The preparations for the upcoming Presidential inauguration are undoubtedly very special.
Barack Obama is back in Chicago after a 12-day holiday in Hawaii. On Monday he will begins his new life in Washington, temporarily housed in the Hay-Adams hotel until the White House becomes available on January 20.
The President-elect and his family will move into the historic Hay-Adams Hotel, where they'll stay until the Blair House becomes available until January 15. Their daughters, Sasha and Malia, will start school at Sidwell Friends on Monday.
Officials are warning of some extra road closures and parking restrictions which will be in effect around the Hay-Adams Hotel for the length of the family's stay.
While President-elect Obama and his family didn't have any problem finding a room at the Hay-Adams Hotel, other people coming to the district for the inauguration are finding few choices left.
Experts, however, are saying there are still good rooms available for those who know where to look.
Presidents come and go from this city. Hosting inaugurations is nothing new.
But for many Washington residents admit that the new elect President inauguration this month will be very special.
Excitement of a predominantly black city welcoming the nation's first black president was just around, Over 92 percent voted for President-elect Barack Obama in this city.
With the inauguration scheduled for the day after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, the timing also strikes a chord for a city that was torn by riots after Dr. King's assassination.
Ronald Walters, a professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland says that the inauguration would be very warm.
For D.C., this inauguration is less like hosting a visiting official and more like throwing a homecoming party for a family member,
For long years of waiting the historical event of the first black American President inaugurations is at hand.