WEISER, Idaho — Agnese Zalcmane traveled from Latvia to Idaho to watch the total eclipse.

Zalcmane organized a group of 22 people from Latvia who traveled more than 5,000 miles to Weiser this weekend.

The Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/2ihOSkp ) reported Sunday that Zalcmane has traveled to seven total eclipses in places including Kazakhstan, Australia, Kenya and Indonesia.

Zalcmane and her group left home July 31 and have visited San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Saturday morning found the group attending Eclipse Fest in Weiser’s Memorial Park. Amid dozens of food vendors, shirt sellers and beer drinkers, Zalcmane and her friends played cornhole for the first time.

Zalcmane says traveling for a total eclipse is worth the cost. She says 99 percent of totality and 100 percent are totally different experiences.


Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com

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