Security guys told us the line began forming at 3 am.
When Mike called me on my cell phone at 9 we were just parking and still had to walk a MILE to get to the end of the line which led through the security checkpoints. He laughed when I told him we were just getting there and said, "Oh Mom, you'll be in the nosebleed seats."
We stood way up on a hill where the view was mostly blocked by tree branches and gargantuan speaker systems, but when the breeze blew just right the branches moved and we had a great, if not extremely far away, view of whomever was speaking.
Kudos to the person who invented telephoto lenses. And Elijah's camera has a great one. Abbie's too. Here's Gov. Palin speaking:
Still it was fun and not something we get to do every day, even given our close proximity to the Capital. So now we're home trying to catch up on sleep, do some schoolwork, and get ready for church tonight.
Campaigns are exhausting. Good thing I'm just a spectator.
Be thankful ~