On January 17, 2009, President-elect Obama, his family, 50 "Everyday Americans," and an accompanying press corps traveled by train from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Washington, D.C. They stopped in Wilmington, Delaware, to pick up Vice-President-elect Biden and his family, and at a number of whistle stops along the way. The train ride was inspired by Abraham Lincoln's inaugural journey from Illinois to Washington in 1861. My town, Seabrook, MD, was on the train route. About 100 or 200 of us gathered in the parking lots on both sides of the Seabrook MARC station to await the train. We waited for about an hour and a half in 27 degree weather to watch history-in-the-making as it zipped through. Security was present in the form of half-a-dozen cops or so.