Friday, January 23, 2009

DC ObamaFest:Day 2 - January 17, 2009,

Day 2 - January 17, 2009

We wake up and head for the city. Because we are in a 15-passenger van we can’t take it into the city, so we go to the train station and park it. Hey, the metro passes have Barack Obamas face on it! Oh yeah, it’s a new day. Paul comes to meet us with his SUV and we are off. First we must get food. We go to Gladys Knights Chicken and Waffles. It is packed and there is a wait but we all watch Obama’s train stop in Baltimore where he gives a speech. My cold is getting worse and Jack buys me a hot toddy. Finally we sit down and order, the items on the menu have Gladys K song titles (tho they aren’t playing any of her music). The food is well um, let me say “the midnight train to Georgia special” no thanks I think I’ll walk.

We drop Luvvie off in DC to meet friends at Union Station. When we get there the press is everywhere. Obama’s train is just pulling in. He is a Ba-Rock Star! It’s a madhouse, but everyone is in a good mood except the old white lady with the McCain/Palin bumper sticker. We try smiling to show her that we are friendly, but she isn’t buying it and zooms off. Oh well, her lost.

Paul drives us thru DC-The Capital, Georgetown, Washington monument (it does look like a gigantic KKK mask-check the light, they look like eyes), Adams-Morgan, U Street, K Street etc. People are partying everywhere. How cute! I love this town, it’s quite lovely. What ghetto? I haven’t seen any ghetto or even a hint of one. We go thru Rock Creek Park--nice!

We also drive into Virginia to the TV station Paul works for, Al Hurra. It’s actually 3 stations; one to Iraq and 22 Middle Eastern countries, one throughout Europe and one to Saudi Arabia and the other Arab countries. A couple of studios, numerous edit suites, all very hi-tech but Jack & I are feeling like we‘re at work so we high tail it outta there. (The people were much nicer than at work and much more colour and diversity for sure!).

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