Apr 9, 2024 - News

🌒 How we spent the eclipse

Photo of downtown Cleveland skyline from Edgewater Park, upper level.

Edgewater, two hours before totality. Photo: Sam Allard/Axios

👋 Sam and Troy here. We asked you in a special weekend edition of the newsletter how you planned to spend the eclipse.

  • It seems only fair to return the favor.

💭 Troy's thought bubble: My kids were pumped for the eclipse, which made me excited for it.

  • We viewed it at a playground on the west side.

💭 Sam's thought bubble: I'd been somewhat indifferent to the idea of the eclipse and was baffled by the over-the-top media hype.

  • But by noon, it was shaping up to be among the most glorious days of the year. I hopped on my bike to see the scene at Edgewater.
  • Verdict: Nowhere near as jam-packed as we'd been led to expect.

The bottom line: I then met up with my wife and friends on the east side, suddenly conscious that this would be a moment to remember decades down the road.


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