The Chicago Sun-Times is chronicling the journey to Monday's inauguration with the Frazier Family of Marquette Park, and blogging about it. Catch our first story in the series here.
Stopped for dinner in Somerset, Pennsylvania, destination still 3 hours away, in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Every hotel anywhere in or near the D.C. border is booked, so event organizer has group staying 3 hours outside of D.C. You know what that means: A 4 a.m. wake-up call on Monday to get into D.C, which will be a madhouse!
WE'VE ARRIVED! 14 hrs on a bus!!!!! 98 tired inauguration goers - including 4 Frazier grandkids, the only youth among them, and 1 cranky reporter - pull up to Sheraton in Harrisburg, Penn.! Alleluia!
Lobby suddenly fills with diversity. Despite the deluge, event organizer Angel LaCruise, the front desk staff and its general manager do a wonderful job of assembly-lining everyone's keys.
Due back in the lobby at 8 a.m. But not before a civilized meal and cold one at the hotel's Dog & Pony Cafe.... yeah, that's the name.
See everyone in the morning for a day in inauguration-consumed D.C.!
The Sun-Times followed the Frazier family on its first Road Trip to History on Jan. 20, 2009. Revisit the series here: http://blogs.suntimes.com/roadtriptohistory/