Mr. and Mrs. Biden arrived at the White House a few minutes before the Obamas.
9:54 am Eastern Time- President Elect Barack Obama and his wife Michele Obama just arrived at the entrance to the White House. Michele Obama presented First Lady Laura Bush with a gift as she stood to greet the Obama's next to her husband, President George W. Bush. They exchanged handshakes and greetings and kissed each other on the cheeks.
President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura are having the traditional coffee hour with President Elect Barack Obama and his wife Michele.
Update: 10:30 am Eastern Time: Barack and Michele Obama are wrapping up their traditional coffee with President George W. Bush and the First Lady Laura. The Obamas will be arriving at the Inaugural site within ten to fifteen minutes, according to CNN.com Live with Facebook.
Note: Please bear with me as I attempt to watch the inauguration day events and post as events happen. If I have made any errors in my articles, I will make corrections as I re-check posts tonight and tomorrow. Events are happening rapidly, so some sentences may be in note form. I hope to provide more historic detail for some of the noteable mentions in these blog posts.
Cheryl Lynn Gardner
The Midnight Writer