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Old 05-30-2017, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Out of curiosity, a few months ago, I checked a Hampton Inn in Casper, WY, for rates during the eclipse and it was $790. For a Hampton Inn. In Casper, WY.


Not looking forward to it, but we are staying in Fort Collins (going to turn it into a college visit for my daughter) and driving up to Casper.
I just checked that hotel now. Now it's showing $950 or $921 with a discount. But I don't think you can actually book a room at that price. That's the price you could pay if someone cancelled. Which is not likely to happen, unless maybe there is a really bad weather forcast or something. Some tour groups have standby lists for additional people, just in case the tour organizers can manage to secure additional hotel rooms. I'm sure these tour organizers are checking availability on a daily basis.

Fort Collins would be a good location to stay, as long as you get a really early morning start on the drive to Casper.
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Old 05-30-2017, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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It's a once-in-a-lifetime event.

There's another one on U.S. soil in 2024, just fyi for folks who can't make this one.
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:52 PM
 
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There's another one on U.S. soil in 2024, just fyi for folks who can't make this one.
OK, twice in a lifetime
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Yep.

Going to my Aunt's in SC, The Eclipse is literally going across her back yard.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Out of curiosity, a few months ago, I checked a Hampton Inn in Casper, WY, for rates during the eclipse and it was $790. For a Hampton Inn. In Casper, WY.


Not looking forward to it, but we are staying in Fort Collins (going to turn it into a college visit for my daughter) and driving up to Casper.
I heard a few stories about hotels canceling reservations of people who had booked before they realized what kind of demand there was going to be.
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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OK, twice in a lifetime
And another in 2045. So it could be three in a lifetime. That one will actually pass through Colorado. It really depends on your definition of "once in a lifetime". If you are willing to travel, you can see quite a few of them in your life. If you don't travel, you would be lucky to see even one in your lifetime. So it is a once in a lifetime event, for most people.
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Old 05-31-2017, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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And another in 2045. So it could be three in a lifetime. That one will actually pass through Colorado. It really depends on your definition of "once in a lifetime". If you are willing to travel, you can see quite a few of them in your life. If you don't travel, you would be lucky to see even one in your lifetime. So it is a once in a lifetime event, for most people.
I'll be 98 years old in 2045, if I'm lucky enough to make it that far. So NOT in some of our lifetimes
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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OK, twice in a lifetime

This one will be my second chance, and I should get one more or possibly two (speaking Lower 48 U.S. here).


Too much "life" happening right now for me, so I'll miss this one. Hopefully I'll be retired by the time the 2024 eclipse happens, which in theory would free up some time That eclipse will pass through a few large U.S. cities so the hotel situation should hopefully be more manageable.


Maybe need to also start investigating international. I'd like to see one... someday.
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Old 06-01-2017, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Maybe need to also start investigating international. I'd like to see one... someday.

I checked out through 2029. There are seven more total eclipses in addition to the one this year.


South Pacific/Chile/Argentina in 2019.
Chile/Argentina in 2020.
Antarctica in 2021.
Mexico/US/Canada in 2024.
Greenland/Iceland(?)/Spain in 2026.
North Africa and Arabia in 2027.
Australia in 2028.

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Old 08-02-2017, 01:41 PM
 
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hopefully this link works.. plug in your zip and see what percent eclipse you will experience

https://www.vox.com/science-and-heal...nteractive-map
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