I arrived at Mecca at 10:36AM today, 12/29/09, freezing my keister off in the howling frigid wind, and guess what?
No hospitality to be found anywhere.
Door was locked.
It said, "Come in" but the door was locked.
Over the door bell, it said, "Ring bell."
So I ran it.
Sign on the window says, "UUA bookstore. Open Monday through Friday. 9AM - 5PM."
Nope. It's not open.
Apparently closed according to the web site from 12/24/09 - 01/04/10.
Okay, so my pilgrimage to the Holy Land went bust. Nobody home.
Is it an omen of some sort?
I can't imagine nobody being at the Vatican or in Mecca.
Well, I just thought I'd let you all know that you are on your own I guess until the 4th of January. Don't bother coming to Boston for Unitarian Universalism because it is deader than a doornail as far as I can see. I feel kind of like Dorothy looking behind the curtain when she got to the Emerald City.
Needless to say, I didn't get my flaming chalice blessed by President Morales. I'm guessing he's in Colorado where maybe it's warmer.
Great city to visit though. I see a lot of other visitors here too.
Blue Man Group is awesome!
Well, I guess I'll walk more of the Freedom trail.