For over a year, plans were created, modified and refined. Options researched; expenses calculated. Months in advance, the request was submitted and approved for a day away from the office.
During the weeks leading up to the realization of the dream, weather forecasts were scrutinized more intently than a weather chaser.
I, along with millions of my closest friends, wanted to experience celestial totality.
For me, the choices were:
- Georgia – close but with limited viewing areas,
- South Carolina – favored by hordes of Atlanteans, or
- Tennessee – the furthest I wanted to drive.
The weather favored Tennessee. The smaller towns and crowds favored Tennessee. Accommodations with my son near the path favored Tennessee.
After a year of dreaming, months of planning and hours of driving, I experienced 2:34 of totality in Decatur, Tennessee – which ended in a flash.
A Romantic Interlude isn’t like a solar eclipse.
You might spend a year planning an Interlude. You could take a day off work. You might even drive hours to realize your planned Romantic Interlude. But here’s where the comparisons end.
No matter how much I’d like to share another eclipse with my sweetheart, the very best I could hope for is an expedition to South America in two or three years. That’s a long wait and quite a journey.
You, however, can plan a Romantic Interlude with your sweetheart – and repeat it as frequently as you wish. You can modify your Interlude and enhance the experience. You can delay it or bring forward the planned date.
No matter how much I may wish to repeat a total solar eclipse experience, I cannot control when or where it happens.
On the other hand, you can control the what, when and where of your Romantic Interlude with your sweetheart. I encourage you to create one today.
How did you enjoy the solar eclipse? I invite you to share. Robert