Wisconsinites hit the road for total solar eclipse
1:40 PM, Aug 20, 2017
MILWAUKEE -- We're a day away from the big show in the sky. Here in Milwaukee, only 83-percent of the sun will be covered Monday afternoon for the total solar eclipse. That means many Wisconsinites are headed south to get a better view.
Over the next couple days we'll be hearing a lot about St. Joseph, Missouri and Carbondale, Illinois. Those are the two Midwestern hot spots along the path of totality. The Kaczmarek family of Oconomowoc has their bags packed for an 8 hour ‘bucket list’ road trip.
"I figured, we're not in school, they're not, I'm not, so it just makes sense to make an event of it," said Carrie Kaczmarek.
Kaczmarek and her kids have all the essentials and memorabilia stowed away for their journey to st. Joseph.
"We've got the poster boards so we can see the snake shadows," said Kaczmarek
They're prepared to watch daylight turn to darkness for more than 2 and a half minutes along the path of totality.
"It's kind of rare in the U.S. to see a total solar eclipse," said Caty Lou Kaczmarek.