I waited around 60 years, from the time I was a child and my dad got me interested in the stars and told me about the last total eclipse in our area in 1925, when he was a young teenager, to see a total solar eclipse. I have friends in SD who have friends in Alliance, NE, so I was able to go to realise my dream, and it was gorgeous. The great plains in the summer are usually hot and sunny, but on eclipse morning we woke to gray, damp skies, something I've never seen out there. Thankfully, it burned off in plenty of time and the eclipse was spectacular. I have photos I can post if you like, but I see you already have a lot. I was so happy with the large corona we had, and the sun was very active with lots of spots on that day. This was worth every year I waited, every penny I spent and every mile I traveled (about 1600 each way). I saw shadow bands on the prairie grass just before totality, the moon's conical shadow engulf us, and the beauty of the eclipse itself. It met all my expectations and more and I feel very blessed to have been there. It's nice to be here and I look forward to interacting with you and getting to know you.