We're getting to just two years away from this monumental event. Here is the path of totality: http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html Even though I live only 6 miles from the path of totality, it got me wondering just how popular this event might be and how difficult it could be to plan and execute being there for it. Despite the eclipse having a swath crossing the entire USA coast-to-coast through very remote areas, I'm wondering if this event will attract enough people to clog even the most remote of rural roads. For instance, here in southern Illinois, you might have a significant part of the Chicago, St. Louis, Quad Cities, Springfield and Memphis metros all converging in rural areas from mid-Missouri to western Kentucky. It's mind-boggling to think of what that would look like - endless severe chaser convergence-like conditions for hundreds of miles? Then again, I don't know how much the general public cares about this event. I would assume it will be a lot, and I'd assume that due to the internet, far more people will know it's coming than in 1979. It's the first time for anyone alive today that a total solar eclipse has been easily accessible to the entire US population, and the first in the US since the 1979 one in the extreme northwest corner of the country. Then there is the issue if clouds suddenly move in or are forecast in the 24 hours beforehand, causing everyone to try moving hundreds of miles at the last minute. Will this event be a logistical nightmare, a May 19, 2010 on every single back road, or a quiet, serene one like watching a supercell in western Nebraska in July?