Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Great American Eclipse 2017: A Short Savannah Stay and Eclipse Viewing Mini-Vacay

This past Sunday we stayed in Savannah, Georgia so we could drive to South Carolina the next day to be in the line of Totality for the 2017 solar eclipse! Clouds came and completely obscured the sun right in time for the total eclipse, haha! But it was still amazing to be there and nice to get a short break. We've been working nonstop in the shop and doing pop-ups like crazy and even a one-day break is helpful for coming back to home and work with a different perspective amid chaos.


Staying at  and photographing hotels is a favorite passtime. I'm a rolling stone gypsy at heart! This Travelodge in Savannah Georgia wasn't bad for the price. The indoor salt water pool was closed though, boo!


An awesome thing about running a natural body care shop and business, right before we left I grabbed a bunch of our goodies so make my hotel room stay spa like, short though it was. Coming back home after a hotel say gives you a fresh perspective. Inspired to get to work on lots of kits and travel sets for the shop.


The next day after not enough sleep (boo again, the breakfast wasn't worth getting up for, note to self for next trip, sleep the hell in!) we drove until we were well into the path of totality for seeing the eclipse and luckily found parking in the packed rest stop, haha.


This is a quick shot AJ took of me setting up the camera. Poor AJ, what an unflattering shot of him, haha, but I liked the moment.


And a quick bad shot of the eclipse with the eclipse glasses we bought over the camera lens. You couldn't look at the sun and see it (ah, your poor eyes!) but it was neat to watch the moon slowly create a crescent sun when wearing the correct protective eyewear! It was like phases of the sun.


Then right before totality was going to begin the clouds came and completely obscured the sun, haha!


It started slowly getting darker. The street lights came on. People took our their cameras.


Above is the sky with the eclipse at totality. It didn't get pitch black like we thought it would. It was still neat to the sky so dark at 2:30 in the afternoon.







Above a crane operator snaps some shots. The sky was beautiful! It wasn't twilight or golden hour colors. The tints were different. You can't predict the future, but AJ and I hope to be around and together for the next American Eclipse in 2024. We'll fly out to Texas where it starts and where it hopefully won't be cloudy, haha ;)

Did you get to see any part of The Great American Eclipse of 2017?
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6 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! So jealous that you got to see the total eclipse, Vanessa! Me and the kiddos were out for a long time with our homemade pinhole viewer, but alas, here in TO, we only saw the partial one. It got dark slightly but not like there in SC. Thanks for sharing these awesome pics:)

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    1. No prob. We missed the full eclipse but at least we got to see the sky darken, haha :)

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  2. Here on Vancouver Island it was only 85 percent coverage - clear sunny day. It really felt like it was about 6pm instead of 11 am for a few minutes, but I bet it was way better on the path.

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    1. It probably wasn't TOO much difference. We were expecting it to get pitch black but it was neat to see it get as dark as it did.

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  3. Fun photos! Great idea to mark this rare occurrence.

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    1. We hope to be around to travel to the next one, haha. :)

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