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Old 11-08-2008, 08:35 AM
 
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I'm not looking to turn this into a political discussion. I want to know if anyone is interested in going to Washington on inauguration day?
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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^Hmm. I'm a little confused. Is that an invitation? Or are you looking to tag along with someone? Renting a bus? Or just plain curious if anyone is going/interested in going?
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:07 AM
 
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I wouldn't mind finding a few people to go with. My fiance and I want to go and thought that if other people in the area wanted to go we could go together to save money.
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I have been to DC for several Inaugurals over the decades . . . and it is not the easiest thing to pull off unless you have made reservations waaaaay in advance (as in, over a year in advance). If you have a friend to stay with . . . now that would be different. But the traffic just stops . . . lots of walking, cold weather . . . and even if you have an invite to attend some of the parties in the city, they are not what you think they would be like. Things are crowded, you can't hear anyone, never enuff room to actually dance, fight for the hors d'oeurves, LOL, etc.

If you have a friend or group of friends who can provide you w/ a place to stay . . . then maybe you can make it work. Otherwise, eating out is horrific (everything will be so crowded) . . .

You might aim for staying in Baltimore and then taking the metro into DC, but I have no idea what they will be doing w/ the transit system (as far as modified scheduling). These are things you really need to think out ahead b/c I know you want to participate in an historic event, but if you get pushed out into the hinterlands, can't see a thing . . . you may end up wishing you had stayed home where you can get a nice view from watching CNN.
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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When I worked in NoVA, our company was one of many that gave us a day off on Inauguration Day because the area is just crazy packed with people. I can only imagine this year is going to be exponentially worse with all of the hoopla surrounding the new pres-elect.

If you do go up there, have a great time!!!
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Highland Creek, NC
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We stopped by on Election Day, on the way home from Hershey. It was neat being there for the first time on such a special day. Our Monument tickets all have the date on them, so we saved them. I also ordered 2 copies of the Chicago and Washington papers to frame for my Daughter. As for Inauguration Day, we will watch that on TV thanks!
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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I will be there.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:59 AM
 
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Default I will be there too

My sister and I will be heading out on that Monday, staying with friends in MD and riding the metro from MD to DC. We just want to be in the mist of the day, so if we dont make it to live inauguration we plan on watching it from somewhere in DC
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I don't like dealing with DC on any old day. I'd be about ready to jump off a building that week.



I'm not a big fan of big crowds.
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I don't like dealing with DC on any old day. I'd be about ready to jump off a building that week.



I'm not a big fan of big crowds.
Omg Cnn just reported that there will be estimated 3 million people for the inauguration.

I would be tempted to ride one of the charter buses which are probably counting blessing for these ticket sales but things like this or NYC new years eve I always wonder about my bladder control.
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