Tuesday, August 22, 2017
After some deliberation, Anderson SC was picked out for the best odds on the weather map. Once in Anderson, we couldn't decide between the airport or state park for our eclipse viewing pleasure. We figured no way in hell would we get a campsite within 100 miles of the totality path, so we focused on a good spot for sky watching. Feeling optimistic, we headed to the state park. The "no vacancy" sign and ranger station confirmed our thinking, so we paid for a day pass and parked at the baseball field as instructed. After a little marital spat, we ditched the confines of the baseball field and settled on open sky and water near the boat launch. It was perfect. So lucky to have explored our options.
A sweet couple from SC had their camper parked in the shade and were setting up camera equipment as we observed possible clouds moving into the area. We started a conversation and before you know it, they offered us their campsite for the night as they were taking off after the show. Lucky again!
The clouds stayed away and it was an amazing experience to witness such heavenly glory! A total eclipse of the sun! The light, the dark, the quiet, the cool, the gasps of awe, the spectacle. So lucky!
There was such a sense of togetherness; a special and peaceful connection among the people around the boat launch. We shared something so incredible. One by one people left and we found our way to the campsite. It was on a lake. So beautiful! So lucky. There was loads of firewood, too!
A heavenly day and night. So lucky!
Posted by K.F.Rogers at 8:26 AM
Monday, August 21, 2017
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Saturday, August 19, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Thanks for following along. We'll be posting from the big eclipse next week!
Posted by K.F.Rogers at 2:10 PM
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Charlottesville is on our mind tonight as fanatics exercise their right to free speech and excite the media into a frenzied state of incessant and sensationalized reporting. God help America.
Posted by K.F.Rogers at 6:43 PM
Friday was mostly spent exploring lower Manhattan's waterfront. A ride on the Staten Island ferry capped off the tour.
We couldn't resist a stop for lunch at the original Shake Shack in Madison Square Park. It was packed!
Posted by K.F.Rogers at 11:20 AM
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Ally is taking her turn babysitting. We left Solo for a few days in NY. Lunch at Mister Dips in Brooklyn was first on the list. Then, we shared a solemn couple hours at the 9/11 Memorial. The Oculus transportation hub at the WTC connected us to our subway and hotel in Union Square; close to my old stomping grounds.
Posted by K.F.Rogers at 7:40 AM
Monday, August 7, 2017
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Lancaster County is beautiful and famous for the simple lifestyle of its population. It's such a curiosity to see in 2017. They must think we're curious too.
Anyway, here a quick read from USA Today on why America loves camping:
Posted by K.F.Rogers at 11:30 AM
Back to the heat, we had a simple dinner of BBQ leftovers and watched "Ozark" in the air conditioning.
Bill made pressure-cooked steel cut oats for breakfast Tuesday. Yum!
Posted by K.F.Rogers at 11:18 AM