jog/walk 45:00  5.02 km (8:58 / km) +14m 8:51 / km
We live just a little bit south of totality, so I knew I had to drive north to experience it in full. I made plans with some coworkers to have a picnic lunch at Watkins Mills State Park. When we arrived, I decided to try to orienteer (I had brought the map). But all the side trails were really overgrown, plus it was pouring rain, so I just stayed on the paved bike path.
When I returned, the rain stopped and the clouds cleared just enough for us to watch the first half of the eclipse. And then it was completely clear during totality. The diamond ring was great! The whole experience was amazing. I particularly liked watching the light change as we approached totality.
And then, right after totality, the clouds came back. We were really lucky with the weather. We sat around eating and drinking for awhile, until some heavy storms rolled in. Between traffic and weather, it took us three hours to get back to work (only took 1.5 hours to get up there).