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Gardenwriter Inaugural Meet-up

Lucky gardenwriter/blogger Mary Ann Newcomer – aka the Idaho Gardener – must be doing something MAMe200
right, to get 4 tickets to the swearing in ceremony.  Blue tickets, even.  (Whatever that means – no doubt better than some other color.)  So she and her pilot husband hop on a plane for free and next thing I know they're partying with their friends at the Old Ebbitt Grill, where I joined them – an awesome meet-up locaPins300tion.  Fun was had.

Now that I've gotten in the obligatory gardening hook, can I just show some fun photos I took in D.C. yesterday?  

Vendors are everywhere, with prices all over the damn place. I stocked up on pins, a hat and two t-shirts, one artsy and one gawdy and fun.

And here's the structure we'll all be seeing in a few hours – the viewing stand in front of the White House where the Obamas will be watching the parade.  Directly across from it is a 3-story press structure that's the largest I've ever seen for this event.  We weren't allowed any closer.

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Posted by on January 20, 2009 at 7:30 am, in the category What's Happening.
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2 responses to “Gardenwriter Inaugural Meet-up”

  1. Aloha nui loa to the first Hawaiian president in US history and to the whole Obama family!

  2. MA says:

    Well, the blue tickets didn’t do us much good, security was backed up and we couldn’t get in after a two mile walk and 2 hour wait in line. But being there, just being there for the moment, was powerful.

    Thanks for meeting us for such a great lunch!

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