All is quiet, and we are back home. It was a historic, exciting and powerful few days in Washington.
I have stories and photos to share- when I gather my thoughts. But a huge reminder to self... learn all you can about a new camera before heading out to watch history in the making...
Some have said to us- that they would not have wanted to be among all of the crowd. I can't imagine not being there among the crowd. It was such controlled, light-hearted chaos. There were people laughing, crying, singing and dancing in the streets. People sharing hand and toe warmers, cookies, assisting the elderly, letting impatient participants cut lines and all of this with a high and generous spirit.
I think the latest estimate was somewhere around two million people. There was not one reported inaugural-related arrest made. I think that says something about the atmosphere of this celebration.
So, as I settle in to unpack, go through collected memorabilia, and catch up on things, I will be posting snippets of our trip, where we went, people we saw and how we celebrated.
With only a few hours of sleep each night~ we are glad to be back home- but so happy we were there.
"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning."
~Inscribed on the leather journal Michelle Obama gave to Mrs. Bush~ January 20, 2009~
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