Question: What are your plans for the eclipse? Are you worried about the crowds?
Jacinda Swan, Bend
"The kids will be staying home with dad and I'm working at Solar Festival. Solar Festival is five days in Madras, there are 55,000 campsites and 30,000 people camping. Of course I'm worried about the crowds, everyone is talking about it."
"I'm trying to go to Lake Shasta. I saw the eclipse when I was little. I grew up in Texas and saw an eclipse. I'm worried about the crowds. We aren't sure if we're going but we are trying to leave on Friday and be gone because we have young girls and we heard there will be a lot of people, a lot of drinking and a lot of drugs and my children are not shy. I don't want to leave them here to get messed up with the wrong crowd. I don't really know, I don't know what's coming. I'm not anxious, but like I said, I don't know if it's going to be like YTK and not as big as they say or if it's going to be a mess."
Max Wolckenhauer, Bend
"I'm going to lay low, get in the car, sit down and find a nice spot probably near our house. I'm going to observe and enjoy it. I'm not worried about the crowds, it is what it is. Folks will come and enjoy it. It may be a little hectic or crazy but it's only for a short while I'll just go with the flow."
Cade Ginsburg, Bend
"I'm going to stay here. I might be at my house, but I might be working that morning. Chances are I'll just be at home and I'll watch it from my house. I'm very worried about the crowds, I'm not excited."
Troy Davis, Richland, Wash.
I'm taking the day off to watch the eclipse, but I won't be in Bend. We won't get the full eclipse, but it will be around 90 percent. People aren't as excited up there.
Natalie Page, Central Oregon
"We are getting out of town. We're going to go visit some friends that live over in the John Day area. I'm a little worried, I just love Bend so I'm hoping it doesn't get trashed. I'm a little worried about the partiers, but not too much; everyone is partying all summer long here anyway."
Bill Casey, Hawaii
"I'm not planning on being here for the eclipse, I'll be back in Hawaii. We've had one before, but we won't get this one. I'm not going to watch it on TV— been there, done that. It must have been back in 1979. It was interesting, we went out on our boat and watched it."