Need an eclipse viewing destination? Open invite!

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Need an eclipse viewing destination? Open invite!

Postby FastEddieB » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:57 am

We’re three weeks out!

If anyone is looking for a destination in the eclipse zone, we have property in the path of totality in Lenoir City, TN.

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It’s 3.3 acres along an airstrip. Big T Airport (80TN) for my pilot friends, though flying in is not an option. Just a few miles off I-75 and US321.

Karen and I are inviting anyone who’d like to come a place from which to view the eclipse. Should be an unobstructed view from the runway, weather permitting, of course.

What we have:

Space for camping - tent or RV. Should be enough parking for cars, motorcycles or RVs.

City water.

Power - but just two 20A outlets on a temp pole. Should be enough to charge electronic devices but not to power an RV.

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What we don’t have:

Any kind of RV hookups - plan on boondocking for a day or two if you have an RV.

Not far away is a Petro gas station with dump facilities for $5, and an Ace Hardware that can fill propane tanks.


Caution: no telling what traffic will be like. Might be a good idea to plan an arrival at least a day or two early.

Anyway, if this sounds like a good idea, let me know at FastEddieB@mac.com if you plan on coming and I’ll send directions.
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Re: Need an eclipse viewing destination? Open invite!

Postby drseti » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:43 pm

Thanks, Eddie. Muriel and I will be there for sure!
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Re: Need an eclipse viewing destination? Open invite!

Postby FastEddieB » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:22 am

Final bump!

Just a few days out. Right now about a dozen or so people planning to come, so room for more. The more the merrier!

Plan to arrive with plenty of gas - there are fears that stations in and around the zone of totality may run out at some point.
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Re: Need an eclipse viewing destination? Open invite!

Postby drseti » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:32 am

For those coming to Eddie's who might not have obtained eclipse glasses, Muriel and I are bringing several spare pairs.
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Postby drseti » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:04 pm

Dr SETI (H Paul Shuch) and Dr Mom (Muriel Hykes) enjoying Fast Eddie's hospitality whIle viewing the eclipse.
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Re: Need an eclipse viewing destination? Open invite!

Postby FastEddieB » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:16 pm

Had a nice turnout - quick guess between 25 and 30, including some folks from the Pilots of America site.

Perfectly clear skies, and the runway provided a nice view.

Video'd the folks watching, and will post to YouTube in a few days.

Most importantly, I got to serve as the Pastafarian Chaplain at today's event - an honor I will not soon forget!

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Re: Need an eclipse viewing destination? Open invite!

Postby FastEddieB » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:21 pm

Anybody remember the movie "Twins"?

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Re: Need an eclipse viewing destination? Open invite!

Postby TimTaylor » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:06 pm

FastEddieB wrote:Had a nice turnout - quick guess between 25 and 30, including some folks from the Pilots of America site.

Perfectly clear skies, and the runway provided a nice view.

Video'd the folks watching, and will post to YouTube in a few days.

Most importantly, I got to serve as the Pastafarian Chaplain at today's event - an honor I will not soon forget!

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Sounds a little like an oxymoron. I hope nobody burned their eyes out.


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