Yesterday I went “downtown” to meet a friend for lunch and saw some of the preparations for the Inauguration tomorrow.
Flags along Pennsylvania Avenue- though they only seem to be on one side of the street – perhaps they dolled up the other side yesterday afternoon. That is the District of Columbia (Washington DC) flag beside the Stars & Stripes
Some people will get to watch from bleacher seating temporarily installed in-front of the National Archives Building – a little hard to see into the glare of the sun! It’s not going to be sunny tomorrow apparently so photographers will not have this problem.
And most importantly the port-a-loos
But .. will there be enough? The Inaugural Committee says there will be about 2,400 portable toilets around the parade route and National Mall. Officials are quoted as saying they expect between 600,000-800,000 people …. so that’s one toilet per 300 people.
This is as close as I will get to the Inauguration. The comfort of my couch wins over crowds and I’m certain that I will find an unoccupied, clean toilet and not have to pull apart many layers of clothes to actually use it!