There Goes the Sun
We kind of argued with ourselves in regards to the eclipse. We were in Breckenridge which was supposed to have 90% totality. Having been to Wyoming and not itching to get back there, do we stay? Do we go? We didn’t really have equipment to capture the eclipse so even if we were to be there in person, just our memories would need to hold us through. We opted to stay in Breckenridge.
Prime eclipse viewing was scheduled for 11:45 Mountain Time. We headed out around 9:45 to search for the prime viewing area. We found it – a field next to a pull off near the White River National Forest in Dillon. It wasn’t a pull off with designated parking spaces so no one was there. We took our laptops for work, our chairs, some sunscreen (for Kim) and listened to music in a huge field. It got dim which was the strangest feeling. One thing we hadn’t anticipated? How COLD it would get. Sure, we were in the mountains but the temperature dropped by easily 7 degrees.
Some pictures for your viewing pleasure.
So are we regretting not trekking the 11.5 hours (with traffic back into CO, as friends told us) to see totality? Not really. If we had equipment, maybe, but we don’t. It was a pleasant morning, neat to see with our uber cool glasses and we had a pleasant lunch afterwards. We got to see an eclipse, less the slim banana in the sky.