I’ve been able to see the Milky Way twice in my life with my own eye.
The first time was in Costa Rica, on the darkest beach I’ve ever been on in my life.
The second was when I got “home” to the Airstream tonight. The stars were completely visible from every angle, and there was no moon to blank them out. Truly, remarkable. I have gone out and stared at them about 300 times. There are literally about 200,000 points of light in the sky. What a gift!