We were right in line for the 2012 95% eclipse where the moon looked like it had a ring around it at the peak. It was pretty cool, but I don't know if I'd make a huge drive to see a total eclipse. I will say that getting solar eclipse-safe glasses for that one was a bitch. Sold out everywhere, and crazy prices.
The most interesting thing about that 2012 eclipse was the spaces between the leaves on trees in our neighborhood making hundreds of "mini projections" of the eclipse on the sidewalk. Almost like a kaleidoscope.