I am intrigued by all the excitement regarding the upcoming, total eclipse and the resulting economic impact on the 70-mile wide path accross the County on August 21st. Emergency officials are contingency planning for massive crowds, hotels have been sold out for months, school schedules are being modified and hotels/restuarants/golf courses, service clubs and even small airports are getting in on the action by planning viewing parties, some much more expensive than others.
Here in Aiken, we are just on the edge of totality (sounds like a song from the 1980’s) and the city is all a buzz.
It’s like Masters Week, but without the golf.
Lucky me, I have jury duty that day, but plan to watch at least 20,000 Youtube videos of the eclipse that evening. I’ll enjoy my day with Judge Early and knowing him, I’m sure he will have some witty insight regarding the goings on.
But . . . what if it is overcast or better yet, torrential downpour rain? Nowhere have I read any mention of that possibility. Think about it, what is the liklihood that there will be clear skies all accross the path of the eclipse?
My guess is that there are no refunds for those fancy parties. Wouldn’t that suck?