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Old 08-14-2017, 10:27 AM
 
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Krispy Kreme will have a limited edition chocolate glazed donut for the Eclipse.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...nut/551757001/

Yummmm
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:29 AM
 
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Cute thread about food for Eclipse parties:

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Hi all.

I'm having an Eclipse Party for my staff at work. Would love some ideas on foods that fit the theme. I can think of a bunch of store bought type stuff but would really like some home-made stuff as well. It can be any type....main dishes, desserts, appetizers, etc.

Examples:

Sun Chips
Eclipse Cookies (Sugar cookies iced like the eclipse)
Moon Pies
Sunny D
Capri Sun
Sunmaid Raisins
Sunkist Oranges
Cosmic Brownies
Eclipse gum
Milky Way bars
Starburst
Tang
finger sandwiches (chicken/tuna salad, pimento cheese) cut in moon/star shapes

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Party Food Ideas
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:17 AM
 
Location: TPA
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Many news sites are sounding the alarm about cities that will see the total eclipse will be jam packed. “It’s essentially like hosting the Super Bowl without having to build a stadium.”

Traffic is going to be bad: According to Citylab, gridlocks are expected for several days before and after the eclipse, and getting in and out of the towns could feel like a major evacuation.
IDK, that's sounds just a bit hyperbolic to me. They're expecting over 1 million people in SC, but they're gonna be flooding Clemson, Anderson, Columbia, Charleston, Orangeburg, Greenville, and Greenwood. It'd be different if everyone was trying to cram into one city.

I personally don't mind the extra traffic because people won't be just "passing through" SC. They're gonna be spending money here. There's reports of people even coming from Europe.

Hotels are already booked out, restaurants will be packed, some people may visit and see how beautiful the place is, then decide to come back and visit again, adding to our tourism.

We're lucky to be right in the path, and this will definitely give a boost to our businesses and exposure. Hopefully people are smart though and find a field or parking lot. I hope there's enough common sense to know not to stop in the middle of 85, 26, or 95.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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Greenville police had a press conference today and they are getting ready for the huge number of people expected.

Some of the tips:
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  • Buy groceries and fill your car up with gas before the weekend
  • Refill prescriptions ahead of time so you will have needed medication on hand
  • Determine how you will communicate if cell service is down
  • Identify a meeting location in case you get separated from one another

And the big one:

DO NOT DRIVE WITH YOUR ECLIPSE GLASSES ON!!
Greenville officials announce plans for eclipse
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:48 PM
 
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Mast General Store downtown had a sign yesterday for eclipse glasses.
That is where we got ours on Sunday. $2 a pop and they are one of the approved NASA companies. They had something like 2000 of them but lots of people were in there getting them. A manager said they supposed to get another 5000 this week. We had originally ordered from Amazon, but they went OOS and we got an email saying that they wouldn't be delivered until 21st by 8PM.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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We are coming to visit you from Raleigh. We have had motel reservation for months. Have friends in Simpsonville and will enjoy visiting with them.
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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Mast General Store downtown had a sign yesterday for eclipse glasses.
Mast General sold out today - call to check stock before making a trip.
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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IDK, that's sounds just a bit hyperbolic to me. They're expecting over 1 million people in SC, but they're gonna be flooding Clemson, Anderson, Columbia, Charleston, Orangeburg, Greenville, and Greenwood. It'd be different if everyone was trying to cram into one city.

I personally don't mind the extra traffic because people won't be just "passing through" SC. They're gonna be spending money here. There's reports of people even coming from Europe.

Hotels are already booked out, restaurants will be packed, some people may visit and see how beautiful the place is, then decide to come back and visit again, adding to our tourism.

We're lucky to be right in the path, and this will definitely give a boost to our businesses and exposure. Hopefully people are smart though and find a field or parking lot. I hope there's enough common sense to know not to stop in the middle of 85, 26, or 95.
Newberry too. Little towns, like Little Mountain will get lots of people their way, but not sure how they will be able to handle the influx of people and cars. BF said people are on emergency standby just in case shelters need to be opened for any reason.


I wonder, how the lakes, like Murray and others in the path are going to be able to handle all the boaters who may potentially be on the water.


I think a pretty cool place to go watch it would be Bald Rock, but I'm staying put and plan to be out in my front yard, if it's not raining!!!!




BTW, I'd like to add to the eclipse party food ideas....how about an ice cream SUNDAE!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:46 AM
 
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Local weather forecasters are calling for around a 40% chance of cloud cover Monday.

This national site doesn't seem to concerned: Solar eclipse cloud forecast shows where eclipse viewing in jeopardy | MLive.com

Coastal Carolina has the worst chance for cloud cover. But Accuweather says that our area traditionally has more moisture in the air from the Gulf this time of year, which makes clouds.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weath...heast/70002450
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:04 AM
 
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The 7 day forecast on News7 has afternoon storms on Monday. Not good. Thinking it may be like yesterday. Weather seems to get in a pattern each week.
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