Project 365… or 364…

Jan 16 – Where’s Ya?Jan 17 – Sweater WeatherJan 18 –Jan 19 – Game onJan. 20, 2009: Inauguration…
We left the kiddos at Gram’s to venture the the Capital City for Obama’s swearing in. Some parents braved the bitter cold with their infants and young children to be a part of the day in person – to witness the change in America – to show their babies that all of us can be anything we dedicate ourselves to becoming. The travel required special Inaugral Day tickets on Metro, a two-hour train ride with people being told “we’re at capacity” at every stop and being blocked from entering, and a long march toward the Washington Monument as every path to the Capitol grounds was full and blocked off. Snipers lined the buildings – a visible show of weaponry meant to keep us safe. People sat in trees, on top of the now-infamous portable potties (gross, no toilet paper, absolutely nauseating to use though 100% necessary), and stood in the buildings lining the National Mall for a glimpse of the proceedings.The people, despite being pressed forward by throngs of visitors, were surprisingly united and peaceful. And the Mall was silent through the swearing in until cheers, power punches, and sobbing exploded as Obama spoke to those gathered.

Aside from being trapped in the city when Metro shut down after the ceremony (and no police were able to help us escape DC), my experience was an exciting and pleasant (albeit cold) day.

That’s history!

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  1. chcolatkis says:

    Interesting pictures, Chelle…

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