So we were kind of debating whether or not to go...that's an awful lot of money to spend just to end up shoulder to shoulder all week with 4 million of our closest friends, and watching the Swearing In on a Jumbotron on the National Mall. And they've been warning of 6 hour delays for the subway...we were planning to leave the hotel at 4 am to catch Metro when it starts running at 4:30, but still no guarantee we'd actually get on a train in time to actually get to the Mall in time to actually get a spot. The Mall holds something like half a million at crush density, and there will be 4 million attending.
Anyway, then I watched CNN weather this morning. Temperature is expected to reach 30 degrees...maybe...late in the afternoon. By parade time, it'll only be low 20s. At 4:30 am, around 19 at the most! Now, I'm all for an adventure and all....but standing around for 6-12 hours in subfreezing temps is not my idea of fun.
We're now attending an Inaugural party at the Daytona Beach bandshell. Estimated temperature? A balmy 57 degrees. I made the suggestion to Dad, and all I got in response was, "It's warmer in Daytona. Let's do it." So if you want to see me, that's where I'll be. We're renting a condo at the Wyndham Ocean Walk the night before and the night of, and partying it up on the beach all day.