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Heart-swelling. Mind-blowing. Hopeful. Inclusive. Positive. Empowering. So many more words that my soul is exploding!

It was a trek to get there!  We left our town at 12:20 a.m.  Around 4:15 a.m., we stopped at a rest stop and there were SO many people there, with pink hats and without, we were overjoyed!

 At 5:30 a.m., our bus broke down in Pennsylvania. Our bus driver was able to notify some busses that were passing by to stop and load more than half of us.  There was about a dozen of us left, waiting for a mechanic to arrive. About five hours later, with the heroic efforts of the bus driver and another mechanic, we were on our way again to DC. We watched the speeches on cell phones - the bus had WiFi and we could charge our devices, too!

We arrived at 2:30 (if you're counting, that was 14 hours on the bus - it would normally take half that time to get there). As we got off the Metro/train, we saw a TON of people leaving. Oh NO!  We missed everything.  Some folks told us that they had cancelled the actual march because there were too many people.  We went on, thinking we had to get to the area anyway; there had to be people still around. We saw the photos of the crowds when we were on the bus.

Once we got there, we were told that indeed the March was on!! So we joined in.

women's march on washington


women's march on washington


women's march on washington

It was a very positive atmosphere. My favorite chant "This is what democracy looks like."  I should upload some of the videos I took somehow - maybe on my YouTube channel.  Of course, there is more to do - phone calls, emails, letters, petitions, meeting with groups in our area - esp in light of the Press Secy 'alternate facts' reality. So many phone calls today that the White House comment line was turned off for awhile - perhaps it still is?

Thanks to everyone who supported me on my trip, and cheered us on on Facebook and Instagram. Thanks to everyone who marched either in a sister march or at home!  The MILLIONS of people who marched across the globe!!!   We are NOT alone. 

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15 Comments on the cow jumped over the moon: women's march on washington

  • Joanne Noragon
    on January 23, 2017 | 18:10 Joanne Noragonsaid :
    "Thank you for going. Thank you for the pictures. I watched your trip on Facebook, after it was over. I read posts for six hours, and never stopped crying. You were magnificent! Thank you."
  • Carol S.
    on January 23, 2017 | 18:22 Carol S.said :
    "Joanne, YOU are magnificent too!
    You're so welcome. I actually cried too - and I'm not a crier in general. More to do, letters to be written tonight. xoxoxox"
  • Darla
    on January 23, 2017 | 21:45 Darlasaid :
    "The whole March was wonderful. I was home but wearing my pink hat. My heart and spirit were with you. So many women in so many countries took up the banner. It filled me with pride."
  • Rosa
    on January 23, 2017 | 22:39 Rosasaid :
    "You are amazing! Good on you for hanging in there through the bus breakdown adventure and joining in. We marched in my small city and it was pretty amazing. I can't imagine the crowd in DC. Mindblowing!!"
  • peppylady (Dora)
    on January 24, 2017 | 00:35 peppylady (Dora)said :
    "Our town didn't have a March but the next town south (Sandpoint) county population is about 20,000 and I understand 800 people March.
    I'll leave it at that...No rant from me about our country...Post one on my blog.
    Coffee is on"
  • Carol S.
    on January 24, 2017 | 08:52 Carol S.said :
    "Thank you so much, Darla!! xo"
  • Carol S.
    on January 24, 2017 | 08:53 Carol S.said :
    "It was incredible!!!
    Still processing everything!
    xo"
  • Carol S.
    on January 24, 2017 | 08:56 Carol S.said :
    "Thanks for posting, Dora!"
  • Vanessa
    on January 24, 2017 | 09:01 Vanessasaid :
    "That is a heroic journey you made - all power to you and the chap who fixed your bus! I think there are stormy times ahead - especially in the light of this abortion bill - but hang on in there."
  • Carol S.
    on January 24, 2017 | 09:05 Carol S.said :
    "Stormy times for many of us worldwide, I fear.
    Thanks Vanessa! xo"
  • It's just  Raven
    on January 24, 2017 | 13:52 It's just Ravensaid :
    "What an amazing journey. . . it must feel incredible to be among all that energy!
    "
  • It's just  Raven
    on January 24, 2017 | 13:54 It's just Ravensaid :
    "PS... I was hunting you down because I saw you disappeared on FB, where I usually check in on what you are up to. I hope all is okay.
    "
  • Carol S.
    on January 24, 2017 | 14:34 Carol S.said :
    "Hello Raven/C! It was something else, indeed.
    Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness and for popping in - I'm just taking a break from FB and Twitter for a bit. I need some downtime to process emotions and feelings. xox"
  • Old Fashion Halloween
    on January 25, 2017 | 16:13 Old Fashion Halloweensaid :
    "So happy you made it! 4200 of us marched in Salem, Oregon. Poured rain the entire time but did not dampen spirits. "
  • Carol S.
    on January 25, 2017 | 19:29 Carol S.said :
    "Hello OFH!!!
    Huzzah!! Amazing how many people were out on Saturday. Now to write letters, emails, make phone calls. Today I have to take a little time off - I'm quite exhausted. But will start up again tomorrow.
    And thanks soooo much for your help with getting me there. xox"
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