We fly out tomorrow! We spent a week in Idaho visiting family and friends, eating last tastes of favorite foods such as tuna melt and fries from Bar Gernika, lamb shank from Lock, Stock and Barrel.
Yesterday we tried to race across Oregon to get back to Portland in time for our flight but, we dawdled instead. Lovely it was indeed as we drove right through the
Path of Totality of the Total Eclipse.
My father in law, Mike, helped us get to Portland and he had, as he called it, ‘one of the best days of his life’. The eclipse experience really bonded us all.
We got to see the eclipse in the shadow of hills of the Snake River on the border of Oregon and Idaho.
It was an amazing experience. The sudden darkness shocked and surprised all of us. The stars came out, car lights automatically came on, a hush abounded. The sun was a mysterious orb of light that might emanate from Gandalf’s staff in a different universe.
I had seen a partial eclipse when I was 10 years old. A pin hole camera in the backseat of my Dad’s LTD on the canal bank in Rupert, Idaho. Fond memory of my Dad.
So, now we are in Portland, Oregon. Making our last trips to the bank, store and by my office for the last check of mail.
Tomorrow morning we fly to Oahu. We are ready to go. At least as ready as we are going to be. Whew!
Here is to the next steps!!! Our next post should be from the road.