After leaving Clifton Gorge, we drove from Yellow Springs Ohio to Dawson Springs, Kentucky.  Clear weather and beautiful roads. Camped on the Tradewater River, then drove to Mantle Rock Natural Monument in Lola, Kentucky the next morning to sit and wait for the eclipse. Soon joined by a friendly Minnesotan and 100 even friendlier larval ticks. We decamped to a rockier spot and proceeded to pick, flick, and wait. Set up the kids telescope with a solar filter and watched the Moon slide across the Sun. The first total solar eclipse I’ve ever seen, I understand now why people chase them.

Like, totality, duuuude. Wow.

Watch Totality end here.

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