I did not waste even one second of the eclipse trying to take a picture. And I'm glad that I didn't.
I will not be attempting to take pictures of the Texas eclipse either.
I did take some pictures of Devil's Tower and of the Badlands when I was headed back home after the eclipse however.
There is a curious restaurant differential between Texas and Wyoming. In Wyoming the restaurants are steakhouses (or at least they were where I stayed). I've been scouting online for the next eclipse and it looks like in Texas the restaurants are barbecue joints.