Mr. Obama will become President Obama Tuesday and I decided to go to Washington, DC to celebrate. After the first two weeks of the legislative session, flying to Washington for the inaugural is like starting a mini-vacation. While waiting for my flight at Minneapolis’ airport I discovered an observation deck with a view of both the Minnesota Air National Guard station and two runways . You’ll notice the C-130 in the above photo. On Thursday a group of MN National Guard members who trained for St Paul’s Republican National Convention were activated to be a rapid response force for the inaugural. They weren’t on my flight.