We got into a Metro station around 4:50 and boarded in about 10 minutes. As the train moved to next stops, we talked to some people who had been waiting to get on for two hours. Our plan was to walk to a Metro station away from the parade area and towards the Capitol South area, and it seemed to work.
We got to the end of the Orange line around 5:50 and our hotel shuttle picked us up at 6 p.m. That was a great warm ride. We were out in DC for 12 hours!
We are taking showers, warming up, watching the last bit of the parade on CNN and then heading out for a celebration dinner. Funny to note that it appears most of the visitors have left the Presidential viewing stand at the parade. The Obamas are chillin'.
Our kids both want to be President now.