Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas
Yes, this may sound like whining, but when the population of an already crowded location is expected to triple or quadruple - it is expected. Especially from someone who already lived in that locale.
The population explosion is so bad for "ordinary" inagurations that that date is a Federal Holiday in DC & the surrounding counties & many non-Federal places (i.e. Universities) are closed as well.
This one will probably make those pale in comparison. (However, from what I have heard, the park service will not be estimating the crowd size. They use to do that rather scientifically, but there was some controversy surrounding a "march" so they don't anymore - from what I understand.)
I half way thought about going down myself, but I will be home with the baby instead. (The metro will be a bigger mess than it is on a daily basis! Mark my words if that is how you plan on getting down there - as if there were any other viable options....)
A whole lotta chatter just to show one bag made out of recycled newspapers, huh? (In case you did not know, I am a bag lady...)