Fun Things We Saw
--A group of about 10 people standing over a grate in the middle of 12th Street that was blasting heat up from the underground. Hair and scarves were blowing, but faces were shining, and feet were thrawing.
--More Obama memorabilia than anyone ever thought possible. Obama breath mints anyone?
--Four flags stuck in a collection of empty soda bottles on a cafeteria table in the history museum. A makeshift table decoration put together by super tired Obama supporters who kept toasting each other with their styrofoam drinkiing cups.
--Side streets from the National Mall entirely filled with people flowing like sluggish water from the National Mall to anyplace else that might have a restroom or food or warmth after the ceremonies were completed.
--Two million people getting along and being happy despite the lack of basic creature comforts. Everyone was friends on inauguration day. That's America.
PHOTO: Mixing politics, policy, and pink were members of the Pink Ladies, a group that advocates peace around the world. They are also against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as this member of the group explained to Kid Reporter Christiana Dillard during the inaurguration ceremonies in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2009. (Photo Courtesy Christiana Dillard)