Despite Snarled Traffic and Cold, City Is Already Celebrating
January 20, 2009
Near the White House at 8 p.m., Kyndall Freer, 20, a student at Texas Tech, and Gary
Trubl, 20, a University of Arizona student, were checking out the reviewing stand.
It was growing colder, but they planned to spend the night wandering around the monuments
Written by: Jessica Behnham
Tens of thousands of festive visitors crowded the Mall and the city yesterday, counting
down the hours to today's historic inauguration, while authorities prepared to welcome
-- and control -- what could be the largest crowd in Washington's history.
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