Solar Eclipse 2017

It was a while ago, but still.

The solar eclipse was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. Yeah, I was stuck in a very small town out in the middle of nowhere called Turtletown in a rented house they called “Bearadise” where there were bears everywhere.

In a very, very small bathroom there were a grand total of 27 bear pictures, statues, figurines, light switches, trash can, etc. There was no WiFi. There was absolutely no cell service unless you drove half an hour to Ducktown. (No joke, those are the names.) The TVs didn’t have cable and the few movies there for some reason only played in black and white.

But the whole family was together, two dogs. I don’t think they’d believe me if I told them that I would totally do it again. It was so much fun to be really unplugged. Wait. One thing I could go without was the water that smelled like rotten eggs. That wasn’t so much fun, but besides that it was great!

My dad had a telescope and we went camping a lot growing up. So I’ve always had an interest in the stars. I saw the most amazing shooting star with him a few years back. We saw it coming until it was huge, lighting up the whole sky, colored tail and everything. The solar eclipse is right up there on my list of amazing things. I’d love to live somewhere with a big sky and watch the stars at night on a porch…

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