So instead, my friends and I have decided to drive to Nebraska. Factoring in the slightly greater chance of clouds over the last 17 years but longer eclipse duration than Idaho, we’re sacrificing just a second and a half of eclipse-watching time for a much better road network, and the piece of mind that the sky has been completely cloud-free each of the last six years. Nebraska is super boring, in fact, probably the most boring place in America . The whole “eclipse” thing seems to have caught the region off guard. “All of the scientific-type people have had their plans in place for over two years,” is an actual quote from Karla Niedan-Streeks, the executive director of the local convention and visitor’s bureau. “We don’t want people to be bored,” is another actual quote (from the same amazing local news story) from someone in the most boring part of the most boring state in the country working to plan events for eclipse day. They probably didn’t expect a Gizmodo article directing every able-bodied nerd to their tiny town, now did they?
At first you don’t feel like doing cartwheels, but you don’t feel like curling up in a ball and crying till you die either (this is also putting it lightly). In a very short time I have gone from a 12 year addiction that I truly wanted to quit to actually quitting and feeling better every day. To those who have never had an addiction I’m sure this seems way over the top, but to those of us that have this disease you know I’m not exaggerating. Not all things work the same for different people but you owe it to yourself to try. Be careful and use your common sense, do some research, and make an educated decision you can take responsibility for. Good Luck to you, what ever you decide. Sorry for the lengthy reply but you don’t know me and I just wanted to let you know that I truly do know what you’re going through.