Buzz Lightyear said, "From here to Infinity!"

As a former Robstown citizen and teacher, I proclaim, "From here to St. Joseph, Mo.!

I have decided that I would like to see a total eclipse of the sun as opposed to a partial one here in Central Texas. I'm just a 'total babe." 

On Aug. 21, the Great American Eclipse will happen. It is so named as this has not happened in the USA since 1979 and this one will be seen by millions of Americans. 

About 14 states are in the direct path for totality, four planets and some major stars that may also be visible.

I want to be - as they say in St. Joseph - In the middle of it all. 

Although eclipse happen every 18 months, they are not always visible in the United States. What a fascinating learning adventure.

I'm not from Missouri, but I do 'have to be shown." I tried to get my friends and family to accompany me, but they are all busy, so I'm going solo. I know it's a long way to go for 2 minutes. Well actually 2 mins and 38 seconds as the shadow is traveling at twice the speed of sound. The city describes it best as, "See you in the shadow!"

I have taken necessary precautions. I ordered eclipse glasses and am anxiously waiting on their arrival. Of course I can reuse them in 7 years on April 8, 2024, when another total eclipse will show in the sky from Maine to Texas.

Ride 'em Cowboy! 

Wyscarver is a retired teacher and living in Temple, Texas