Obamas train ride

President elect Barak Obama will be leaving from the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia at 11 a.m. today. They’ll make stops in Wilmington, Del., where Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, will board. Another stop is scheduled in Baltimore before the entourage arrives at Union Station in Washington at 7 p.m. I’ve […]

President elect Barak Obama will be leaving from the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia at 11 a.m. today. They’ll make stops in Wilmington, Del., where Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, will board. Another stop is scheduled in Baltimore before the entourage arrives at Union Station in Washington at 7 p.m.
I’ve made that same route from Wilmington to Union Station. Its a wonderful ride with many beautiful sites to behold. It I’m sure will be a fantastic way to prepare for their stay at the White House. The anticipation, the memories of their last train ride, the knowledge of where this ride is bringing them. Life long memories will be created for the Obama and Biden families. The long rocking ride to their new lifestyle and home will be something to treasure for a lifetime.
If we recall our history there was one other President that took that same type journey in 1861. That was President Lincoln. The 16th president, who led the nation through the Civil War and ended slavery in the United States. On his train ride he did a whistle-stop tour of 70 cities when he was inaugurated.
Security will be out in full force, as I recall there were a few areas that looked kinda sketchy. I would so love to be on that train today and see the difference of the ground scenery! The fan fair, the citizens, secret service, its all going to be such a amazing ride.
As President Lincoln brought freedom to our enslaved citizens, We can only hope that President Obama will bring freedom to ALL of our citizens in the coming 4 years. (maybe 8!)
The train ride to United States freedom will be difficult to say the least, and will take more time than I believe most know or understand, but I am hoping and praying that in time we will again be a proud nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.