We journeyed to Madras, Oregon in order to be right in the middle of the “path of totality” for the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. The crowds were not as immense at predicted by the media…although there were A LOT of people. Our “reserved” camping spot was in the middle of a farmer’s field … along with 10,000 other people.
Viewing the eclipse with all those other kindred spirits was an outstanding experience. At “full eclipse” the temperature had dropped 14 degrees and we could see stars in the sky.
The night before the eclipse we had an Oregon Pinot Noir wine called “Total Eclipse”with our dinner … sitting in camping chairs in the middle of a dusty field. Really, it WAS great fun!!
During the eclipse the folks in the motorhome next to us distributed “Moon Pies”. What a hoot!