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Goodlettsville man offers 3-minute parking for total solar eclipse

(MGN Online)

Driving along Dickerson Road in Goodlettsville, there is a sign that catches the eye.

One side reads ‘Eclipse Parking, three minute limit.’

“I put on there as a joke," said Randy Jones, owner of AAA Home Improvement Inc. "Three minute limit because the eclipse is two minutes so they got plenty of time. We're not going to police that very tight because we're in Goodlettsville.”

The other side of his sign reads ‘Eclipse Alien Landing Zone,’ which owner Randy Jones also says is a joke.

Jones has 100 parking spots available for free and eight acres of land behind his shop for ATVs.

He suggested getting there early Monday. Families are welcome to stay the entire day.

The price tag for a parking spot in GF Puhl Company, Inc on Airport Road in Gallatin is $25 dollars . That's where Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing Jim Curtis is eager for his front row seat.

“I've been waiting for this quite a while, about 20 years in fact is when I first found out we were going to have this eclipse here,” Curtis said. “I read about it in a book someone gave me for my birthday.”

There are 200 parking spots available and families can arrive as early as 7 a.m. on August 21.

“Our lawn will be a nice safe place for kids with a blanket or maybe a tent,” Curtis said. “It’ll be a wonderful experience seeing something most people probably won't see again in their lifetime.”

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