DALLAS — A group of Texans hit the road to Washington D.C. on Saturday to be there when President Barack Obama is sworn in for a second term on Monday.
About 300 people loaded up into six buses before dawn at Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas.
"I'm excited about seeing the city," said Loretta Polson. "Being able to witness the second inauguration of President Obama is something that I will be able to tell my grandchildren that their granny got to do."
"It's an important deal for African-Americans to celebrate their president being inaugurated for a second time, and for my son &mdsh; who looks up to President Obama — to be able to see a positive male role model," added Denisha Forney.
The travelers are from all over Texas, and they were scheduled to pick up additional passengers in Arkansas.