There's just a few hours until I'm on the bus with UCA students en route to the 57th annual Presidential Inauguration.
No doubt it will be the first trip to Washington D.C. for some of them.
Whether or not you are politically inclined, our Capitol is a fascinating city. It would take a very long visit to begin to understand what has, does and will happen there.
This is my first presidential inauguration.
I'll take a lot of pictures and somehow while I'm there try to convey the feeling one has when standing at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial for the first time.
For me, I saw that the 16th President of the United State's right shoe hangs over the edge of a marble stone step like he is ready, if he needs to be, to get up.
One hand is in a loose fist, which makes you feel in an instant it could become closed for a fight, or open for rest.
He is locked in a contemplative pose, but there is no worry on his face.
He is said to be wrestling with how to hold the Union together and advance the cause of human liberty and equality.
This is exactly the sense you have when you stand under Abraham Lincoln's right shoe.
It is exactly the sentiment Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. conveyed when he stood at the Lincoln Memorial steps to deliver an iconic speech in 1963.
About 45 years later we elected our first black president.
Not far from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he was sworn in before a record crowd of 1.8 million people in 2009.
And on the day we as a nation honor Dr. King, we'll ceremoniously prove to the world and to 44th President Barack Hussein Obama II that we didn't regret it.
While I'm with the students, I'll be sending photos back to the Log Cabin, along with stories and experiences the students share on the trip.
You can follow more closely on my Twitter account, @courtneyism.
See what the whole group thinks about the experience by searching the tag, #UCAPOTUS.