Bay Area Residents Prepare for Trip to Obama Inauguration

Several people from the Bay Area will make the trip to D.C.

By Jean Elle
|  Friday, Jan 18, 2013  |  Updated 8:31 AM PDT
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Some Bay Area residents are taking off on a trip of a lifetime. They have tickets to President Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington D.C. on Monday. NBC Bay Area's Jean Elle reports.

Some Bay Area residents are taking off on a trip of a lifetime. They have tickets to President Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington D.C. on Monday. NBC Bay Area's Jean Elle reports.

Some Bay Area residents are taking off on a trip of a lifetime. They have tickets to President Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington D.C. on Monday.

Twenty-year-old Abdul Banafa of Milpitas won a pair of tickets on Congressman Mike Honda's facebook page.

"It's gonna be amazing especially since it's the first time I voted for him," Banafa said.

Banafa will be doing more than taking pictures. He plans to network all he can with the nation's leaders, while looking for career opportunities.

"Right now the main plan is physical therapy but I was looking at internships in D.C. before this so this is my chance to talk to people," he said.

A group of teenagers from the peninsula are also heading east.

The Youth Video Corps in Palo Alto got tickets from Representative Anna Eshoo's office. The team produces videos about community issues.

Now it's taking the show on the road to cover the inauguration.

"Definitely a lifetime experience going to inauguration and seeing President and seeing how he's enjoying the moment," 15-year-old Nitya Kasturi said.

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