The Great American Eclipse

Almost by accident, I traveled with my father in May of 2012 to Albuquerque, NM to watch the total annular eclipse of the sun. It was a wonder I'll never forget. We liked it so much we started researching the next one, and found it would be a total eclipse in August of 2017. At the time, I lived in Colorado, so we planned to travel north to watch it. Over time, I and my family moved to Pennsylvania, then Alaska, and we almost forgot about the eclipse. Almost. We altered the plan to watch it in Salem, OR, then picked some alternates, such as Jackson, WY and Kansas City, KS. Finally, I moved to Houston, where I reminded my family of the eclipse. We started planning in earnest, and picked Dougl

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