Thursday, January 22, 2009

Two Wickstromscicles and a frozen dad

Tuesday morning we swathed ourselves in every warm layer we could get our hands on, pounded the pavement for four-and-a-half miles (each way -- uphill on the way home), braved below-freezing temperatures, maneuvered through oceans of people and watched the historic swearing in of this guy:A few people had the same idea. Can you see us? We're at the base of the Washington Monument.
We watched on the giant jumbotrons.
Luckily I was too cold to drink, thus narrowly avoiding the acres and acres of port-a-potties.
It was awesome, crowded, historic, exciting, memorable, FRIGID, journal-worthy and even though my bootie hurts from standing for hours and walking UPHILL NINE miles (okay, fine, only four were uphill), I'm so glad we went.

We still ended up as Wickstromscicles, though.
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10 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm so glad you went--it was so worth it! Guess your mom declined the offer? And really glad you are re-reading Loved Walked In--love that book. miss you, girl. I get back from West Virginia tomorrow!

Jessica said...

So fun! and so cold! I hope you thawed out okay.

We missed out on the fun event due to the possible fact of a little Cooleyisicle. We decided not to risk it stay home. It looked like fun, though!

Holly said...

it looked like there was room for a few more people next to you. too bad cheryl didnt make it.

Andrea Marie Photo said...

I didn't know you guys went! Me & Dan went too and totally froze our butts off. I'm jealous you guys were by the Washington monument, we went further and got stuck for an hour cuz they closed the sidewalks. : (

Jessica F. said...

All I can say is crazy! I cannot even imagine being around all those people...what an experience. Something you will always remember!!!

Miss you!

The Manns said...

You two are brave...and mildly crazy. End of comment.

Ashley McNair said...

Wow! I can't believe you guys walked all that way and back in that freezing weather. You are so brave! Awesome pictures!

kari and kijsa said...

Just catching up- have a fabulous weekend!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

oh amanda said...

Amazing! How cool that you were there! I wish I had known you were there...I'm sure I would have picked you out while I was watching on TV! ;)

Alisha Haight said...

Fun! What a cute blog! Wasn't is so freezing!! You guys had to walk so much further than us too!! How was walking home uphill?: