On Jan. 11, Emily Tarango-Chavez received the invitation of a lifetime.
A friend had an extra ticket to the 57th Presidential Inauguration and asked if she wanted it.
Emily said yes immediately, and then found out there was more good news — an extra ticket.
She called her mother, Doreen Tarango, and asked if she wanted to go.
"I just said yes,” Doreen said. “It was on my bucket list.”
Emily was so excited about the opportunity that she forgot to check one very important thing, the weather.
Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the mid-20s in the nation’s capitol Monday afternoon.
The last few days, the pair has had the unenviable task of finding winter weather gear in Texas.
“We ran to the store and asked the sales clerk, ‘What do you wear in 20-degree weather?’” Emily said.”They kind of pointed us in the 'ski' direction.”
Both women have heard the president speak in person before, but this is their first inauguration, though Doreen is no stranger to large political events.
She attended the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., last year. She said the atmosphere was amazing then, and she’s expecting more of the same when President Obama takes the oath of Office Monday.
“I’m just excited to be around all the people, and I’m in it for the experience," she said.