Well, the big day is tomorrow and it sounds as if everybody all across this great land (or at least across the path of the event) is expecting pretty good weather for it.
Except us, of course. The blessings of living in the Pacific Northwet littoral (I always wanted to use that word, even if I have to stretch a bit to use it here) rarely extend to clear, sunny mornings. Summer afternoons? Gorgeous! But between 9:00 and 11:00 tomorrow a.m. at eclipse time? Fog gradually giving way to partly cloudy. Sigh. And if I know the PNW, that usually means clearing about noon.
But we shall see. Sometimes the fogs are forgiving. Maybe tomorrow’s will stay offshore or clear early. Anyhow, it’s a neighborhood bash tomorrow with ISO certified eclipse glasses and neighbor J’s home-baked eclipse cookies.
Lucky you who are not only in the path of totality but in the path of clear sunshine — until the sun quits shining.
I know only a handful who are traveling. One couple is already safely camped out on a relative’s property in central Oregon. Another friend’s having a glorious vacation: eclipse and fishing. Another few are staying home under totality’s path, dreading the onslaught of clueless tourists.
Post in comments if you’re in range of the Big Event and tell the rest of us your stories. Traffic jams? Glorious corona? Neighborhood party? Day off from work or school? People being crazy? Tell us!