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Getting Ready

08/19/2017 11:30 AM

Eclipse glasses... check! Telescope filter... check! Telescope... check! Eyepieces... check! Cell phone tripod... check!

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Report Inappropriate Comment August 20, 2017, 10:42 am by Ari
Very excited for your adventure! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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All Packed!

08/20/2017 08:34 AM

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Report Inappropriate Comment August 20, 2017, 10:13 am by Yoram
What is this big red thing on the right?
Report Inappropriate Comment August 20, 2017, 2:30 pm by Jodi
The big red thing is a portable reflecting telescope. I have a filter that fits on the front to make observing the sun safe.

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Break Time

08/20/2017 08:34 AM

It wouldn't be a road trip without the obligatory stop at a Bucee's in Texas.


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FYI!

08/20/2017 11:19 AM


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Mind the Crowds!

08/20/2017 11:19 AM


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The Red River

08/19/2017 04:53 PM

We crossed the Red River entering Oklahoma.


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Excited!

08/19/2017 06:52 PM

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Report Inappropriate Comment August 21, 2017, 8:09 pm by Anonymous
Haha Marc looks thrilled lol

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I-35

08/19/2017 07:36 PM

Mexico is back the way we came... Canada is straight ahead!


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Stopping for the Evening

08/19/2017 07:41 PM


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Perry, Oklahoma

08/19/2017 07:43 PM


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Sunset

08/19/2017 07:57 PM

Hoping to see a "sunset" in the middle of the day on Monday!


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Braum's

08/19/2017 07:58 PM

This visit was a 1st for 3/4 of us :)


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Braum's

08/20/2017 08:34 AM

A fast food joint / grocery... interesting concept.


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Fellow Traveler

08/20/2017 08:34 AM

This eclectic car was sitting in our hotel parking lot.


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Windmills

08/20/2017 11:08 AM


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A Land of Long Trains

08/20/2017 11:22 AM


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Day #2 on the Road!

08/20/2017 11:23 AM

We're getting more excited! Marc knows I've been waiting for this since ~1988 and he's afraid I'm going to wake everyone up at 4am tomorrow morning. 😂


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Welcome to Kansas!

08/20/2017 11:38 AM


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The Wheat Capital of the World!

08/20/2017 11:25 AM

Where gluten is king!


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On the Chisholm Trail

08/20/2017 11:26 AM


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When in Rome...

08/20/2017 11:40 AM

...eat wheat and corn!

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Report Inappropriate Comment August 21, 2017, 6:46 pm by R
I want to know what that wheat tastes like!

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Cawker City, Kansas

08/20/2017 03:11 PM


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Cawker City, Kansas

08/20/2017 03:12 PM


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The Cawker City Claim to Fam

08/20/2017 03:13 PM

You never know what you'll find along the way. In this case, a REALLY BIG ball of twine! The cats in this city have it made! 😂🐱

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Report Inappropriate Comment August 21, 2017, 6:47 pm by R
That's crazy!

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The Rewards of Blazing a Trail Off the Interstate Highway

08/20/2017 03:15 PM

This little piece of Americana was located in Cawker City, across the street from their famed ball of twine.


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The Rewards of Blazing a Trail Off the Interstate Highway

08/20/2017 03:15 PM

The signage indicated this property now functions as an inn, but I didn't see much activity around the building.


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Pipe Dreams

08/20/2017 03:17 PM

We definitely won't see these dated prices ever again


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More Americana

08/20/2017 03:17 PM


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String Theory

08/20/2017 03:18 PM

Yep, these folks are proud of their string! The sidewalks are whimsically decorated with looping strands.➰


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String Theory

08/20/2017 03:18 PM

Street Art ❤️


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String Theory

08/20/2017 03:19 PM

Street Art ❤️


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Kansas Countryside

08/20/2017 04:05 PM

America is beautiful in so many ways!

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Report Inappropriate Comment August 21, 2017, 6:47 pm by R
That is beautiful!

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Kansas Countryside

08/20/2017 04:11 PM


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Dirt Road

08/20/2017 04:17 PM

We traveled a little off the beaten path. The scenery was worth it!


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We're not in Kansas anymore!

08/20/2017 04:36 PM

A couple from Corsicana, Texas took our picture and we returned the favor.


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Nebraska Countryside

08/20/2017 04:48 PM


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Reservation Issues

08/20/2017 07:03 PM

We got everything cleared up. BOY you DON'T want to look for a hotel room around here tonight! We've seen prices as high as $2500 and no lower than ~$600 a night. Yikes!


