August 28, 2017

That Time I Saw A Solar Eclipse...

Eclipse day happened! For about a year, my husband has been pretty excited for this eclipse and made plans for us to visit his grandparents in Fort Collins, Colorado. Then we could drive up to Wyoming to view the eclipse in the path of totality.

Wyoming is number fifty alphabetically among the states and in terms of population. Wyoming is a perfect place to escape the crowds and take in some of the beauty that the United States has to offer. Unless you go during the total solar eclipse. Which is totally what we did.

So day of, we packed up with my husband's grandparents and headed out to Fort Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming. We took the freeway to and back roads back to Fort Collins. More for the scenery because traffic still existed.
But let me back up. the eclipse is where the sun, moon, and earth are in a direct line. It is pretty extraordinary!

At first when we put on the glasses, it looked like a cookie with a bite taken out of it. Thankfully there was not a glimmer of a cloud in site. When it got to the point where we could take off our glasses, the sky overhead was dark. There was a 360 sunset on the horizon and it was truly more amazing then I ever could have imagined.
I didn't even bother to take pictures. For 2 minutes and 30 seconds, look up a professional photographer's photos, it was truly unworldly. During totality, I was literally overcome. This was an awe inspiring moment. All too soon, it was over. Glasses needed to go back on.

I was not sure that the eclipse would live up to the hype. It didn't until totality happened and then it was way beyond what I was expecting. Truly a great moment in my life. My family in Ohio should be expecting me in 2024!

My husband also took me to my first Colorado Rockies Game (after 12 years together). It was fun, but unfortunately they lost!

I am paying the price for taking off to see the Eclipse. I am working 6 of 7 days now after the Eclipse. 12 hour shifts. Not fun.


Send help. And chocolate.

2 comments:

  1. We had totality in our backyard and I was home with the flu so it all worked out. Glad you got to see it also.

    I've been to a Rockies game, the Atmosphere is just so fun there!

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  2. Good luck with the 12 hour shifts! I've just landed a new job and I find them asking me to work 0600-1800. Heaven forbid that life be straightforward!

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