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Inauguration Day: It's time!

We'll be heading down to the National Mall in a couple minutes, (6 a.m. Eastern time) to get in line for our spots. We scored last minute tickets to the "Mall Standing Area" which is the ticketed area farthest from the stage. It's better than nothing! Gates open at 8 a.m. and the program starts at 10 a.m.

First text message alert this morning from the Washington Post says the trains are filling at the first stops on their routes and there are huge crowds downtown. These people aren't joking around. 

This would be the moment to thank my wonderful friend Ahna for letting me stay in her apartment sharing her twin size bed. We only have a 10-minute walk downtown to get to our ticketed spot. 

Cell phone service is likely to be nonexistent. Just during the concert with 400,000 people, my phone had trouble sending text messages and making calls was a total joke. Looks like we are on our own.

Wish us luck!