Thursday, November 6, 2008

Retread the Chuck Taylors

There is no better place to be on election night than at the Associated Press Washington Bureau offices in Washington, D.C. Thrilling, remarkable and electrifying barely scratch the surface.



After the video cast that ended at around 1:30am EST a few of us headed back to the hotel lounge. That is Lisa from Michigan on the left, Kris from Texas in the middle and Renee from Virginia on the right.




The events from the day, evening and early morning hours had left us hyped and we just weren't ready for it all to end.




Neither was D.C. When we stepped out of the AP building in the early morning hours of November 5th, D.C. was alive and ready to celebrate. Car horns honked. People shouted and chanted. Strangers high-fived on the city streets.

I felt proud to be an American. I felt lucky to be part of such an historic event.

Despite going to bed at 3:30am I awoke early so that I could see as much of Washington, D.C. before my flight left later that day.








I schlepped it up and down those city streets. And I took more photos than you would ever want to see here.







The whirlwind trip has left my Chuck Taylors in need of new tread!



And that is fine by me cause I feel like I've seen the world.

-dana

28 comments:

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Hey you! So glad you had a great trip! I totally forgot to watch - but I'm going to now - oops. Love all your pictures, especially the one with your reflection in the monument!

Regina said...

Love the duck photo - but they are all so very special. So glad you got this memory making opportunity - to be a part of history!!! Don't retread those CT's - bronze them!! LOL! They have walked in some remarkable places!!!

sarah, rsm said...

I can only imagine the excitement you must have felt. It was an honor for you to be there and an honor for us to be there through you! Thank you, dana, for letting us tag along.

Paola said...

What an unforggetable experience.

tara said...

Giggle, the duck. I love waching my ducks do that. I never tire of it.
I thought about all the newscasters broadcasting for days. When did they sleep? What a thrilling night and how fun you got to be there!!

sara said...

Wow! What a great experience! Great pics too!

purplegiraffes said...

What an awesome event to be involved in! It gives me goosebumps to see your fabulous pictures with will.i.am playing in the background. The world is brimming with such potential right now. Such a wonderful feeling.

Tracey said...

I have never been so proud to be American as I was Tuesday evening - sitting in my house crying tears of joy and happiness. I feel like real change is here finally!

Nicole said...

This post gave me chills! Thanks for documenting it so well. More reasons to envy you...

Tine said...

What a spectacular place to be during such a memorable election! I am glad to hear you had a good time. And I am happy you are back home again and sharing your pictures with us! Such a beautiful city!

Kris said...

AWESOME!!!!!

Mrs. V said...

It was lucky you got to see the Vietnam Wall without people around, it made for a FANTASTIC photo, well done. You could print that one and sell it or put it on your wall.

amanda o said...

sounds so exciting and i love the yellow chucks!

Anne said...

What a wonderful memory you are going to have. Isn't DC a magical place? I loved my visit there a few years ago.

Egghead said...

What a great experience. I love that duck photo and the one of the memorial with your reflection.

cindy said...

What an awesome opportunity and experience! Great pictures!

Amylouwho said...

Don't you just love DC?! You took some great pictures. And yes, the duck is hilarious!

osagebluffquilter said...

You were there at an unbelievable time! Cool.
So weird, tonight while talking to my daughter she tells me about an up coming business trip to the AP office in Washington DC, than I read my evening blogs and see that you were just there.
She is a News producer in Oklahoma City at KSBI.
Osagebluffquilter

Stephanie M Larsen said...

How exciting Dana! Think of what you'll be able to tell your grandbabies someday! What a riot. I loved the way you described it all, it made me proud to be an American too, even though I live way up here in Canada. :) Thanks again for thinking of Baby Mia.

Artfulife said...

What a blast! That trip and the election will be an amazing part of your family history. Something you can tell your grand kids about someday.

PamperingBeki said...

How wonderful for you Dana!! What an experience.

nea said...

awesome!

Ricki said...

How exciting, thanks for "taking" us with you :)

Pecos Blue said...

I miss DC. Nice to see photos of home.

Bloggy Mama said...

Awesome. Glad you had a grand adventure to encompass such a memorable occasion.

Mad Red Hare said...

Come on over for a visit. I tagged you!

Amy said...

How is it that i just now realized that there is a duck butt in that photo. I guess i was really tired the other night when i read this. Glad it was so exciting.

Jersey Girl in DC said...

I love your photos!