Jenny thinks that I’m kind of a reactionary…..a “Nervous Nelly”.
We’re going to try to go in the “back way” tomorrow…..drive down a long, dirt road into the totality zone, find a place to park at the state forest with very limited spaces, and enjoy a “once in a lifetime” event with the little guys in tow.
I expect weirdness….even if weirdness doesn’t come into play on the big day.
I expect some out-of-towner to block my progress after they follow their GPS into a place where no giant motor home should ever go.
I expect to have to back up for miles on blind turn gravel.
I expect the worst of all possible worlds on the day of totality.
I expect Octogenarian Zombies when the sun ducks behind the moon.
I expect….that I should stop expecting and just go for it. You can’t plan for everything that probably won’t happen.
It’s hard to say how it will go.
This first video is in Oregon….people lined up for miles trying to get somewhere that provides a view of the sun.
I’ll bet that they can see it from the road….even if they don’t feel like they’re at a party while they’re looking at it.
The second video is in Idaho.
Good old Idaho.
It looks more mellow in Idaho.
Jenny was able to get 4 pairs of eclipse glasses….so she and I will share a pair while we try to make sure that the little guys keep their glasses on their heads.
I don’t think that I’d be paying close enough attention to the little guys if I was staring at the sun the whole event.
Man….what would it be like to be sharing the eclipse view with only a few cars and a bunch of chirping grasshoppers….wide open and almost silent….just us and Nature….and a big, blocked sun?
Is that Idaho?
I like Idaho.