Miraculously, I was able to text Twitter updates for much of the morning, so Mom and Dad could keep tabs on us from Pennsylvania. That was nice.
We took photos to fill in the blanks. Luckily we set our sights on the back of the Mall, after following updates on television and the innovative project http://twitter.com/carfreejan20.
I’m grateful we followed the advice we heard and used all the technology available to get updates.
It was discouraging on the way home to meet a father and his daughter from Illinois that ended up watching the ceremony on a TV in Starbucks, and to hear from purple ticket holders that weren’t granted admittance.