Thursday, August 24, 2017

Monday, Monday.........

My good Intentions to fill you in on our Cannon Beach gathering just have to wait until next time because I want to share our eclipse experience.  Coincidentally, that event fell upon our 52nd anniversary!  We spent a delightful weekend in Portland, and then headed to McMinnville, which was on the very edge of totality. Because we took a back route, the traffic was tolerable, and we found a relatively empty parking lot adjacent to McDonalds. There the fun began.


We parked in front of a bakery that was closed until noon.  Next door was a guitar shop whose owner was all prepared for the eclipse!  We walked around and chatted with other folks also.

Dick got this photo by putting his eclipse glasses in front of the camera's viewfinder. Totality lasted only 45 seconds, and he took another photo without the "filter".


It became dark enough to cause the parking lot lights to turn on, and it was noticeably chillier.  Lots of folks from the various businesses came outside to watch, too.


We had a long drive home and didn't stick around very long after totality.  Our route home took us past the town of Scapoose and this interesting historical marker.


So that was our fun weekend away.  I will try to get the Cannon Beach post up soon, but right now I need to go make supper.  Have a great evening!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seems like a lot of bloggers had very good views of the eclipse.

We had a great view of ...........RAIN! LOL

Betsy said...

It looks like you had a great time. Love the guy with the guitar. So many people had such a great time! So glad.
Blessings,
Betsy

Tanna said...

I am envious of your viewing of the eclipse!! How exciting to see! blessings ~ tanna

Araignee said...

I am so sorry I didn't make the effort to drive a bit south so I could get the full effect. I enjoyed what we saw but the descriptions from those who got the full blast is awesome. Next time.

karen said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! that's me screaming the well wishes :) Love the photos and I hope you have many many more happy years together.

Tired Teacher said...

Happy Belated Anniversary - a total solar eclipse is a fantastic gift for the occasion!

kathy b said...

Oh Im so glad you caught us up on the ECLIPSE viewing !! Im thrilled for all of you who got to enjoy it!
Great fun photos. Our old chicago weather man CRIED at the event. You have to know Tom. He's so sweet and sincere!

Mereknits said...

Such a memorable way to celebrate your anniversary Judy. Congrats to you and your husband.

elns said...

What an anniversary gift!

I think it's so cool having that darkness in the middle of the day like that. You are always having such fun times! What a summer !