First off, are pictures of my entry way desk and horseshoe tree decorations. I still enjoy decorating this desk each month and for every occasion.
Before the actual date of totality, which fell on the 21st of August, we had family and friends start arriving at our home on the 16th. So, so much fun. I really enjoy visiting with family and friends. One thing all the kids enjoyed was riding the cart behind the 4-wheeler. We also had darts, badminton, and a corn (sand) box for the kiddos.
Another fun thing going on was honking..............LOTS of HONKING....Before and after the eclipse. Before the eclipse, I was standing out back of the house and heard cars honking. Not just a few honks here and there, but a continuing honking of horns. I walked around to the front of our home to see what was going on and this is what I saw...........Ha..........so funny. Young and old alike were out sitting on the fence, pumping their arms up and down getting cars to honk their horns.
A few days before the eclipse, we drove to town to the craft festival on main street. All summer long, there is a minion looking character that is placed around town in the front of businesses. In order for it to be removed from a place of business, the owner of that business has to pay money. And not to be left out, the big minion looking character even had on a pair of eclipse glasses. Cute.
On eclipse day, we had a big breakfast outside for everyone....a total of 27 people. We had pancakes, scrambled eggs, and sausage patties.
As time drew near for the eclipse, we all headed out to the field next to our home so there would be no objects, trees, or anything to block our view. Everyone was just sitting around laughing, visiting, picking produce from my husbands garden and just enjoying each others company.
Finally, the time was here..............the event we had all been waiting for in anticipation.......ECLIPSE TOTALITY!
You can go to the following VLOG to see what my son-in-laws cousin video taped and right below, is a video I took. The first video (vlog) is more on a professional level and shows a lot of what was happening all day, leading up to totality. Mine is a shorter video and shows only the happenings taking place during totality of the eclipse.
And others, like my little grandson, were just totally tuckered out from a full morning of eating and playing.............just waiting for the big moment.