Do I avoid eclipse traffic? Or just head through the thick of it?

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My wife and I are just about to take off from Bend, Oregon to our hotel near Portland the night before the Great American Eclipse. At this point, I cannot wait to see the eclipse tomorrow! Super excited.

You may be wondering why we are switching towns and hotels. As it turns out, when I first got a screaming deal on a hotel room for the eclipse, I was only able to find one in Portland on Sunday for a mere 20,000 Honors points. Bend had no availability.

However, I realized that since our plans included a Friday night in northern California for an out of area doctor’s appointment, and then Sunday night in Portland, we might as well make a weekend of it and spend a third night in between the two. Turned out that the Doubletree in Bend still had hotel rooms…

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