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So tomorrow we’re off to NASHVILLE, because there is no way we’re going to let a total solar eclipse pass this close without doing our best to set ourselves smack in the middle of its path. 

The first and only time I saw a solar eclipse was in 1999, in France. Froglet was four months old and like every new mum I couldn’t help fretting: what if she opened her eyes and looked directly at the sun! What if this hurt her eyes! (she slept through the whole thing). It was a slightly cloudy day and yet it was amazing. I remember the feeling of awe as we watched  the enormous shadow of the moon, swift and steady, moving across the fields. I remember how the birds suddenly fell still… and when the sun came back everyone just spontaneously clapped, because DAMN but that was a great show. :D I spent the following months/years checking websites to find out when/if I could arrange to see another one, it was that incredible. So yeah, we’re doing it again, only it’s a little further this time. Tadpole is very excited, she’s been counting the days for the past few months. 

And then we’ll visit Graceland. Don’t even ask. 

ANYWAYS: this should be fun. :D I’ll post pictures if I can. 

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Date: 2017-08-19 07:09 am (UTC)
tealin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tealin
A family trip to see apocalyptic science in the American Bible Belt strikes me as one of the very most 2017 things to do. ;)

Date: 2017-08-19 09:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] l33tminion
I'm also in the Nashville area now, for similar reasons. (Though the place we're staying is so far from town as to be practically in another state.)

Have a great trip!

Date: 2017-08-20 07:04 pm (UTC)
l33tminion: (Default)
From: [personal profile] l33tminion
It indeed looks like the moon's shadow will be the only respite from the day's solar death rays.
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