Was at Horseshoe Bend for the eclipse -- crowded for Horseshoe bend- Yes. Crowded - not really! We got there 1 hr before & found parking on the road leading to parking lot. We had an amazing time watching the eclipse!
Met some really cool folks -
Family from Russia - coming here for viewing eclipse
Bunch of SW geeks that rented a plane & a local limo to get to the show on time!
British astronomers that came here for 5 days just to see the eclipse at totality! They shared their awesome telescope & showed me sunspots - I thought the spots on my sun were dust on sensor!
Some guy from Antigua that has seen all solar eclipses in last 70 years!
NPS was out in force making sure folks were safe & handing out a LOT of viewing glasses...
Overall fun place & everyone cheered & clapped when the ring of fire emerged! Pure magic!