Working hard? Or hardly working? I have been getting double duty out of my souvenir T-shirt. Turns out it is perfect as a computer screen shade.
Thanks to Dan Morrison for the picture. — with Dan Morrison.
Sandpoint native Chris Pietsch has been in Madras, Ore., for the past few days with all of his camera equipment. He's been posting on Facebook from time to time as the masses gather to watch today's historic eclipse.
As an award-winning photographer, Chris will certainly capture some incredible shots of the activity surrounding today's event.
In the photo below, he shares a shot, suggesting another form of solar eclipse.
I got a chance to shoot the eclipse a day early!
---Chris Pietsch Eugene Register-Guard
Another Sandpoint native, Hon Walker, who works as an editor/writer in Portland, traveled to Weiser, Idaho, to view the eclipse.
In Hon's words: Ten-plus years ago, my mom (Sandpoint's Betsy Walker) was a principal in California's Central Valley.
She connected dots and learned that colleagues of hers, Mary, Kathy, and Olga, whom I'd never met, also had made a pilgrimage to Weiser.
So we made a raucous afternoon out of it at the town's eclipse festival. Why not? Sometimes the planets just align.
Another observation from Hon: People are arriving from around the US and the world, and everybody has a story.
The campsite on one side of me is occupied by Karl from New Jersey, who drove across the country by himself. On the other side, three generations from Pakistan. And a Seattle guy needs a place to charge his Tesla.
Meanwhile, a group of little kids walked past with fishing poles, and one announced, "A solar eclipse happens every hundred years. So it's once in a lifetime. Unless you live to 100."
The folks on the left in this photo are staying an extra day in the Hope area because they decided that the last day of their 11,000-mile road trip---which would put them home in Boise----could wait for the eclipse.
They did not want to deal with the projected traffic jams around Boise, so they were planning some lake outings today with their friends.
We met them on the deck at Icehouse Pizza last night and thoroughly enjoyed them: Pam, Dave, Bert and Liz.
Also thoroughly enjoyed every bite of our pizza: our LAST SUPPER before the eclipse!
Speaking of eating during the Eclipse, I just saw this: What does one serve during as snacks for a solar eclipse? Moon pies?
Not at Sandpoint's Arby's:
Not at Sandpoint's Arby's:
Eclipse Special at Arby's today! Classic Roast Beef Sandwich only $1.19!!! Celebrate the eclipse with an Arby's Classic! limit 5 per order. Please share this post!
CBS NewsVerified account @CBSNews 2 hours ago
~~~~~~Douglas J. Bond
Anybody know what channel the eclipse is on?
As for me: I'm just NOT gonna watch the Eclipse this morning cuz I still don't have any glasses and cuz I've become a believer in the alternative fact that IT'S ALL FAKE NEWS.
That's my fake story, and I'm sticking to it!