Today there will be a total solar eclipse over a large swath of the United States. My county of Cherokee just happens to be in the direct path. In fact the town of Andrews has taken on the moniker of Totality Town because the totality of the eclipse will last for 2 minutes and 38.4 seconds at that location. The maximum totality time anywhere on the globe is 2 minutes and 40.1 seconds. So for eclipse lovers it doesn't get much better than Andrews which resides inside Cherokee County.
Folks in this area have been talking non-stop about the eclipse. Local law enforcement and emergency management services have been planing for the event for well over a year. In other words, the 2017 Solar Eclipse is big doings around here.
Depending on who you ask or what you read, there's thousands or tens of thousands of people who will make their way to Cherokee County to view the eclipse.
When I hear the estimated number of possible visitors I think the forecasters are being ridiculous. But knowing every local hotel and cabin in the area have been booked for months and that local schools are renting camping spaces in their parking lots and that local folks are even renting out their extra bedrooms makes me think maybe the hordes of people are coming.
Since I plan to be right here at the Blind Pig abode I won't see the teeming millions for myself if they do arrive or have arrived, but I'm sure I'll hear all about the chaos once its finished.
Drop back by this week for a few other stories of strange happenings in the sky.
p.s. I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to each of you for your prayers, comments, emails, and cards. I'm feeling much better and hopefully I'll continue to improve until I'm back to full Tipper strength. I truly appreciate you all!!