Prices for parking were all over the map. I don't know how many people paid this one,,,,,,
Cause this lot was put up by the town and was free.
We trekked up to the top of Van't Hof mountain and prepared to watch.
We were not sure what to expect, there was some discussion whether the moon would be moving to the left or to the right across the sun. I actually won a bet and 5 bucks on that one. Never question an ex-NASA engineer. As the moon began to cross the sun, the one noticeable thing was that the temperature dropped about 10 degrees on my thermometer, folks donned jackets and a slight dimming could be observed. When the actually totality arrived, the hills to the west darkened suddenly and then it dimmed rapidly. It was never pitch black, more like dusk, 15 minutes after a normal sunset. The sky was still a shade of blue but venus was now visible but no other stars. And it looked like a 360 degree sunset as you looked around. It came and went almost too fast to appreciate but I did get a bit of a video that showed how quickly it darkened. I started shooting to the west and went it went to totality I swung around and pointed at the sun but it would not focus on the sun. It is a lousy video but it gives you an idea. Notice how light the horizon is.
We all wanted an instant replay, it was too quick. Anyway, after lunch, we bid our hosts goodbye,,,,
Tonight packed for departure, 366 miles tomorrow......