hugh and i got up early (for us) and biked down to civic center to watch the big screen and be among the crowd popping champagne, selling obama shirts (will they be on sale now?), and holding their kids up high on their shoulders. lots of boo-ing at appropriate parts and tears too.

i have a lot of hope. or as they said in italy… “HOPE-AH” when we got into cabs and they would smile and say “obama hope-ah”. yay! such a different feeling traveling after he got elected, i tell you.

i wanted to share this video that got hugh and i a bit choked up a couple days ago: this land IS yours, mine and our children’s~