Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I had set my TiVo to record a couple of our local TV live broadcasts of the eclipse and might get around to watching it today or tomorrow.
Much as I enjoy watching Charlotte's OTA channels, no way was I going to be this close to a total eclipse and not go witness it in person. I drove down, along with two neighbors, to the small town of Ninety Six, SC, near the centerline of the eclipse track, and we watched it at their city park. Totality lasted 2 minutes and 32 seconds and the sky overhead was perfectly clear. The few clouds around were far out toward the horizon.
Local (and national) TV newscasts had predicted doom and gloom traffic gridlock. Don't know, maybe there might have been on the interstates. I took 200 and 34, both pretty good 2-lane roads. 120 miles down in less than two and a half hours and just under three and a half hours to get back home, due to several slow moving spots. Far easier than I expected.