Things discussed were:
Do not think you are going to b able to ride the Metro. Even though trains will be running like it is rush hour all day, you will not be able to join in the fun. You will stand on a packed platform watching packed train after packed train ride by without being able to get on. Also, you cannot bring a bike or a large sign on there. So, don't even think about bringing a 3x3 foot widdled banner to display to the Obamas during the parade.
People will descend on DC like a plague of locusts and destroy all in their path.
Don't think you are going to be able to drive in and out of the city at your leisure. Most getaway routes are open, yet there is no return.
Roadblocks will prevent any type of driving into the city.
Parking is like a thing of the past. You are better to just throw your car in the river when you get into DC.
Prepare to stock up on groceries like a giant snow storm is coming. Seriously, this was the actual recommendation.
The good news? Looks like I'll be home to get some projects done. Yeah. . .