I have to say, living in the center of this once in a lifetime phenomenon is really amazing. My family and I live in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and everywhere I look the eclipse is front and center. The courthouse has fourteen port-a-pottys in the parking lot, the liquor stores have a bottle of vodka called “Eclipse-our”, and Wal-Mart is selling tee shirts by the millions. Just another day in paradise.
200,000 people are expected in our area for the solar eclipse including tourists from around the world, scientists from every specialty, and news crews from NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, and others. My little town is going to be CRAZY, and I’m preparing like a survivalist waiting for the world to end.
Day 1 actually started this weekend August 11-13, 2017. I went to Wal-Mart and Kroger trying to get everything I need so I don’t have to go into town with the four kids. I look at this like we are about to have a hurricane and I’m stocking up on bread and milk! (…and other things)
Yeah, I spent some money and time getting ready for this next week. I am pretty sure everyone that lives around here had the same idea.
Seriously though, if you are looking to visit a place to watch the Eclipse, come to Hopkinsville. We have special little places that may or may not be promoted that I’m going to tell you about tomorrow along with a map for when you visit. This week I’m going to expose the beauty of Hopkinsville and give great ideas for sharing the Eclipse with the kids.