Chris promised that a total solar eclipse would be unlike an 80% or even 99% eclipse and as usual, he was right.
We settled into our comfy chairs, as the time keeper announced the start. Chris and Adam played with shadows.
Denise worked on photographing the eclipse.
At totality, we took off our glasses and gawked. Our announcer noted the maximum moment and played an eerie tone. A cheer went up. (From Chris' video)
Making pinhole cameras from cereal boxes, collectively looking to the moon and the stars: this is the America I believe in.
Postscript: Here's a video of totality shot through a telescope, with an excellent explanation of the corona: