This was most likely the single most mind blowing thing I have seen in my adult life. On the way down there was an astronomer on NPR comparing seeing 90% of the eclipse to going 90% of the way to Disneyland. I am guessing he had other analogies that he used in private.
He was right.
The XKCD cartoon was very accurate as well.
By my best estimate that must be a logarithmic scale.
Anyway, here are the pictures.
I am not going to say any more, just let your mind be blown…
Links to the whole eclipse adventure!
Driving down to Nebraska
Beginning of the eclipse
The eclipse proper! Totality!
The sun comes back
Driving across Nebraska
Sandhills, Badlands, Black hills
Close ups of Sandhills, Badlands, and the Black Hills
Black Hills to the Big Horns
Bighorns Nature Hike
Back through the Bighorns and across Montana