About a year ago, I was on a walk with a friend who was planning her August 2017 vacation. She mentioned that she was planning it around the eclipse? “What?!?” I asked. Was it really that cool? Was it really worth traveling for? Fast forward to August 14th, when I was searching for a place to stay in the path of totality for our own eclipse experience. So was it really worth 20 hours of driving for 2 minutes of totality? Here’s what it was really like chasing the eclipse.