How many times do you get a chance to see a total solar eclipse in person?
Once! That’s how many. So I had to take the day off and head-up to Glendo, Wyoming. I tossed an embarrassing amount of tech into the car and invited a friend along. We left Lakewood, around midnight Monday, August 21, 2017 and headed north. We knew that we would hit traffic but the line of cars headed to Glendo was more like driving to work at rush hour than driving to central Wyoming at midnight!
Even so, we made it to Glendo in about three hours, staked-out our place and waited for the big event.
The carnival-like atmosphere was amazing. Everyone was so friendly and so many people stopped by to look at my camera set-up and my various accoutrement for eclipse watching. I hope you will enjoy my gallery as much as much as I enjoyed creating it for you.
Of course, the problem was that on the way home, the parking lot was all of I-25! We averaged about 15 miles an hour all the way home. Nearly 12 hours later we finally got home.
All-in-all, I would do it again in a heartbeat – given the opportunity.
Don Bergquist – August 21, 2017 – Glendy, Wyoming, USA