Monday, January 19, 2009

Obama Inaugural Post I

Washington DC is not Dallas. For one thing most people here are fans of the Washington Redskins, already I see some issues there. The other thing that I see different is the temperature. The temperature in my car registered zero degrees on Saturday. In a word its too cold. The temperature for Tuesday, is supposed to be " breezy" another word for cold.
The people here in DC are friendly. It is a spirit here that transcends anything that I have ever seen. Most people feel like they are a making history not just witnessing history. This is truly an American historical event. On this inaugural weekend, I have seen old and young, people of all colors, and of both political parties. Democrats and Republicans alike are united in the celebration of the triumph of American democracy.
The crowds have been crowded but not as much as they will be tomorrow. So today, my family walked around the Capitol and checked out where we will be seated for the swearing in. In picking up the inaugural tickets from Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson's office, I saw people waiting 3 city blocks long for their inauguration tickets.
No Crowds at McCain Office
While there were crowds everywhere in DC, there were no crowds in Senator John McCain's office. Three aides watched as streams of Capitol visitors headed to pick up their inauguration tickets from their senatorial colleagues. As the aides to McCain passed out inauguration tickets, I wonder what is going through their minds. Change can happen.
Speaking of change, you need to bring some pocket change. You can buy many of the items that are for sale. Anything with the likeness of Obama is being sold as quick as they pull it out.
See the Obama items for sale:

Its Obama mania, 25 hours a day. Somehow they have found an extra hour. Within that extra hour you can attend one of the many parties here in DC or buy Obama mania. One of the radio station's has changed their call name to ObamaFM. You can listen to Obama music on the ObamaFM radio station.
So much for now, I have to stand in line to buy metro rail passes. The city is on locked down for the next 24 hours. The bridges into DC will close down this evening and the only way to enter into DC will be by rail. More Obama inaugural posts and lines to follow.


Blogger Alan Bean said...

Thanks for keeping us posted, Ed. Wish I was there.

Alan Bean

January 19, 2009 at 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

What a great opportunity. I bet this Inaugration will be more like a Coronation. Post some pictures.

January 22, 2009 at 10:08 AM  
Anonymous d.d. said...

It looks like you and your family had a wonderful time!

January 23, 2009 at 9:17 PM  
Anonymous stacey said...

Look like you had a great time. I will be checking out your blog to hear some of the stories!

January 24, 2009 at 6:34 PM  

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