A Video Look at the Annular Eclipse 2023!

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Wow guys!!! Here’s a fun fact about me: Never have I ever witnessed any sort of solar eclipse in person before today. It’s even surprising to me, what with all the traveling and adventuring we’ve done over our lives. But nope, for various reasons, it’s just never been in the cards for me.

So when this annular eclipse rolled around, I was determined to earn my badge. Picking a viewing spot is always such a gamble—will the weather cooperate? Will it be too crowded? Will there be clouds? So we put a lot of time in coming up with our eclipse gameplan and settled on Otter Creek Reservoir in Utah—right smack dab in perfect range to see the Ring of Fire.

This video here shows us winning!


So now I can happily say I’m an experienced eclipser. I WAS hoping to watch the eclipse from the middle of the lake on our paddleboards, but! I wussed out on that once I stepped outside Number One’s door this am to the cold morning air. It’s warmed up now, so guess what’s next.

If you were out eclipse-viewing, hope the skies cooperated for you, too! If not, hope my little video here brings you some eclipse joy anyways.

Be well, all!

Love, Stef

After 15 years as an educator in both the public K-12 setting and the University level in Special Physical Education, Stef made the leap to her true passion… the fitness world. She’s currently a personal trainer and wellness coach specializing in seniors, medical conditions, and injuries. Stef loves running, cycling, and being “Mugga” to her two favorite mini-humans — Punky and Marshmallow. ❤️

    5 thoughts on “A Video Look at the Annular Eclipse 2023!

    1. Jeff S

      Any idea where you guys plan to be for the one in April 2024? We live in Southern California, but we have two sets of grandkids living in Texas. None are within the path of totality, so we can’t just stay with any of them for it!

      We’ve considered some places in Texas and some places in Arkansas.

      We have a Winnebago Rialta, so it’s comparable size to your rig. If you have plans yet of where you’ll be, we’d love to consider that area as well!

      Jeff & Lisa

      1. Stefany - Post author

        How fun, you have a Rialta! As for our eclipse plans for April, it’s looking like we will probably have to miss it. We weren’t planning on it, but have recently been invited to attend Sea Otter Classic (a huge bicycle festival in California) which occurs the week following the eclipse. It would have been fun to do an eclipse meetup with other RVers! Hopefully you find a great spot and it’s a clear sky kind of day.

    2. Jon

      Looks like you had a great viewing spot. I passed on this year’s eclipse – it would have been about a week round-trip to get to a place where I could see the ring. I hoped to see the partial eclipse from home but the weather didn’t cooperate.

      I saw the total eclipse back in 2017, and the path of next year’s totality passes real close to home, so I’ll settle for those. With any luck I’ll still be around for the ones in the 2040s.

      1. Stefany - Post author

        Yeah, the total eclipse next spring will be a big hike for us; so we’re hoping to make it one part of a longer trip to help justify it more. It’ll be here before we know it!


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