Eda Alfonso and Elena Macapagal, originally from the Philippines, are eager to see the pope. Elena gets a second chance to see Pope Francis after a missed opportunity earlier this year.
Thousands raised their cameras to catch a quick glimpse of Pope Francis as he waved and rode by in his white retrofitted, open-sided Jeep Wrangler popemobile.
Parade watchers cheer the pope and hope he will address climate change and immigration issues when he speaks to Congress.
Theresa Griego and husband (on the end) plan to follow Pope Francis’ six-day American tour before returning to New Mexico.