It was the 21st of August, 2017.
It was overcast the moment I opened my eyes and gazed at the window. The sky and possibility of rain in the Las Vegas Valley tempted me to stay longer in bed and sleep, but I decided to get up instead.
My cousin Jango stood there in the bathroom, fully clothed as if for a hiking adventure. I did not know that the eclipse would take place at 9:00 AM in our area.
“We’ll be going to Exploration Peak for the eclipse,” he said.
I hurriedly ran back to the room and changed.