Topic: Eclipse Mania !!
Don't know about the rest of the world, but my little town has gone crazy. We are 20 miles South of the centerline of the Totality and the place is getting crowded..... Hotel rooms that usually cost $65-$85 are up to $1000-$1300 per person and booked solid, farmers have rented out their pastures for RV and Tent camping for up to $500 per site (without services or facilities). If this was a time of War (like England in WWII) they'd be locking folks up for "Profiteering". But on the brighter side, local administration is getting a chance to test the infrastructure and preparedness for some calamity that might result in a sudden influx of "refugees".... which might be a good thing. Myself, I'm expecting loss of cellular and internet service from an extra half million folks all wanting to "instagram" their friends back home, and possibly "brown-outs" or power outages, and there has been concern that because of the traffic, fuel deliveries might be delayed and some travelers might have trouble "topping-off" for the trip home.
Got my glasses, sunscreen, lawn chairs and 5 gallons of iced tea..... life is good !!
Oh, yeah and Relatives coming up from California due today and overdue......