I served "Eclipse-iladas" (normally called enchiladas), followed by eclipse-themed goodies like Milky Way, Starburst, and Star Crunch. Beverages included Sunkist Orange soda, Sunny-D, Capri Sun juice boxes and Pepsi Fire.
We even had a playlist of sun/moon themed songs, including "Moon River", "House of the Rising Sun", and "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me."
The crew arrived as the eclipse began - about 11:30 - and we lunched in the growing dusk. And then the big moment arrived - the approximately 2 and a half minutes of totality - during which we saw . . . absolutely nothing. It had rained off-and-on all morning and the clouds never parted to give us so much as a glimpse of the sun.
We did get to see the 360-degree sunset that occurs with a total eclipse. I tried not to waste the experience taking pictures, but I did snap this shot of sunset in the North.
Though the darkness at mid-day was amazing, I am disappointed that I didn't get to see the actual eclipse. I had never given any thought to seeing an eclipse, but after weeks of preparation and research for one that happened to cross my path, I'm now determined to see one. So I'm vacation planning for 2024, when a total eclipse will move from southern Texas, up through Maine. Maybe this will be my chance to finally visit Maine.