Preparing for the Solar Eclipse

Preparing for the Solar Eclipse

Yup, we’re planning to watch the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st, barring clouds or inclement weather. We’ve seen several lunar eclipses over the years, but we’ve never witnessed a total eclipse of the sun, have you? I remember a partial eclipse when I was a kid. We made special viewing screens with a pinpoint pricked into a piece of cardboard. I’m sure I peeked, but did not burn out my retinas, thank goodness.

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Captain’s Day Off - Fort Monroe & Casemate Museum

Captain’s Day Off - Fort Monroe & Casemate Museum

The captain's day off and the first mate had already done her homework. We decided we'd visit Fort Monroe and the Casemate Museum at Old Point Comfort near Hampton, Virginia. 

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