I'm strongly considering taking 7-y-o to see it.  It's a full day's trip both ways, and a school day -- wife doesn't care for the idea -- but how can I not take him?

Any other Americans going to do this?

http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm

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My city - Greenville, SC, is directly in the path.

I vividly remember in kindergarten observing a total eclipse. I can't highly enough recommend it for your son. He'll remember it all his life, as I do.

You could add other educational activities to the trip agenda, as the eclipse happens for about 2 and a half minutes at 2:30 in the afternoon.

I'd suggest the museum and gallery at Bob Jones University (You won't find a finer art collection in the western hemisphere, no joke), and Hagood Mill (old appalachain mill/still/interactive encounter for kids), and maybe the Upcountry History museum and Children's museum.

Greenville is one of the east coast's best kept secrets. search #yeahthatgreenville.

An excellent experience that far outweighs the day of school he'd miss

The 2024 eclipse looks better for Texas.  Looks like it goes through San Antonio.  I think the closest spot would be Tennessee or Kentucky for this one.

JB

Weather permitting, we're going to drive up to see it. Still need to pick our spot, and I need to get a solar filter for the camera. 

It's going right over my house in Nashville. Gonna have an eclipse BBQ! I've never seen a full on eclipse before, either.

And I say, Sir, of course you have to take your 7-y-o on the Father/Son Eclipse Road Trip 2017!

No way Jose.

This Jersey boy has 5 points on his license; no way am I driving in those regions with NJ tags.

And in our state if we want to have it dark at midday we drive to Bayonne.

Nobody cares about your plates.

OK, 2 people.  4,625,362 to go!

Now you lost me. But I think you get my drift.

Yeah.  Got a couple of refs to discrimination, and generalize.

We live 10 miles from Carbondale, everyone is going nuts around here

Yes, my dad is planning on taking us south to see it, and also to make it a camping trip. Now we are getting a little worried traffic might be worse than usual, as we've heard that a lot of people are going that same way, and traffic sucks anyway.

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