So yesterday was a fantastic day!
My daughter and I drove up to meet my BFF for eclipse viewing to the closest place it would be 100% (Athens Tn). We had planned to go down to the park but there were so many people that we went the other way and found a paved turn around on the side of the road. We pulled in and watched from there.
Yes, we had glasses.
It was fabulous! BFF wanted to be an astronomer when we were kids so this was really special for her. I enjoyed watching the moon dragon eat the sun… but I also enjoyed watching the weird twilight come on and, close to the total coverage, the shadow actually moving toward us!
Then we went for food and, having discovered that the traffic was purely mad, went to her hotel room and napped for a bit before heading home.
The traffic was still mad… but probably not as bad as it had been… and she came home with us for an extended evening of board games, cheesecake and coffee.
We played one game each of Morels, Gloom and Tokaido (and Rokoko last night) none of which she had ever played before. She liked Tokaido so well that she’s thinking of getting her own copy!