Local news spent so many days focused on eclipse day traffic — be sure to bring extra jugs of water and gas! — that it was easy to expect the usually short trip from Boise to the center of the moon shadow to be some ten hour saga.
“Good luck with that,” our friends would say when we mentioned where we were headed.
It reminded us of winter news reports a few months ago filled with words like “serious” and “potentially catastrophic” that sent people in droves to grocery stores for water and batteries. Then nothing happened.