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Msg: 950386
MO UR4Me Subject: Re: Thanks for the Eclipse glasses Ryan!!!
Author: MO UR4MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 22, 2017 5:19 AM
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Reply to: Msg 950357 by Green Tortuga
I am so glad you had good weather! We had a great sky, just VERY muggy. But at least we had plenty of shade to wait it. There were wisps of clouds, but in didn't matter. 20 minutes later, a storm cloud rolled over. Phew!

About ONE minute before totality, someone from the park staff was chain sawing about 100M away!! Seriously, WTH??!! So we all yelled in unison "PLEASE STOP SAWING" and he did.
Msg: 950387
Mama Stork Subject: Re: Eclipse
Author: Mama StorkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 22, 2017 5:30 AM
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Reply to: Msg 950381 by Sits N Knits
Feeling bit envious of those who experienced totality. We had 92% coverage, which was still very cool (and I am amazed at how bright the sun still is with that much coverage!!)

I am in the path of totality for the 2024 eclipse though!
Msg: 950388
Ele Subject: Re: Eclipse
Author: EleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 22, 2017 5:37 AM
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Reply to: Msg 950310 by Green Tortuga
There are 2 kinds of people in the world: Those who are bitten by the eclipse bug before seeing totality, and those who are bitten by the eclipse bug after seeing totality. ;o)

I've definitely joined the latter!! TN eclipse was spectacular!
Msg: 950391
DebBee Subject: Re: Eclipse
Author: DebBeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 22, 2017 6:52 AM
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Reply to: Msg 950381 by Sits N Knits
I KNEW I should have tagged along. I'd've been quiet as a mouse in the back seat. You'd never have known I was there, I swear!

I learned some stuff about viewing, though, that I can hopefully use in 2024.

I wrote an email to the folks who are reopening the summer camp I worked at up in Maine many years ago, and suggested that they should offer, "eclipse weekends," so folks could come and stay for the eclipse. They're perfectly positioned for it. It'd be extra income for them, and the stargazing was great out there when I was there, so I'm thinking the sun/moongazing would be, too!

Maybe they could get teachers from the local colleges to come out and do astronomy workshops on Saturday and Sunday, leading up to the eclipse on Monday. It could be really awesome!

DebBee
Msg: 950416
Helms' Flying Adventure Subject: Re: Thanks for the Eclipse glasses Ryan!!!
Author: Helms' Flying AdventureProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 22, 2017 5:03 PM
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Reply to: Msg 950355 by ArtGekko
We too had an amazing eclipse experience and enjoyed our AtlasQuest souvenir glasses! We were just north of Columbia, SC and had beautiful blue skies. Husband skipped out of work and we had a great family outing! We stayed on the back roads out of Charlotte, NC and had no traffic whatsoever. Apparently there were also epic backups on all the interstates out of Columbia and between Charlotte and Atlanta. Not sorry we missed that! Can't wait for 2024! Thanks Ryan!
Msg: 950438
DevilinDog Subject: Re: Eclipse
Author: DevilinDogProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 23, 2017 8:06 AM
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Reply to: Msg 950186 by Yosemite MJD
Well, after Monday, I want to be an umbraphile. My husband and I drove over 800 miles to get to South Carolina to see the eclipse. I woke at 4:30am on the 21st to check the latest weather, found out that our site was increasing it's chances of rain, and we got up and drove to places that had better outlooks for the weather at 2:40. At noon some clouds rolled in, we saw the first half of the eclipse with wispy clouds moving across the sun for two hours. It was lovely. At 2:20 the clouds stopped moving and we had clear skies for the next hour. Couldn't have been better. We are hooked and will probably go to Texas in 2024 even though totality will be within three hours of our CT home. The weather in April is not good, so I want better odds for clear skies and open expanse for my next viewing.
oh, and eclipse people are the most excited, welcoming, and friendly people I've ever met. Even a little nicer then deadheads in the 70's.
thanks for the glasses Ryan. I'm not blind, so they must have been up to code!
Msg: 950953
karmakat Subject: New project for Ryan
Author: karmakatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 5, 2017 4:26 PM
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Msg: 950956
Yosemite MJD Subject: Re: New project for Ryan
Author: Yosemite MJDProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 5, 2017 5:15 PM
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Reply to: Msg 950953 by karmakat
Off you go, Ryan. Send pictures!

;-)

Yosemite
(In my armchair, ready)
Msg: 951104
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: New project for Ryan
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 9, 2017 3:54 PM
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Reply to: Msg 950956 by Yosemite MJD
I'm too busy. You do it and tell me all about it. =)
Msg: 951117
Kirbert Subject: Re: New project for Ryan
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 10, 2017 12:34 AM
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Reply to: Msg 951104 by Green Tortuga
2/3 of that trail is hiking alongside highways. I think my brother would opt out, too.
Msg: 951262
Subject: Re: Thanks for the Eclipse glasses Ryan!!!
Author: RomanaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 14, 2017 10:40 AM
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Reply to: Msg 950357 by Green Tortuga
We were staying in Salt Lake for a family reunion, and went up to Rexburg, ID to see the eclipse. It took the usual 3 1/2 hours on Sunday afternoon to get to Rexburg. Just like Ryan's blog post warned, people started leaving as soon as totality finished. We waited until it was all finished, then had a leisurely lunch, packed up, and spent nearly an hour on the BYU-Idaho campus and in the bookstore (because I started their pre-program, Pathway this week, and will be enrolling there next year as an online student, and wanted to at least have been on campus once before graduating), and then we went and joined the traffic line. It took 10 1/2 hours to get back to our motel in Salt Lake, including a half-hour food stop in Blackfoot.