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Resting for the Night in North Platte, Nebraska

08/20/2017 07:08 PM


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First Glimpses

08/20/2017 07:53 PM

I took this hazy image of the sun through clouds (and a professional filter) as I calibrated my telescope this evening. The dark spots near the center are sunspots, relatively cooler magnetic storms on the sun's surface.


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The Great American Eclipse!

08/20/2017 08:07 PM

This is the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States since 1918!


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20th Century Veterans Memorial in North Platte, Nebraska

08/20/2017 08:14 PM

I walked by this veterans memorial tonight. Remembering the sacrifice of my grandfathers, father, uncle, and others.


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Chasing the Sun!

08/21/2017 05:55 AM

So... This wouldn't be an adventure without a struggle. We woke up this morning to fog and a forecast for clouds and chance of rain. Not to worry! We were up and on the road before 6:30am. Heading west to Wyoming!


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Heading West

08/21/2017 06:25 AM

Here comes the sun! Though we were still in and out of fog for quite a way.


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Heading West

08/21/2017 06:59 AM


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The Venue!

08/21/2017 11:41 AM

We paid $20 to set up camp in a rancher's field in Jay Em, Wyoming. The rancher had a great day 😉


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The Eclipse Begins!

08/21/2017 10:40 AM

Photo taken through my telescope from a rancher's field. Jay Em, Wyoming


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The Eclipse Begins!

08/21/2017 10:45 AM


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Safety First!

08/21/2017 10:57 AM

Eclipse glasses offer a great general view of solar eclipses. I am in love with my wraparounds from Rainbow Symphony!


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Safety First!

08/21/2017 10:58 AM

Eclipse glasses offer a great general view of solar eclipses. I am in love with my wraparounds from Rainbow Symphony!


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J & M

08/21/2017 10:58 AM

Jodi and Marc... I thought it was especially appropriate that the GPS tags for our Eclipse pictures is "Jay Em, Wyoming!"

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Report Inappropriate Comment August 21, 2017, 6:50 pm by R
Jay Em... I would say Wyoming was too far to travel but looks like it was meant to be!

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Is that Pac Man in the sky?!

08/21/2017 11:03 AM


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Anticipation Builds

08/21/2017 11:03 AM


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Anticipation Builds

08/21/2017 11:12 AM


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Lunar Transit Across the Face of the Sun

08/21/2017 11:20 AM


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Crescent Sun

08/21/2017 11:29 AM


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Crescent Sun

08/21/2017 11:38 AM


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Eclipse Kiss

08/21/2017 11:40 AM

Marc is amazing for chasing the eclipse across the country with me. Love him!

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Report Inappropriate Comment August 21, 2017, 5:23 pm by Chris Johnson
Awww!!!

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The Final Sliver

08/21/2017 11:42 AM


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The Set Up

08/21/2017 11:43 AM

This picture was taken as the landscape was darkening before totality.


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360 Degree Sunset

08/21/2017 11:46 AM

We saw a "sunset" wrapping around the entire horizon in every direction. So stunningly surreal!


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Totality

08/21/2017 11:47 AM

Surreal... Otherworldly... Dreamlike... Spectacular... Jaw Dropping... Ancient... Humbling... Others can help add to the list of adjectives. This was the best shot I could get with my phone. I didn't stress and simply enjoyed this once-in-a-lifetime spectacle!


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Crescent In Reverse

08/21/2017 11:51 AM


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Reemergence

08/21/2017 11:54 AM


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Reemergence

08/21/2017 11:56 AM


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Cheshire Cat Smile from the Sun 😁

08/21/2017 12:09 PM


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Cheshire Cat Smile from the Sun 😁

08/21/2017 12:10 PM


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Sunspots Revealed

08/21/2017 12:16 PM


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Sunspots Revealed

08/21/2017 12:17 PM


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Elated Over the Eclipse!

08/21/2017 12:25 PM

This experience was so much more than what you can imagine! It was definitely worth waiting 29 years for! Can't wait for Texas 2024!


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Carpocalypse 2017!

08/21/2017 02:46 PM

We are grateful we didn't hit traffic until we started toward home. But this is INSANE! We are still currently driving, trying to make it to Denver for the night. It's been a slow go.


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Wyoming Countryside

08/21/2017 02:28 PM


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At Last!

08/21/2017 04:24 PM

Another consequence of Carpocalypse 2017 😳


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Eclipse Spirit!

08/21/2017 04:42 PM


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I-25 in Wyoming

08/21/2017 05:09 PM


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Wyoming Countryside

08/21/2017 05:12 PM


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Wyoming Countryside

08/21/2017 05:12 PM


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The Star of the Show

08/21/2017 06:49 PM

Literally!


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