Like 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.