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Maura, I am envious! You have inspired me to think about a solo road trip soon, accompanied by spirits.

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I say, go for it!

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Apr 10Liked by Maura Casey

So glad you got your wish, and that your sister rode with you :) Funny how our family members don't really go away, they just change form. Often find myself talking to my folks as I drive, we did a lot of road trips together. I almost never plan my trips...what if something pops up on the way that looks like a road I should take? When I had the ranch, a 5.5 hour drive usually took me at least 7...distractions...stops to make...looking at views...on and on.

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Apr 10·edited Apr 11Author

It’s the only way to travel, isn’t it? And no, our folks never leave. Thank God for that. When the soul-sucking grief works its way to being a more manageable ache, it is easier to sense them around.

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Apr 10Liked by Maura Casey

I remember Ellen’s smile - somehow showing that she had the inside scoop on something obvious, which we should all be delighted about. 💕

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Yes! She took so much joy in life!

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Apr 10Liked by Maura Casey

I'm glad to hear you managed to see the "totality" - I was worried you wouldn't find a place to watch the event, given your last post about searching/reserving for a spot! BRAVA!

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Apr 10·edited Apr 11Author

I REALLY lucked out. I had two offers and chose the one the farthest away from where I was staying. The traffic getting there wasn’t bad at all. It was an hour and a half drive from my friends’ house, but so worth it!

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Apr 21Liked by Maura Casey

Glad to hear you had success. And what a lovely journey.

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Yes! Let’s all go to the eclipse in Australia July 2028!

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Apr 10Liked by Maura Casey

What a beautiful tribute trip for your sister, who obviously was on this earth too briefly.

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Indeed. Anything to bring her back for a little while, if only in my own mind.

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Apr 10Liked by Maura Casey

Great Adventure!

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I was been born and raised in Canada, but just in time for the eclipse, I'm out of the country! I'm so envious of those who viewed it, especially with the knowledge that I could have too, but what I learned now is that, although I missed it, It is not something to sulk about.

I'll go on my own road trip sometime soon, and view the moon and sun during the different times of day and pretend its the solar eclipse, as I enjoy the journey of a lifetime.

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Great story Maura, thank you for bringing us along for the ride

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