Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January 20, 2009

A Special Section of the Washington Post to enjoy with breakfast (but no coffee . . . gotta limit those fluids!)

With all the bridges from Virginia closed to non-commerical traffic, well, that limited our options . . . and we decided to walk to the Mall.

It's a long walk, especially in the cold, but it's a pretty one . . . we never tire of this view of Memorial Bridge and the Lincoln Memorial.

We weren't alone . . . Memorial Bridge turned into a pedestrian walk-way.

Some folks chose the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as the place to follow today's historic activities. (They could hear everything, but unfortunately, couldn't see much of the jumbotron.)

Even so far from the Capitol, the crowds were large . . . and happy.

The Historic Moment.

Flag waving and cheering were in plentiful supply.

A Monumental Day!

Out with the old . . . in with the new.

Photo Credit: DC BasketCases

7 Comments:

At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Stewart said...

Thank you so much for sharing that! While I know he's watching from Heaven, I wish I could see the look on my dad's face and hear his thoughts on all that's happening now.

 
At 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You saved the best photo for last. Loved it. Thanks for sharing. Glad the walk made it all worthwhile. R

 
At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How hard was it to find a bathroom?

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger BasketCases said...

Not a problem where we were. Plenty of porta potties!

-- BC

 
At 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pictures(especially the last one) Thanks for sharing them.

 
At 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in the midst of it all, and yet your coverage was the best I've seen! Walking in from Virgina seemed better than the Metro!! Thanks for the great shots!!
Glad to see the Mystics brain trust is paying attention. Isn't Jim Lewis one of the Mystics many ex-coaches?

 
At 5:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray!

Great pictures. You make it look very exhilarating but calm. From all the media hype, it seemed like it would be crazy.

 

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