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    Our Lowe's has eclipse glasses for sale right by the checkout cashier for $2 a piece.
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    Our annual summer getaway has been designed around getting to a place where we can see it in totality. We are planning to drive from NYC to Kentucky! The kiddo is doing a one day class with some other homeschool kids next week. I am just trying to get all my ducks in order so we can get out of town. LOL

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    We're in the path of totality-about 2 minutes worth. We're space junkies anyway, so we've been reading and watching stuff for a year now. Lol. My older son starts class that morning(dual enrollment), but he'll be home in plenty of time to watch. It's supposed to be crazy here-they're expecting an additional million plus visitors that weekend in the state. So we'll be starting home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by groovymom2000 View Post
    It's supposed to be crazy here-they're expecting an additional million plus visitors that weekend in the state.
    The gentleman from the local Astronomy Society stated that there are many, many people from outside the US coming here to view it. Rooms in the path of totality are going for astronomical amounts (pun intended), and people will pay them! I'd be curious to search Airbnb for those locations and see what people are asking!!
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    Eclipse 2017!
    I just checked rooms in Carbondale, IL, one of the towns in the path of totality. Most of these are for a single room.

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    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa senior triple majoring in English with Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University junior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Haven't gotten a lesson ready for it yet, but it's in the works this week. I've got a spot picked out in the hinterlands of Kentucky that should be pretty empty, and will get me 99.2% totality. Another hour south and I could get 100%, but I'm already looking at a 3 and a 1/2 hour drive as it is, and I'm taking the dogs with me too. Pretty stoked for this one.

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    There is a junior ranger badge for the eclipse! We plan on completing the patch and see the partial eclipse from home. We are in the 90% range.

    Here is the link for the badge.
    https://www.nps.gov/kids/jrRangers.cfm
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    OMG $6k for one night! I hope breakfast is included.
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

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    Mariam - thanks so much for the NPS link, I think we will focus on that one. So DD read Wonder and decided that she wanted to try middle school, given my whole child-led argument to let her homeschool, I would have been hypocritical to say she couldn't go. So lots of hoping that she doesn't love it and comes back to homeschooling. I was rather despondent for a while to have noone home to homeschool, but trying to focus on exercising etc. So we are invited to a friend's house in totality - only about 10 miles from us (we are in O'Fallon, IL). I am going to pull all 3 kids out of school for the day because totality is more important than a day of school. Plus they aren't letting the kids outside because of liability stuff. DD could go on a field trip with school, but says she would rather be with us. DS15 doesn't have science this semester so nothing for him. I got glasses at our local library - just cardboard, but the should do the trick. We have a telescope that I believe has filters, so if it arrives in one piece - I will have to check out its capabilities. Still don't have our stuff, supposed to get delivered on the 15th. I am so not enjoying preparing for public school. I would so much prefer preparing for homeschool. Oh well.
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    No solar specs? Grab that colander! Five wacky ways to watch the Great American Eclipse - Sun Sentinel

    And with my ceremonial FSM colander, I can safely watch the eclipse!
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