Eclipse Day was a travel day–we were on our way to Chicago. So much for the eclipse, or so I thought. As we took off from Little Rock’s Bill and Hilary Clinton National Airport ( yes, Little Rock has an airport), the flight attendant welcomed us to the Eclipse flight! She had a pair of eclipse glasses, and was ready and willing to help any passenger see the eclipse.
I paid very little attention to her as she rushed up and down the aisle with the glasses. But my curiosity got the best of me. I got out of my seat and strolled to the viewing area, the empty last row on the right side of the plane. I was instructed to lay down with my head below the window, put on the glasses and look up. But WAIT, I wanted to take a picture. Luckily for me, she had a solution for that. It took a minute to make accommodations, most people were using their phones–mine is a iPhone 3g, not good enough. I had a real camera, a point and shoot. So I took the camera, pointed it up at the window, the flight attendant held the lens of the eclipse glasses over the lens and… I GOT A PICTURE!!
Meanwhile, back in Little Rock, my son was desperately looking for a pair of eclipse glasses–and none were to be found. He ran into a friend who was willing to share. He also took a picture, not directly of the eclipse, but up through a tree,m without any glasses. I thought it was pretty cool.