We thought about laying out on our deck and watching it all go down, but opted for a fun day at the park.
(Someone was kind enough to give us glasses – thanks, Bob!)
Although we were “in the path,” We had the place pretty well to ourselves.
Zack’s entire school laid out on the football field. Such a cool experience for them!
Mae was very excited about the entire thing!
We brought Buckey along. He just napped the first two hours. Sweet boy.
It was SO humid. Rae wasn’t havin’ it. We hauled lunch and plenty of snacks, so she hung in there.
We also brought some travel-size workbooks along, did some phonics, addition, and cursive.
The girls made a friend at the playground when we arrived. A boy named Coby. He tagged along like he’d known them forever.
It was so cool watching it get dark (and the humidity went away!!!). The crickets got louder as the birds went silent.
^Taken just after the eclipse was over.
Rae said, “aaaand, cut!”
She’s so cool.
Pinhole shadows. So cool! (And, hand-holding!!!)
We walked Buckey around the spring and fed the trout. This part of the park has an anti-humidity bubble around it. We could’ve stayed all day.
I thought watching how the environment changed around us was the best part.
I’m sure we’ll drive over to Illinois to see the next one in 7 years!