Inauguration 2009 Memories from Carlsbad, California

Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CA DRE #01490977

My wife, Kay, and me at the Inauguration Party at our neighborsLike many folks throughout the world we were glued to the TV early in the morning (California time, that is) to watch the Inauguration LIVE. It's hard to put into words that haven't already graced the media as to what this means.

Emotions ran high, of course, and I cannot remember any single event that has captured the attention of the world in the way in which this has...even 9-11. It was incredible to see the millions of people on hand for the live Inauguration in DC as well as people around the world gathering to witness this historic event.

Fortunately I was able to watch the main event before running off with out of town buyers for several hours.

Our good friends and neighbors held their own Inauguration celebration last night. So we dressed up a bit, and gathered for about 5 hours with good friends to enjoy wonderful food and desserts, and watch the whole thing all over again, plus the We Are One concert (this is a link to the HBO event) from the day before.

So here are some of my memories of the party, and the Inagurations festivities photographed from the large screen TV (the Inauguration itself and the We are One Concert). Quality is OK but you get the idea. Probably nothing you haven't already seen before but it is always fun to share.

Like so many, we are looking forward to what 2009 will bring.


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Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

It'll be interesting to see what happens.  Chicago is on the verge of bankruptcy.  I'm hopeful that he surrounds himself with great people.  My prayers are with him.

Jan 21, 2009 02:18 PM #1
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

your page took incredibly long to open...........but great photo of the two of you.......and you're right, it will be a day we'll remember I picked up copies of the newspapers with Obama on the cover - I was moved beyond words.......growing up when Martin Luther was King................I realized the span of my life and all thats transpired.........

Jan 21, 2009 03:26 PM #2
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices


I like the blog. Terrific classy photo. DId not quite understand about other photos. I did not find them, just a great box, but not linked to anyting, so I am not sure whether this is a glitch on my end

Jan 21, 2009 03:31 PM #3
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Jeff ! Nice way to celebrate the inauguration ! Dress it up a little and spend it with friends !

Nice choice my friend !

Cheers !

Sheldon :o)

Jan 21, 2009 03:47 PM #4
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE two look grand! I wish you two would come back again....for a regular vacation....I promise I'll play tour guide!

Jan 21, 2009 03:54 PM #5
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Larry - well CA is not exactly flush either. Lots of issues ahead. Hopefully he can pull together the people that need to make the decisions to correct our economic problems, soon.

Liz - yes, I noticed. Not sure if it is Photobucket itself or the number of photos. A bit annoying.

Jon - hmmm, the link to Photobuicket may not be working consistently. Will have to play around a bit.

Sheldon - it was great fun. Thanks

Thanks, Sally. We WILL see you again sometime. I know you would make a great tour guide!


Jan 22, 2009 12:38 AM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff looks like you went all out on this celebration.

The young beatiful chick next to you can't possibly be your wife :)

Jan 22, 2009 09:59 AM #7
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Jeff, when I clicked on your blog this morning (not this particular post, but your blog where all the posts show up), I heard what sounded like popcorn popping.  I couldn't figure it out.  Then I realized it was coming from this post a bit further down.  Get 5 or 6 posts posted soon so that you can relegate this post to your 2nd page.  It's an annoying little sound that I can't stop!  LOL  Are you able to insert the slideshow without the sound effects?  It would be OK if this was the only post it was playing on, but i'ts playing on your blog page as well.

Jan 22, 2009 09:04 PM #8
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Maggie - yes it was annoying. I had my sound off when I loaded this and did not know there WAS sound to those firecrackers. I changed the theme. :)  Much easier than writing 5 or 6 posts to move it down the page.


Jan 23, 2009 12:24 AM #9
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