We, like most of my friends who live in this area, are both thrilled for the inaugural activities on Tuesday and planning to avoid them like an airport toilet seat. (Sorry for that visual...but "the plague" just seemed so uninspired...)
Yes, I'd like to be there in person for this historic occasion, but the reality is that it will be a) freezing b) hard to see anything c) a transportation nightmare and d) not a good place to be schlepping a kid considering what kind of bathroom situation is anticipated (DC's -- not hers).
Make no mistake -- we are still celebrating -- we have two parties to attend on Sunday night -- the first is a casual gathering, the second is a little more formal (and will feature a keg of "Ale to the Chief" beer from Avery brewing company -- our favorite brewery for obvious reasons...that we like good beer...duh).
I've bought the same hostess gift for both -- a "Yes, We Can" opener. (Don't mean to ruin the surprise for either host that may be reading this post, but I'm probably enjoying the pun way more than either of you will, anyway.)
On Tuesday, I will watch the swearing in on a big screen in my company's conference room. I absolutely cannot wait.