Disclaimer: Before you read this you should know I say the word ‘hype(d)’ a lot in this post. If that word annoys you or makes you think less of me as a blogger/writer sorry, but I’m not sorry. There is no other word that I could use to articulate my hypeness about the eclipse!
My family and I spent this past weekend in Keizer, Oregon. Keizer is about an hour south of Portland and was a part of the area that was able to see the eclipse at totality. Yah for being in the strip of totality! 🤗 So there were three different groups of people in regards to the eclipse. One group of people were super hyped about it, another group of people didn’t care about it at all and might not of even known what was taking place and the last group of people were somewhere in between those extremes. I was hyped about the eclipse for several reasons.
Reason 1. The mass of people who were hyped about it naturally got me excited!
Reason 2. I had never experienced viewing an eclipse before so it was something new for me (and my family)!
Reason 3. Anything I can make a shirt about, take pictures of and make memories with my clan excites me.
Reason 4. This is something that doesn’t happen all the time and when it does take place you have to be in a certain location to view it so I felt lucky to be in the area to view it at totality!
That morning I got up early and started working on the shirt designs and making them. I decided to put the phrase– “I got moon’d by the sun and it was totality awesome!” on the shirt. I added the city, state along with the date. I felt like this saying, along with the location and date on the shirts would be a nice souvenir for everyone. I made 10 shirts–in addition to the shirts for my family I also made one for my mother in law, her husband, and my brother and sisters in law. I didn’t end up finishing them until later that afternoon. Then we went to snap some pictures at the Keizer Station in front of the Keisur statue. Afterwards we went to eat dinner in downtown Salem at The Kitchen— which was really yummy! They had the best grits, and their brownies were to die for! Go there if you are ever in the area. Cool thing about it too is that it is opened 24/7!
Was the eclipse worth the hype?! Yes, yes, yes! It was definitely worth the hype! It was awesome watching the stages of the partial eclipse transform into a total eclipse. It looked just like what is portrayed in movies except better. I am so glad we got to experience it. If you have the chance to see a total eclipse, buy the glasses ahead of time and make sure you watch! The next eclipse in the USA is April 8, 2024. Click here to view the map on NASA’s website of where you will be able to see it. Scroll down to see pictures from that day. August 21, 2017 will always be the day I remember we got MOON’d by the SUN!
Did you watch this past eclipse on August 21st? What did you think of it? Do you plan on viewing the eclipse in 2024? Share your experiences with me!