An El Dorado group-part of Arkansas' Martin Luther King Jr. Commission is just getting back into town after making their way to President Obama's Inauguration.
Six busses and more than 200 people from across the state of Arkansas traveled to Washington, D.C. to share in watching President Obama being sworn in for a second term in office including El Dorado's chapter of the state's Martin Luther King Jr. Commission.
A trip to witness history is why the El Dorado Martin Luther King Jr. Commission are loading buses to make the more than 20 hour bus ride to the nation's capitol.
"We weren't able to go the first time so when this opportunity presented itself we were just extremely excited and felt honored to be able to go."
"I've never been to D.C. I've always wanted to go and this is a good occasion to go. This is when our country is supposed to come together to move forward."
Director of Arkansas' Martin Luther King Jr. Commission Dushun Scarbrough says there was one purpose in bringing such a diverse group of Arkansans together.
"We have many different individuals from all walks of life who have come together from different backgrounds, political backgrounds just to celebrate our commander in chief."
With luggage loaded and seats filled, the buses pulled off and arrived in Washington D.C. the next day with a travel guide waiting to give the group a history lesson on some of the memorials.
"Conceptually it has a big rock that was split down the middle."
The next stop after traveling on the road for a day was to check into the hotel and the excitement was still running rampant especially for some of the college students looking forward to the inauguration in just a few hours.
"Really long trip, but the trip was amazing and when we saw the monuments and the pentagon, it was great."
"It's exciting to come up here and see everything in Washington, D.C. for the first time."