Just 48 hours out from the appaclipse and I didn’t have to drive the bus today so we braved the massive incoming crowds and drove to Walmart in Rexburg. With the threat of thousands of people heading into the Valley it was a risky move and here’s some video shot coming back into town, around 1030, on 8/18:

On The Road

Starting this Wednesday, I’ll be the TRPTA driver in town. My co-worker Karen has been running the show this Summer and now it’s my turn. She’s the smart one and is taking this Eclipse spectacle off.

It’s up in the air whether we (I) run next weekend, depends on negotiations between the company and the City of Driggs. Monday, unfortunately for me, is a solid go.

Whatever comes down, it should be interesting and I will be snapping photos and posting them here as it happens. I’ll either be driving in six or more straight days of traffic nightmare, or maybe nobody shows up and it will be nice and quiet. Stay tuned…


Oh, the irony… I just got a letter from Amazon customer service. I don’t know about you, but I don’t recall ever getting anything other than an order from Amazon all the many years I’ve done business with them. It reads as follows:

We’re writing to provide you with important safety information about the eclipse products you purchased on Amazon (order #… for Solar Eclipse Glasses – Shade 14 Googles CE Certified For Protected Sun Viewing, Fits Over Most Glasses,Green Solar Filter and Viewer.).

Amazon has not received confirmation from the supplier of your order that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer.  We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse.

Amazon is applying a balance for the purchase price to Your Account (please allow 7-10 days for this to appear on Your Account).  There is no need for you to return the product.

Here’s my original Post.