I caught Great American Eclipse fever almost too late.
During the past few weeks, I'd been preoccupied with the same old news events that we're used to hearing about every day. I had barely given a thought to the fact that something unique was about to occur right before our eyes.
By the time I started thinking about the solar eclipse, flights had tripled in price, nearby hotels were booked solid and the supplies of the special glasses needed to view the sun were long since depleted.
But I was determined not to let the opportunity to see a total eclipse pass me by. I wasn't interested in waiting another seven years until there is another eclipse.
Had I been home in...