eclipse glasses, telephoto lenses, or other viewing paraphernalia, as well as to formulate a plan for getting down to Lathrop, MO or thereabouts.
But it gets even better. There will be a partial solar eclipse visible over all of North America in less than three weeks! If there were such a thing as "eclipse season", this would be it.
magnitude of the eclipse should peak around 5:30 PM. Be prepared.