Max went off to chase the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, so we take the week off.
In the days leading up to August 21, Max and @dronemama watched the weather forecasts for South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The forecasts kept changing so they left home unsure where they’d end up. In Virginia, the bet was placed and they headed to a farmer’s field in Cerulean, Kentucky.
A partial eclipse is interesting, but a total solar eclipse is something else altogether. Photographs give you a hint, but when you see that black disk with the corona streaming outward, it elicits an almost primal reaction. That was evidenced by the shouts, gasps, and other exclamations of disbelief from the eclipse chasers in that Kentucky field.
If you ever have the opportunity to travel to a total solar eclipse, do whatever it takes to get there.