Woke at 5:53, quite exhausted and quite exhilerated at the same time. Doing some carbo-loading to get through and hope to take off to Metro soon.
Don't think we can email from the Mall, but will certainly try.
Hope to make it through to the 3:00-5:00 reception at Walz's where they will have cocoa and sandwiches. Only small snacks are allowed in to the ceremony. Water won't be available either.
We have some conflicting information in the materials we got about where to enter through security, so are a bit concerned about that and taking the more conservative approach going on the source that says there are fewer gates.
There is a spot in our Silver standing area where it may be possible to see the ceremony AND the parade. Gates open at 8:00, and we are sure there is already a long line.
Time to get our gear and layers on!