When we got home, I started looking around online and found the website. Sure enough, not only was President Obama going to be speaking in my city, but former President Bill Clinton would be with him! I wasn't sure how it would be possible to go with the boys and it being so last minute. Doors were going to open at 7am and your ticket didn't necessarily guarantee your entrance. The thought of all that waiting around with 3 younglings and then maybe not even get to see anything wasn't all that appealing to us.
I was posting online and I happened to mention it on my message board, the one I have been a part of now for almost 7 years at the end of this month. So imagine my surprise when I got a message from my friend saying that she was going to see if her husband (who has many politically connections through his work!) could do anything for us. So he sent some emails and at 11:50pm last night I got the phone call that 5 VIP tickets would be waiting for us. WHAT?! I was so excited - told her that if she ever needed an ultrasound of her heart that I would fly Charlie down to do it! She sent me the confirmation email and we set our alarms bright and early! It's not every day that you get the opportunity to see a former President and current President side by side like that!
When the boys woke up (ironically at 5:30 thanks to DST) we got them dressed packed them into the car, bundled them up, grabbed all smart phones and tablet and headed over to the event parking to wait for the bus to shuttle us over. There was already a line when we got there, but they had a ton of buses and we didn't have to wait long.
|Waiting for the bus!|
|Evan on the bus, ready to see the President!|
|David, Shaun and Daddy ready to ride the bus!|
|Charlie and me at the Rally!|
|David holding up his sign and cheering with the crowds....Fired Up! Ready to Go!|
|Senator Jeanne Shaheen|
|Governor John Lynch and his wife Dr. Susan Lynch|
|President Bill Clinton|
|Introducing President Barack Obama|