by Bianca Strzalkowski
The experience has definitely been different then I thought. We had to walk two hours to get to our seats and the crowds around us booed every time a Democrat spoke or was introduced and they were saying some pretty profane stuff. Not sure if that is the norm for an inauguration, but it shocked me. Then I heard there were protesters breaking windows of businesses near the parade route. It definitely has been a mixed bag of emotions from people on display.
My lifelong bucket list included getting to see George W. Bush in person — he has long been someone I revere. Being able to see all the former presidents joking and interacting with each other gave a glimpse into the unique bond they all share.