Mr. has wanted to see a total eclipse pretty much his whole life and about 3 years ago when he heard there was going to be one in 2017 he was in.
We stayed in Excelsior Springs Missouri at The Elms, which was in the line of totality. But with the rain and cloud cover that came in we didn't stay there to view the eclipse
We moved up north to Hamilton Missouri, where the viewing was so much better. There still was cloud cover and it rained but the sky opened up and we were able to see the total eclipse for almost the whole duration.
It was a wonderful time for all of us. We had good company, got to see the eclipse and shop pretty much at the same time :)