For those of you who live under rocks, there was an Eclipse Monday. I live in the area of totality, and had that beaten into my head over the past few months, lol. Along with “Wear solar glasses, or you’ll be blind!” and “Don’t drive while wearing the solar glasses!”
So we ventured outside Monday at 1:15, when it was all supposed to start. And saw a giant dark cloud. Which turned into a deluge a few minutes later, and it didn’t stop. So we opted to flip the bird to Mother Nature, and we drove about 20 minutes southeast to find the sun. An almost-empty parking lot was fine with us, although it seems a lot of other people had the same idea, because it wasn’t almost-empty within an hour, lol.
The only problem was that the giant storm we drove out of was drifting closer to us, as the eclipse got closer to totality. Normally, I have full respect for lightning and make it a point to not be the tallest object in the area, but I made an exception for the eclipse. Because, well, the eclipse! So we had the eclipse on one side, and an impressive storm on the other, and it made for an amazing experience. We didn’t get to see totality because of the clouds, but it got SO dark, and it made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
Truly awe-inspiring, and I’m so glad I got to experience it.