I drove 90 miles north, by road miles, to a location 10 miles north of I-40 just off hwy 64 on the way to the Grand Canyon. It was a waste of gas money and time. My calculations were off. I thought I would be able to see the moon just barely be entirely within the Sun, but it wasn't. I should have stayed in Dewey. However, there were some positives. This is the first time I have had my 5" Explore Scientific refractor on a trip and everything went good. Also, the sky in Dewey was very white because of the Gladiator fire and it was very windy in Dewey. At the 10 mile north location the sky had improved considerably and actually looked blue. Also, it was not windy. At 6:18pm a jet flew across the Sun. That was interesting. I observed with the Lunt wedge and observed a number of areas with faculae that did not appear to be associated with sunspots. The entire sun fit in my field of view with the 16mm eyepiece (60 magnification), but near maximum I switched to my 26.6mm eyepiece (36 magnification). This was an improvement. I was able to see the edge of the moon better. That's about all. Stan -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.