Obama is President and we are leaving the country?

Trip Start Nov 05, 2008
Trip End Nov 25, 2008

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We went to an elections return party last night and when Obama went over the 270 mark, the entire place exploded. One of the great moments in our lives. Originally, Hugo and I were going to vote and then get on a plane and high-tail it out of here. This was several weeks back when Sarah (do we ever have to mention her name again??) was still ascendant and Joe the Plumber (who?) was making the rounds. We thought, "I don't want to sit around and watch the painful drip drip of bad news and watch another dream deferred". But then, right before I made the reservations, things started changing and looking better for Obama so we decided to take off on the 5th. Very glad we did. The wild texting at 10:30 , the hooting and hollering on the streets. Union Square was ablaze with people yelling and jumping up and down. Our little corner of Brooklyn erupted into a spontaneous street party - we honked as we went by and everyone started cheering. Wouldn't have missed any of that for the world.
But, now onto travels. We fly to Zurich and then on to Istanbul. The dollar is going back up, America has been restored and we're off on another trip.
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