A little background on my cousin, D. When we went to Michigan in October, she kept asking me to sleep over. I told her I couldn’t sleep over that time but I would sleep over when we came back for Thanksgiving. This girl set up a countdown and dutifully marked off each day until we would be coming back to Michigan. She called me to remind me that I had said I was going to be sleeping over and proceeded to give me a hour by hour break down of what she had planned. She also told me that she had all the snacks ready for the sleepover- which was still two weeks away.
When I talked to my aunt on Saturday morning, she told me that D was especially excited to meet President Obama. She assumed that everyone in Washington DC hangs out with the President.
As luck would have it, my wonderful neighbor Billy had called the night before offering us two tickets to the inauguration. I initially had planned to go with my dad but he insisted that I take D who was so excited to “meet” the President. What a great guy!
|The first inauguration experience for both of us.|
|D on her first metro ride.|
We were initially going to try to walk most of the four miles but it was so cold outside that I decided we would take the metro. I was so scared of losing her down there or her getting crushed! There was absolutely no reason to worry. The metro was so quiet that I was sure it was closed down or not going to the inauguration. But it was running a-ok and we got a seat no problem.
|I made D carry a bag full of snacks and extra hats and gloves. No free rides around here!|
|This will definitely go a long way to ending abortion. Definitely.|
|The police tried to talk him down and even brought a ladder but he just kept going higher.|
Finally, it was time for the Vice-President and President to be sworn in.
|Listening to the Pres.|
For me, the best part of inauguration was when I found out D had no idea who Jay Z or Beyonce were.
Before we knew it, it was all over and we made our way through the crowds to get back on the metro. After a few stops, I realized that there would be too many delays and decided we would get off and walk home. To keep D going, I stopped at Potbellys to get her a cookie and… we ran into Obama! D got this sweet picture.
|This is the face of someone who is thinking, “Today I saw President Obama. He has nothing on the Metro.”|