By Joy A. Kennelly I just got back from a full day of art sight seeing and I haven't walked this much in forever! The streets are filled with vendors selling Obama memorabilia, everyone is super friendly, and it's way cold. Apparently, it's the coldest it's been in a long time. There was a water main break just a block away. I finally found a place to stay that is only $100/night and in a great location. Easy access to the metro, the bus line and very close to Downtown. Just joined Twitter and am learning. If you're interested, go to www.twitter.com and look me up. I'm thejoywriter - I'm still trying to learn how to update my f/b page from my phone, but this is good for now. I saw some amazing art at over 5 galleries today. I was jammng - in and out. Saw the National Portrait Gallery, another one whose name I forget, numerous smaller galleries and ended up at the Cochran Gallery for the Richard Avedon exhibit just five minutes before closing. I have some great pix from today which I will upload when I return since this isn't my computer and it takes a long time. Even with multiple layers on it's freezing out here. Hard to believe just a few days ago I was living in 80 degree weather and now am walking around in 10 degrees! I have a friend flying in tomorrow and we have talked about hanging out. He has two friends working with Obama which should make for some good times. We shall see. I slept ten hours upon arrival here because I had so little sleep organizing my trip prior to leaving. Tomorrow I'm getting up super early to get a good place for the live concerts that will be taking place pretty much all day. Can't wait. I love the energy in this town. I also love their transportation system because it's so efficient! Get on and get off - it has been ok today, but I'm worried it's going to be worse the closer it gets to the actual swearing in day. Because I was buzzing around so much haven't really met too many people, but figure this will change in the upcoming days once my friend arrives. All I have to say is, this is the most patriotic thing I've ever done in my entire life. I am so happy to be here and so proud to be an American I can hardly stand it. That's all for now. I am neglecting my house mates and want to join the conversation. Have a good one!