I made the trip to totality, but I didn't bother with trying to take my own photos. Seems like the rest of the internet had that covered, so I just soaked it in. "Soaking it in" apparently included me grabbing my head with both hands, yelling "holy shit!", and briefly staring wide-eyed at the ground shortly after totality began. So my friends have told me. I don't really remember doing that, but yeah, sounds like me. I can't imagine what I would have done if I were a caveman with no knowledge of astrophysics.
You should absolutely attempt to experience totality in 2024. Try to find someone who lives in the path, or set up shop somewhere you can chill for a few hours afterwards so you can avoid the imminent traffic jams on the interstates intersecting the path of totality:
I know wasoxygen took at least one pic worth sharing.