Put up earlier on my facebook page.
Getting ourselves set up on the side porch. The young miss with NASA tv on the laptop. My half-broken binoculars projecting the sun’s image onto a clothing box:
My guess is that we were at about 9:20 above.
Around this time, the image was getting hard to focus. It took me a few minutes to realize the sun was passing behind a tree branch behind our home. Relocated briefly to the landing, then went inside to catch the coverage from around the country on the big screen.
I feel a bit sorry we didn’t go for the big adventure in Oregon. Between all the events of the last week: a death in the family, some bumps in the college application process, plus a super-busy week at the parish (two big funerals, a wedding, a holy day, plus the usual weekend schedule) none of us in the family were feeling up to chancing the traffic and the other unknowns of the trip. I thought we had a campsite lined up in central Oregon last month, but friends changed plans and we were left to our own resources.