FOMO, Northern Lights Edition

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I’m kicking myself like crazy today.

Somehow I missed the memo that the Northern Lights would be visible in my neck of the woods this past weekend.  I don’t know how I missed it because now it seems like it was EVERYWHERE.  My allergies were kicking my ass most of the week, so maybe I was just in a Benadryl fog?  It boggles my mind.

Anyway, I woke up Saturday morning (after one of the worst nights of sleep in my LIFE) to hundreds of amazing pictures from everyone from my sister to classmates 5 states away.  I went to a couple graduation parties on Saturday and I got to hear all about the lights from even more people.  Yay.

I did a little reading once I got home, and the lights were supposed to be out Saturday night too!  So, at 10pm I set out from my house with my cell phone in tow.  I found a field driveway a few miles north of town and I set up shop.  I sat there until 11pm and I did not see a damn thing.  All I saw were a few sets of headlights slowing down as they drove past, probably wondering who I was and what I was doing in a field driveway at 10:30 at night.

So I’m pretty disappointed with myself today.   I can’t believe I missed this!  My only consolation is that it’s likely I’ll have more opportunities to see them before I die.  Depending on what time of year we go to Iceland, that may be a good opportunity.  Or there will be more solar storms in 17 years.  Or maybe I’ll go to Alaska someday?  I guess this is going on the bucket list now.


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