Being as close as I am, I wonder, should I be there? Should I be witnessing history in person? Ummm.... I'm there in spirit, but I have no desire to be around THAT many people. I don't even like the malls at Christmas, so THE Mall today??? I don't think so. The cop and I walked from the Washington Monument all the way across the mall to the Capitol building. Thats HUGE. I have sat on the steps of the Capitol, Lincoln Memorial and walked the halls of ALL of the Smithsonian Museums. I still get goosebumps at the Vietnam War Memorial, and the National Law Enforcement Memorial brought me to tears. I stayed in a riverfront suite in The Watergate Hotel and stood in front of the White House and watched foreign tourists get sprayed with the sprinklers!!! We have been so fortunate to live close enough to visit very frequently. As a child, I don't think I appreciated it. To my friends all over the country and the world.... if you get a chance to go to DC... GO! It is an amazing place. (Just don't plan on getting in today!)
I think I'll just watch on TV!