This just in from the Dalai Jarmo:
Last night was a 100% lunar eclipse, so while watching it I got an idea. The next 100% SOLAR eclipse will be in Siberia just east of KOMI in the Yamalo-Nenetskyi autonomous regions of Russia all which is just somewhat east of where I was born. My father in law has made numerous trips to the Komi region and has agreed to be the tour organizer.
We would travel to London by cheap flights, (well cheapest anyway), then fly by BUZZ air to Mikkeli Finland. From there we would take the Siberian Express train to Komi, and then something else to get to Nadym in the Yamalo-Nenetskyi autonomous region. Then we watch the 100% solar eclipse and come back home.
The peak eclipse is on August 1, 2008 at 10:21:08.1 AM, and the eclipse lasts for a couple of minutes.
Okay, I am comPLETEly nuts, but this actually sounds like, you know, a plan!