Travels! Saw the Total Solar Eclipse

I’m a creature of habit and narrow routines. But I’m also liable to faff off to remote places if I get to see this:

Total Solar Eclipse!

I heard about the “Great American Eclipse” of 2017 about two months ago. I was consulting the Internet about local stargazing opportunities and Lo! This year the USA will witness the first Total Solar Eclipse since 1979, said the website. Within twenty-four hours I booked a flight using my long dormant air travel miles and phoned up a friend who lives in the path of totality (Kansas City, Missouri) and asked for a ride from the airport. She agreed and also offered her couch. (more…)