I honestly don't remember right now at which station I got off the train; I just remember the conductor saying that the stop was "a very good stop to get off the train and go to the Mall." So I did, and it was.
One advantage of being alone is that it was easier to squeeze myself through crowds to find a place that I liked and I had about two hours to do it. I wished I had on better tree-climbing clothes, because that would have been a great view but chilly! At one point I made it as close to the Capitol as I could get without a ticket, but I was too far off to one side and I couldn't see any of the big screens. So I wandered toward the middle and toward the Washington Monument and that's where I spent the last hour or so and where I watched the actual swearing-in.
On my way there, I made a few new friends... apparently this Park Police horse wanted to know if I has a flavor. :-) And yes, I put my hat right back on after this was taken because it was flippin' cold!
People were obviously trying hard to stay warm and comfortable. I saw quite a few "people piles" . . .
. . . and an Audi ad. Even when I'm not at work, it still follows me around.
Still more to follow. Please stay tuned!