Friday, January 16, 2009

Inauguration Adventure

Well, I've decided to set out on an adventure to the Presidential Inauguration. I spent weeks e-mailing various organizations and government officials to get tickets...only to be thwarted at every turn. I actually thought I had a ticket from a friend just this week, but it turned out to be only an invitation sent to millions. After all that I was disheartened and had decided not to go. However, a great friend asked me whether I would look back in five years and regret not going...and well, I think I would.

With that said, I'm heading out on the journey tomorrow (Saturday) for over 600 mile trek to Washington, D.C. I'm breaking up the trip up into two legs. First I will drive to Blacksburg on Saturday and then continue the trip in Maryland on Sunday. I'll be staying with my wonderful aunt and uncle in Rockville and hopefully meeting up with some friends while I'm in town. The trip back is going to be more interesting because I'm going to do it all in one 10-hour trip. It's been awhile since I drove that length on my own, but it should be a fun adventure.

I will be tweeting ( and uttering ( updates throughout the day, snapping photos, and shooting video with a FlipCam & DVD camcorder. Because I can't bring my laptop with me to the mall, the longer versions of my coverage will have to wait until after the inauguration and I'm back in Rockville. Hopefully, I'll have a good report up no later than Wednesday morning.

Photos - Flickr Set
Video - Inauguration Station

Here's the Google Map of my trip:

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Lizzie Azzolino said...

This is exciting, Kristin! I will be religiously following your tweets. Be careful, and enjoy your adventure!

ProfEnglish said...

Thanks Lizzie! It will definitely be an adventure.

Robert said...

Congrats, Kristin! A great decision. What a wonderful adventure. Have a fun trip, be safe, and I'll look forward to living vicariously through you.