posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 04:26 AM
a reply to: worldstarcountry
I hope that you have a fantastic time and safe travels!
I have no advice on S.C. but, in my location...disorganization seems to be the theme.
Hotels, campgrounds, cabins, condos, everything has been rented long ago. We are right on Interstate 40 so the traffic (even if no visitors to this
town) should be unbelievable. Schools finally decided to close after first deciding it would be in session then Tuesday deciding it would be an
excused absence if kiddos didn't come or parents wanted to retrieve them early and finally the decision to close came on Wednesday. I agree with this
decision due to the timing of the event and the travel difficulties that could and will likely occur. Some kiddos are already on buses for over an
hour (country roads BIG county).
Our local library gave out glasses to everyone with a card. Then...the amazon letter came and they and the mayor have now told everyone to not use the
ones that were given. I ordered mine because I knew the difficulty folks would have at the end and they have. My company ordered 200 (from who knows
where?) and wound up being delivered 20. If all goes well, I should have 2 extra pair and will donate those to two folks at work who don't have any
nor the means to get any.
There seems to be a lot of confusion, even for us locals, about which roads are closing and which will be open. Some local farmers have opened their
farms up for parking and primitive camping (big $).
I do understand some of the 'chaos' already happening as this is the first eclipse for some and some small towns along the path are not prepared for
the numbers of folks that may come or did not, perhaps, prepare soon enough.
All in all I think it should be a blast and I can't wait for all of the tourists and the questions that will inevitably come and the directions given
I hope everyone stays safe and enjoys being in the path of totality. I'm sure that we will!