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From Washington D.C. – At the Inauguration

After getting back from a trip earlier this month, I came home to find an invitation to the Inauguration.  Then two different friends of mine, a former student at [nlcf] and a ministry friend offered me tickets to the inauguration, so my friend Dustin and I are here in D.C.  We will be getting up early, taking the metro down to the Capitol and be a part of this historic event.  The city of Washington is embracing itself for the largest crowds that it has ever seen, around 2 million people.  Here is a wide angel view of the mall, found at the Washington Post.

If you want to see it up close, you can just click on the map.  If you look at the capitol building on the right, that is where the swearing in ceremony will take place tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. Then if you see the first section by the capitol building where it says “tickets required”, that is the section we have our tickets for, the section in front of the reflecting pool.  The crowd will no doubt go all the way to the Washington Memorial.  The yellow squares represent where the jumbotrons will be.  We are getting up at 5 a.m. to get on the metro by 6:15 to get there.  Here is a really close up view of just the capitol and the ticketed sections, provided by the U.S. Senate.

Dustin and I will be in the purple section up front.  While these tickets are given out free, they have been selling for $2,249.  I’m grateful to my good friends who live in D.C. who thought about me.  According to CNN some tickets online are fetching five figures.  That is crazy!

I am planning on taking some pictures, shooting some video as well as twittering through the day, but now I must go to bed, it will be an early start, really early if you consider that I’m use to Pacific Coast time.  Peace from Washington D.C.

4 Responses to From Washington D.C. – At the Inauguration

  1. David M. says:

    JR, thats awesome that you could be there, just finished watching it here at work, great speech. RW did a great job as well. Looks like a pretty wild party, good luck getting out of there. -David

  2. Dude, what a privilege. I look forward to reading your reflections on the event.

  3. joey says:

    Welcome back east, I hope you enjoyed your day, what an amazing opportunity to sit so close to such an incredible event! A beautiful day in the history of our country and of God’s redeeming work in history.

  4. jrwoodward says:

    David, Wild is a good word for it. Billy, I will try to reflect on the event when I get the chance and Joey, thanks for the nice welcome and yes it was a beautiful day in history to participate in. I wish I could have been here for your recent special day. I look forward to seeing you soon. Peace.

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