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The Great Eclipse RTE
« on: August 02, 2017, 07:09:03 pm »
If you can get away, August 21st at the Depot Bar and Grill, 1007 S Main St. Springfield Tn.37172.
Meet up at 11:30 and eat at 12:00, the Ecplips will start at 1:26 so bring a chair and your certified Eclipse glasses or #14 welding hood and enjoy the show. I'll have some extras.
The DOT is advising heavy traffic on the Interstates and major roads after the event so keep that in mind. I'm about 30 minutes from this location and can take the back roads to and from. Anyone's welcome to stay at my house before and after the event if you want.
Springfield is about 1 second short of maximum duration and we won't see this again for a long time so it's an RTE that's a little out of the Ordinary. Come on and go with us!
And please use the registration on the Southeast calendar of events so I can get a good head count to let the Depot know how many to expect.
Stay tuned here for last minute details as we may cancel the event in case of overcast sky's or rain, earthquake, tsunami, meteor storms, zombies or things like that.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 12:24:21 am by Tinsailor »

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 08:17:33 pm »
Dang, so close for not close enough. I will be right there, but gotta leave early that morning to be back in Jackson before the kids get off the bus. Think I will stay in Nashville Sunday night, be coming from Niagara Falls through Canada so depending on how much time I burn up with the border crossings I plan to make Nashville, but I might stop before then.

Why cant hey have the eclipse earlier in the day :))
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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 10:32:50 pm »
My wife walks in, looks at the event and say, "Why don't you take a day off and go?" Hmm.... Up on Sunday, back on Monday. Maybe..... Tim, you've given me a hard decision!
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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 11:31:03 pm »
You can stay with us if you'd like.

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2017, 12:05:23 am »
Thanks. That's making it REALLY difficult (to go to work that day...)  :rotflmao:  But thank you.
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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 09:26:34 am »
Hey Tim,

Are you taking in Yankees too?

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 10:08:16 am »
Tim,

Sorry forgot to mention, we would bring a tent.
So the question rephrased would be: You' puttin' up Yankees in your backyard?

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 10:24:46 am »
Tim,

Sorry forgot to mention, we would bring a tent.
So the question rephrased would be: You' puttin' up Yankees in your backyard?

Dude, well put up anyone!

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2017, 12:12:33 am »
bump....
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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 10:03:42 am »
The official expert weather guess right now is partly cloudy with mid 80's for Eclipse day. Stay tuned.

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2017, 10:42:40 am »
Sounds perfect.
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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2017, 02:19:12 pm »
Ron, you staying with us at the house?

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2017, 05:07:57 pm »
Unfortunately no. :'(

I have had an appointment pop up here in town @ 12:30 on Monday and I've got to pass. BUT if your welcome mat is out another time, I'd love to come and see you. 
Thank you so much for the invitation. If you get down this way, Katie and I'd love for y'all to come over.

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2017, 06:50:16 pm »
Anytime

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2017, 12:13:12 pm »
This event is a go. Weather appears favorable.

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2017, 01:25:16 pm »
Our bike is packed, plan on starting out Saturday A.M. It will be interesting as we approach Carbondale how much the tourist/camper/geek traffic picks up. The news is saying there's gonna be whole bunch of humanity around the "eclipse zone". Hope it isn't too crazy.

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2017, 12:55:06 am »
This event is a go. Weather appears favorable.

Don't forget to get an 'appropriate' picture of COGgers in the mid-day dark to go with a little write up for the Concourier!!! Way to go guys!
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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2017, 08:53:40 pm »
Looks like it's just 4 of us so it won't be much of a pic!

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2017, 09:01:34 pm »
Even where two or three are gathered together in COG's name.......
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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2017, 09:28:54 pm »
+1 

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2017, 11:28:31 pm »
I hope you guys had clear skies up in Springfiled.  In Nashville the clouds cooperated enough for us to see the total eclipse in its entirety.  Cheers  ;)

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2017, 09:25:33 pm »
1523 miles round trip, had incredible hosts, experienced a full eclipse(wow), plus my wife and I had a chance to enjoy some "cheap beer" (our choice) in the wonderful state of Tennessee!!
Would we do it all over again? HELL YES!

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Re: The Great Eclipse RTE
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2017, 04:04:48 pm »
It was fantastic!