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Official Ollie Eclipse Rallies - Total Solar Eclipse 04/08/2024

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LOL, I think this might be quite premature, but I wanted to start a thread for folks to think about. This will be the last TOTAL one in the USA until 2045. I do not expect to be around then, so this is my final shot. I saw the last one (August 2018) in central Idaho under crystal clear skies and it was a truly stunning, humbling experience.
 

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2024 Total Solar Eclipse Info, map

I am particularly interested in locations in Texas and Arkansas, since weather conditions are more likely to be favorable in early April.

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If you live near the Path of Totality (the red line) and own suitable land, I hope I can plant a seed of interest so that you will consider letting some Ollies rendezvous there for the event. 

BTW, this is not my idea, my wife thought it up. But I think it would be a brilliant way to have an Ollie Eclipse Rally. Or several of them, spread across the eastern part of the country.

Please discuss.....

John Davies

Spokane WA 

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Mercy sakes alive, looks like we've got us a convoy!


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I am definitely down, I was in Korea for the one in 2018 so I missed it even though our farm was smack in the center of the red line. I have never witnessed a solar eclipse so I'm looking forward to being there this time. 

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We are in the path, halfway between the southern green line and the red line. The red line goes right over Fredericksburg and Kerrville. We can fit one Ollie in the driveway, hardly a rally!  We are looking to buy some acreage around Fredericksburg and Kerrville in the next couple of years to build on, so maybe....

April can be very nice weather wise. Temperatures are mild but there are occasional storms.   Mike

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1 hour ago, Mike and Carol said:We are looking to buy some acreage around Fredericksburg and Kerrville in the next couple of years to build on, so maybe....

Well, there we have it. The Texas Rally Chapter is forming. Put me down for a spot. FYI you could possibly pay off your land purchase by renting out spots to the general public. You would have no problem getting $200 per night for a three or four day RV stay, no facilities except for a permit, some porta potties and a WHOLE lot of liability “event insurance”. You can bet that some local owners are already  aware of this, so buy your land sooner than later if it is inside, or even a thirty minute walk from, those lines. Land prices will go up!

I would personally be willing to pay, but I would hope for a discounted Ollie Section. I do enjoy telling other people how to spend their money, LOL. 
 

John Davies

Spokane WA

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You drove your Ollie trailer to Arkansas

To see the total eclipse of the sun

Ollie owners are where they should be all the time

And when you're not it's cause of the corona virus and

Stay at home orders.

Oh, you're not vain

You probably just own an Ollie

You're not vain, 

You know this song is about you...don't you, don't you!

Ok.  I'm bored.  Forgive my plagiarism.  But I do think this would be a wonderful eclipse rally!!!

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Great info  - seems I have a date in 2024 - probably some where near Mena Arkansas - my old stomping grounds.

 


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