I posted this memory of the first Inauguration of President Bush back in 2005. The memory of that day is still very clear in my mind and as I watch the preparations out of DC and listen to the warnings of traffic and crowds and road closures in and around that city, I can physically feel as though I am there.
Every now and then I come across pictures we took that day, but when I want to lay my hands on them I can't find them. Needless to say the day had a continuous light drizzle, temperatures in the 40's and lots of security and huge crowds everywhere. Back then the security went into effect because of threats from Gore supporters not terrorists. Imagine that.
When Inaugurations take place in January you have to expect weather which is not comfortable and so it will be tomorrow. Having been present at one of these always makes me excited to watch each succeeding inaugural. What you won't see on tv is how difficult it is to leave in the midst of that huge crowd. And how badly you need a bathroom or at the least, a porta potty.