Total Eclipse

We drove into the path of totality to watch the eclipse on Monday and, yes, it was worth it.

Worth the drive, worth the crazy last minute plans, worth the insane heat, worth the traffic on the way home and the fact that it came at the end of a marathon week of capoeira and most of us hadn’t slept a real night of sleep in days.

The adults bounced around in excitement, the kids (if not quite as enthusiastic as the adults) were still excited. And it was truly awesome to watch. Full totality was just what they said it would be, an indescribable corona, sunsets all around, bats, a major  temperature drop… it was a thing that gives me goosebumps to remember.

But… as with most things in life, it’s not always about what you do, but who you do it with. Eight people who can happily jump in cars at the last moment and drive off into the sunset with barely a plan are hard to find. But there we were. Four adults who could be happily, geeky together as they reuse the same adjectives over and over in their excitement……and four kids who can play together in a truck for hours… and hours… and hours.

Two car loads of people swapping seats and stories across Illinois.

The total eclipse was an indescribable hiccup in the Earth’s journey.

But friends……friends make the world go round.

 

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12 comments on “Total Eclipse

  1. junekearns says:

    Wow! How fantastic Jessie!!

  2. jenanita01 says:

    I can feel your excitement all the way over here in the UK!

  3. KathrinS says:

    How lucky you were to get to see that! I’m on the other side of the globe so I missed it unfortunately ..

    Kathrin — http://mycupofenglishtea.wordpress.com

    • Jessie says:

      We were lucky- blue skies above and thunderstorms brewing around us! Someday there will be one in your area- I highly recommend tracking it down! 🙂

  4. Martha says:

    I love you all so much! So wish I could have been on that journey.

  5. Dan says:

    Sounds amazing! It passed us by over here. That you have a group you can run off and chase eclipses with makes me so happy. Your group photos are adorable❤️

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