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Eclipses, Awe, and the Daring Drive to Lake Ontario

A father and son’s first total solar eclipse

Ben Ulansey
Digital Global Traveler
5 min readApr 10, 2024

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Photo taken during total solar eclipse by author

Driving toward Lake Ontario from our small Pennsylvania suburb in anticipation of the total solar eclipse, my father and I had our reasons for caution. With the country calling for a national emergency and every news station from MSNBC to Fox News stoking fears of…

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Ben Ulansey
Digital Global Traveler

Writer, musician, dog whisperer, video game enthusiast and amateur lucid dreamer. I write memoirs, satires, philosophical treatises and everything in between 🐙