It's me, Hazelnut, again! Welcome back, hoomans. Here is the part of our journey you have all been waiting for... Part 2! If you haven't read Part 1 yet, you can read it here: https://memoryplush.com/blogs/news/follow-waffles-and-hazelnut-journey-to-the-solar-eclipse-part-1.
Now, without further ado(g), let's continue on our journey!
Solar Eclipse Journey Day 4: Morning Photoshoot, a Big Lunch, and Mammoth Site
Yawn! It was so easy to wake up in the middle of the woods since as soon as the sun rises, the world becomes super bright. Waffles and I ran around and explored the area after we woke up. Andy and Sherrill took a couple of photos of us because the scenery was so beautiful.
Snoozing in the woods can really make the tummy rumble. I decided it was because we spent all of our energy sniffing and frolicking around. Luckily for Waffles and I, our founders decided it would be a great idea to get sandwiches and pizza from Pizza Mill. Delicious!!
Our day wouldn't have been complete without stopping at the famous Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Here, we explored the fossils buried in a now-solid sinkhole that preserved the bones of many, many mammoths. It was super fun for Waffles and I because of all the new and interesting smells!
Solar Eclipse Journey Day 5: Oregon Trail Passing Through Scotts Bluff
On the fifth day of our journey, we decided to spend some time at Scotts Bluff National Monument in Nebraska. The landforms were very beautiful and Waffles and I got to chase each other up and down the trails.
I saw three giant wagons being pulled by large animals with hooves. When I nudged my nose into Sherrill asking what they were and why they were there, she told me that they were replicas of the wagons that passed through Scotts Bluff on the Oregon Trail. Waffles and I hopped right on the wagons and pretended we were on the voyage as well.
Solar Eclipse Journey Day 6: And Drumroll... We Saw the Solar Eclipse!
On the final day of our journey, we drove to Wyoming to see the Solar Eclipse in totality (when the sun is completely covered by the moon). Waffles didn't know what to expect- he couldn't imagine not having the sun during the day time! I, on the other hand, being more of an indoor Corgi, was more excited to try on our solar eclipse glasses. I had no idea how amazing the eclipse would actually be until, well, the sun was completely covered.
And then whole world went dark. My paws starting tingling with excitement.
When I peered through my solar eclipse glasses, I saw the most beautiful sight I had ever seen (other than pizza). It was like a glowing ring where the sun should've been. Like a shiny tennis ball! Or a frisbee!
Then, the glowing tennis ball/frisbee became what looked like a hooman's diamond ring. I was so amazed, I lost a bit of balance and leaned on Waffles. He was bouncing with joy and excitement!
As the sun slowly came out again, the world began to lit up. My stubbed tail wagged furiously- it was the pawsomest thing ever! Waffles and I felt so lucky to have witnessed that once-in-a-doggo-lifetime event.
With our tails wagging, we headed down to the parking lot and hopped back into the car. That was the end of our journey, but also the beginning of many more to come. Traveling is what Waffles and I do best with our hoomans. Until next adventure!