I have never ever seen a total eclipse of the sun. I have seen a partial one and it was neat and kinda freaky but nothing like what I imagine (and have been told) a total solar eclipse is like. That means, since I don’t live in the path it will take over the USA this year as you can see from GreatAmericanEclipse.com, I will have to travel to a location to experience it myself.
The really hard part was deciding just where to go see this event. I have not spent much time in Nashville and that could be a fun place to check out plus, if I really wanted to, I could just drive there from home (but I hate driving so). And I have been told by a few readers that there are some rather decent BBQ places in the area I really should try. Tempting.
The “oh my gawd” by air Eclipse
Another idea, if either Alaska or some other airline does it, is to try to see the eclipse in the air. While this seems like an “oh my gawd” type of event (at least according to the video) I think it will be better on the ground for my first one.
So in the end the choice was simple and that was Charleston, South Carolina as I would really like some time to explore the city before the stellar event on Monday, August 21st 3 months from today! To put it mildly I am stoked. I think this is going to be epic and something to always remember and beyond that when folks ask if I have ever seen a total eclipse I will be able to say YES! Will you? – René