After shopping several options, we found a nice hotel located on I-65 in southern Kentucky. This location is inside the central path and allows excellent access to various highways should the need arise.
We selected this location because of duration, ease of access from Ohio and points south for family and friends. So we reserved a number of rooms at this location and locked in the price before they start hiking them as seen at other locations with less availability. While the weather prospects are certainly not as great as those in Wyoming, the increased duration and more options to move into other climate zones quickly is attractive.
So you might see us in Nashville or Hopkinsville or up in the hills or anywhere along the interstate highway system. If you want to join in the fun, drop me an email and I can send you the details.
One thing to keep in mind is that I am 16 for 16 when chasing total solar eclipses. I have not been clouded out and I intend to keep it that way! So if the weather dictates we will be hitting the road early in the morning or late the night before to get to a better position. This is a major advantage of eclipse chasing in a country as large and well connected as the USA.