Boyfriend and I went to Reno to see the annular eclipse on 5/20/12. The planetarium in Reno was out of viewing glasses, which nearly ruined our whole trip.
We were on our way out to the Tahoe area to do some hiking that day and a quick google search turned up an eclipse viewing party in Truckee at the Fiftyfifty brewpub. We headed strait there, paid our admission to get the glasses, before our hike. We made it back to the party in time to have some food and beers and see the eclipse with the crowd. Beer, eclipse, cool people!
It was nothing like we imagined. The sun was still very bright and without the glasses you wouldn’t even know anything was going on. 12 months ago