We should have known something was up when we went to the Metro to go to the Mall. Every train was packed, not packed like Americans pack, but packed like Chinese pack. Elbow to elbow, pushing to get on the train, holding onto whatever device we could to keep from falling, we maneuvered our way to the Capitol Mall.
Getting off the train was almost as interesting as getting on. Every escalator was packed with people, again pushing, nudging, cajoling. For a boy from the country, this is all very unnerving.
The Mall is a big place. It will get better when we get there....NOT! People everywhere. While those who saw the Obama Inauguration might contend they went through more, and I believe they did, this was ridiculous....for little flowers on trees, not for the installation of the leader of the free world.
Was it pretty? Well yes. But, somehow I felt duped, kind of like going to Disney World to wait in line all day. I learned one thing yesterday. Go when other people don't. So, where exactly is "Small World"?. Now that song's in my head.