As one of my favorite people, Tim Russert always said, “What a Country”. The Mall today was a giant block party, the country’s largest state fair, the 4th of July parade that makes us all cry…. something is in the air… we’re yearning for something that maybe we can’t quite put our fingers on it, but we don’t want it to go away. We and we’re talking thousands of people- just wandered around smiling at each other, laughing just because we all feel so good, buying everything out there that says Obama or 1-20-2009 or something to help us remember today. The media was EVERYWHERE! I finally found my friends from Miami who are as giddy as the rest of us and as we’re walking the Mall, two very cute, very young men with mics and a TV camera came up to us and asked if they could interview us! Turns out they were from Australia- one of the big news stations from Sydney and they wanted to know why we were here and what all this means to us. Then they were delighted to pose with us for pictures!
We also walked down to the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress- look how beautiful and majestic both these buildings are! 12 hours and counting till we head back to the mall and our day of history! Such a beautiful day to be outside with our fellow Americans!