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Total Solar Eclipse 2017; Rexburg, Idaho, beneath the path of totality.

This was such a cool experience – nature never fails to amaze me…

The great eclipse of 2017

I have to say that I thought boo was going a little crazy.

Leading up to the eclipse, he was closely following the weather patterns to see which US locations, beneath the path of totality, would have the clearest skies.

The plan was to fly out, last minute, to whichever location would have the best viewing conditions.

This ended up being Rexburg, Idaho.

So, we ended up flying into Salt Lake City, Utah, where we basically took a nap at a Radisson, located by the airport, before driving approximately 3 hours to a giant field in the middle of nowhere in Rexburg, Idaho.

I would say about a thousand other people had the same idea…

Was it fun? Um, yeah…

Was I tired and grumpy at certain points of this journey? Definitely. Especially, when the alarm starting going off at midnight, signaling our nap time was over and it was time to hit the road.

But…what a freakin’ cool experience.

Not only did we get to see the eclipse in totality, but we did it surrounded by wildlife (more on that in the next post) and shared a cool experience with folks from around the world who had collectively gathered to witness this rare phenomenon.