Julian Ledger of Los Angeles photographs the eclipse while his wife Shayde Ledger and friend Annemarie Penny, right dances and Chris Perry takes a photo. The tow couples flew in from the Los Angeles area to watch Monday's total eclipse.
Joe Goodwin of Grass Valley, California watches the eclipse surrounded by his daughters Sofia, 13, left, Sasha, 8, and Gabrielle, 11. Goodwin took his daughter out of school today to fly up for the event in Albany.
This group of Washington residents gathered to watch the eclipse at Cheadle Lake Park, and they were a wee bit disappointed they weren't abducted by aliens. From left are Jess Keddy, 20, of Redmond, Jake Lewandosky, 23, of Duvall, Mike Wigen, 23, of Seattle, John Gutschmidt, 25, of Carnation, and brothers Timothy, 26, Christopher, 28, and Aaron Neagle, 29, of Carnation.
Joe Chagas, 77, of Concord, Calif watches the eclipse at the Albany Airport. Cages was 7 years old when he saw his first total eclipse in Brazil in 1947. The retired jet pilot said "we had no radio, television or newspapers. We thought the World was going to end."
Dave and Pam Richard of Port Orchard, Washington, get their cameras ready for the eclipse Monday morning at Cheadle Lake in Lebanon. The Richards, who set up their trip to Lebanon months in advance, brought their grandson Austin Richard. The Richards said they came to Cheadle Lake because it was the first place to call them back, and were "very nice people."
Sofia Goodwin, 13, of Grass Valley, California takes a photo of the 2017 eclipse while using her eclipse glasses. Despite the appeal of the eclipse, last year's tourism numbers dropped, in part because of the summer's wildfires.
Geoff Rapoport, left, Grace Livingtson, Ben Einstein and Tony Sagneri, all of California, watch last week's eclipse in an area set up by the American Legion in Albany. Mid-valley shops and restaurants enjoyed a boost in customers during the event, although some reported that it took some time last weekend for business to really ramp up.