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Rambling in D.C. — Barack Obama’s Inauguration

We couldn’t help ourselves.  It is only two weeks before we leave town (departure date is February 1st), and there are a ton of preparations to do, but we had to welcome Obama into his presidency… in person.  So Nick and I are in D.C., prepared to join the crowd of over 3 million people and celebrate.

CLOCK TO BARACK OBAMA’S OFFICIAL PRESIDENCY (and counting):

28 HOURS & 37 MINUTES UNTIL OBAMA’S INAUGURATION
6:53 am ::: Filling up for gas in Durham

28 HOURS & 34 MINUTES UNTIL OBAMA’S INAUGURATION
6:56 am ::: On the road: we reach I-85 N from Durham

28 HOURS & 30 MINUTES UNTIL OBAMA’S INAUGURATION
7:00 am ::: NPR announces the countdown is at 26 hours

25 HOURS & 30 MINTUES UNTIL OBAMA’S INAUGURATION
10:00 am ::: We reach the outskirts of DC – and there is barely any traffic!  We got up early to avoid stand-still traffic.

25 HOURS UNTIL OBAMA’S INAUGURATION
10:30 am ::: We arrive at Alexandria, where we are staying with friends

19 HOURS & 30 MINUTES UNTIL OBAMA’S INAUGURATION
2:00 pm ::: Row Design Studios sets up the mobile office at Larry & Amanda’s.  I own a very serious and professional business.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009
2 HOURS & 18 MINUTES UNTIL OBAMA’S INAUGURATION
9:12 am ::: We leave the house in Alexandria.

2 HOURS & 1 MINUTE UNTIL OBAMA’S INAUGURATION
9:29 am ::: We arrive at the King Street Metro Station.

1 HOUR & 56 MINUTES UNTIL OBAMA’S INAUGURATION
9:34 am ::: After cramming into a subway car, we head toward D.C.

1 HOUR & 13 MINUTES UNTIL OBAMA’S INAUGURATION
10:17 am ::: We get off at Faragut West Station.

43 MINUTES UNTIL OBAMA’S INAUGURATION
10:47 am ::: We reach the Mall – after walking with hundreds of people in the streets toward the Mall, we settle on a spot close to the Washington Monument, where there is a great view of a large TV screen.

36 MINUTES UNTIL OBAMA’S INAUGURATION
10:54 am ::: Obama enters the area in his motorcade.

::: OBAMA ENTERS THE STAGE & IS INAUGURATED!!! ::: (after 11:30 am)

12:35 pm ::: Walking quickly / jogging out, we leave the Mall right after Obama’s speech.
12:52 pm ::: We board an almost empty train at Foggy Bottom Station.

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One Comment

  1. America Got it WRONG.

    shoulda been Palin up there….

    1. Boo Shankly on January 24th, 2009 at 9:59 am

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