Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A time of Change ...

What an historic day for the world we live in. African American Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. Most of us watched this historic event on television ... but some got to be there and see it first hand. Jennifer's sister-in-law was there - how cool is that?!

With the swearing in of President Obama, George W Bush became former President Bush. After the inaugeration, he and Laura borded a helicopter which took them to Andrews Air Force base, where they borded an airplane and flew to Midland, Texas. This is where I come in. 8 years ago, Mr and Mrs Bush had a send-off in Midland so it seemed fitting that this would be the first stop on their way to being normal citizens again. There was a massive crowd gathered waiting for them to arrive and we were entertained by several bands and patriotic songs.

I do not know these people, but I was alone since Jason had to take Rachel home when she started getting sick, so they were my subjects. There were signs like this all over the place. Mr Bush talked about the museum in town - the George W Bush childhood home. He said when he heard about this he wonder why they did not name it the George H Bush home, that George W got to live in. And when he told his mom about it - she told him he better go clean up his room.

Mr Bush wanted to see the crowd so he had the pilot fly over the crowd - so cool.

I was not close to the stage so I only saw them on the large screen - but it was still neat to be part of this occasion. Laura looked relieved that she was almost done being the 1st lady!!

1 comment:

scoutingmom said...

How awesome! Thanks for the story and the pictures. I wish I lived close enough and could have been there.

Have a wonderful day!