We are starting to get excited as the eclipse gets closer. We spent a day and a half with Dan and Barbara (Lon’s brother and sister in-law) in Arkansas where we had a wonderful visit. Thank you both for the gracious hospitality. As we were preparing to depart Vegas freaked out and started running full speed ahead toward us but she was tied to a heavy metal chair that bounced behind her until they both slammed into the RV. Fortunately the only damage was a venting grate that can be easily replaced. Eventually everyone calmed down and we were off toward Kansas City. We could see a storm coming so turned off the highway to the nearest state park, Horseshoe Bend, was just a few miles away and luckily out of the path of the hail and strong winds. The park was exceptional. So blessed to have found beautiful shelter from the storm.
Today we drove just a few miles south of Kansas City and are about an hour and half from St. Joseph, Mo. our destination for a full viewing of the eclipse. Our plans are to arrive there tomorrow, Monday the 20th to become acquainted with area to ensure the best viewing spot. And yes, we have reserved a place to stay, now we are praying for clear weather.