Like the Fraziers, many of the 103 travelers on the "Road trip to the White House" came with their families.
Others came with best friends.
However, for some, like Tamii Harris, 47, of Park Manor, the inauguration of America's first black president was important enough to go it alone.
Tamii Harris, 47, of Park Manor, shows off the official inauguration t-shirt distributed by the tour group operator to her travelers on a "Road trip to the White House."
"From the beginning, I wanted to go, and everyone else was flaking out," Harris said.
"I'm going because I owe it to myself. I owe it to Obama. I owe it to my mother and grandmother and Rosa [Parks] and Corretta [Scott King] and all the other women whose shoulders I'm standing on," she said.
"I want to be able to tell my own children and grandchildren I was there."