversity=Power. It's a good thing right? That would be a great way to celebrate the start of my one year sabbatical awakening from the expat community in LOS 555
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    Is this caused by global warming?

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