But our Prius spent most of that time in electric mode, so it took almost no gas on that trip. :)

And the traffic was totality worth it!
Msg: 951263
Subject: Re: Thanks for the Eclipse glasses Ryan!!!
Author: RomanaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 14, 2017 10:43 AM
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Reply to: Msg 951262 by Romana
Now looking for friends in Texas who will be in the path of totality in 2024...who won't mind three people willing to sleep on couches and floors for two nights...

Romana
Msg: 951288
photopam Subject: Re: Thanks for the Eclipse glasses Ryan!!!
Author: photopamProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 14, 2017 6:22 PM
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Reply to: Msg 951263 by Romana
You can camp out in my backyard. ;)
I think though, that i'm going to try to find some place closer to the center of totality, because it looks like it will be closer to four minutes there, as opposed to one minute at my house. Still have plenty of time to plan. :)
Msg: 951289
Subject: Re: Thanks for the Eclipse glasses Ryan!!!
Author: speedsquareProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Sep 14, 2017 6:34 PM
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Reply to: Msg 951288 by photopam
I just checked the path and I don't even need to leave town ... 100%! There's a school track just around the block where I suspect many will camp out.
Msg: 959277
Green Tortuga Subject: The launch of a new website!
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 18, 2018 11:26 PM
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Yes, I've done it again! I created another website! Because... well, I'm not sure exactly how many I have now, but I definitely know I needed another one. *nodding* =)

So, this evening.... I launched the latest and great website: Backcountry-Water.com!

I think it looks great! =)

-- Ryan
Msg: 959282
photopam Subject: Re: The launch of a new website!
Author: photopamProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 19, 2018 5:05 AM
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Reply to: Msg 959277 by Green Tortuga
Needed this Monday when I was teaching different treatment methods. ;)
Msg: 959290
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: The launch of a new website!
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 19, 2018 8:22 AM
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Reply to: Msg 959277 by Green Tortuga
Nice job Ryan!
👍
Msg: 960782
Subject: AQversary
Author: BEBO BEARProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 4, 2018 8:28 AM
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Happy Cake Day. Thanks for all you do for our favorite obses...hobby!
Msg: 960814
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: AQversary
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 4, 2018 6:07 PM
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Reply to: Msg 960782 by BEBO BEAR
Thanks!

-- Ryan
Msg: 960816
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: AQversary
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 4, 2018 6:31 PM
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Reply to: Msg 960782 by BEBO BEAR
What BEBO said. You’re one of the good ones. I’d venture to say you are the most responsive webmasters out there.

Thanks and happy 🎈cake day! 🎉🎊
Msg: 960837
Subject: Re: AQversary
Author: u attamassawProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 4, 2018 9:47 PM
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Reply to: Msg 960816 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
You’re one of the good ones. I’d venture to say you are the most responsive webmasters out there.

Let us not go overboard with such effusively positive comments. They are likely to go to his head, and then we will end up with nightly "Next Big Updates". Besides, rumor has it that the REAL brains behind this site has an AQ number significantly higher than #1. I can't recall the exact delta... either 1991, or (more likely) 5.
Msg: 960883
Wise Wanderer Subject: Re: AQversary
Author: Wise WandererProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 5, 2018 7:24 PM
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Reply to: Msg 960837 by u attamassaw
Besides, rumor has it that the REAL brains behind this site . . .

Rumors like that tend to come out a LOT more often, whenever the turtle hits the trail. Hmmmmm . . . .
Msg: 961147
Sits N Knits Subject: Yarn Bomb Day
Author: Sits N KnitsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 11, 2018 4:45 PM
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Thank you Ryan.
☺️

S~N~K
Msg: 962430
DebBee Subject: Happy Birthday, Ryan!
Author: DebBeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 14, 2018 5:44 AM
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Or Happy Bastille Day, whichever you prefer to celebrate. Either way, Marie Antoinette misquote aside, I hope you have cake!
Msg: 962431
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Ryan!
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 14, 2018 5:54 AM
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Reply to: Msg 962430 by DebBee
Hip hip hurray!!
Msg: 962432
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Ryan!
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 14, 2018 6:59 AM
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Reply to: Msg 962430 by DebBee
Thanks! =)

-- Ryan
Msg: 962468
Yosemite MJD Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Ryan!
Author: Yosemite MJDProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 14, 2018 7:05 PM
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Reply to: Msg 962430 by DebBee
He seems to be getting older as the day goes by......

Ryan, Have a great one!

(You need to arrange for an eclipse on your bday. And an LB event. Make it so!)

Yosemite MJD
Msg: 962472
Okie Dog Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Ryan!
Author: Okie DogProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 15, 2018 12:20 AM
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Reply to: Msg 962432 by Green Tortuga
Throwing in my sentiments as well. Hope you had a wonderful day and cool weather to celebrate. How young are you now? smile.
Msg: 962475
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Ryan!
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 15, 2018 7:12 AM
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Reply to: Msg 962472 by Okie Dog
How young are you now?

I don't know.... it seems to keep changing faster than I can keep track of it! =)

-- Ryan
Msg: 968022
Nature Hikers Subject: Elections
Author: Nature HikersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 6, 2018 8:02 PM
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Does anyone else think Ryan would be a shoo-in for the GOOBERnatorial race? He just needs to watch out for that rogue bull-moose party candidate.
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