So I finally decided to check out the LGBT community center that was way across town. No matter what I was going to get there. Well first off, my mother accidentally took my house keys to work with her. I managed to unlock the door anyway, still works too. Then it turns out there were some detours for my bus route because **** me.
So I finally did find an unaffected bus stop. It was a bit scary at first because there's a stop I always get off at "the last stop" to catch another bus to get to my college campus. But this time I was all-in, I was going over the huge bridge straight into the heart of the city. I was praying to God that I would live through this.
I ended up getting off and doing some walking asking for directions twice, and made it to the "super metro" stop. Think of those buses that are like caterpillars:
It was certainly different riding that bus. No pull cords, only vertical orange strips that acted as "buttons" to signal for a stop. Getting off also quite different with touch sensors that operated the opening of the side doors to get out. I then made my way to the center, only to find that the building was still undergoing renovation.
I checked the website on my mobile to make sure of this. Sure enough, I must've skimmed too fast. I wasn't really that disappointed. In fact it seemed quite sad, the large front windows giving glimpse to a world of half open doors, dusty floors and various pieces of papers on the floor. It seemed the only misnomer that this was it was the address number.
Their mailbox was overflowing with mail that probably hadn't been collected for maybe a week or two. I wondered if some sort of event befell the people who were in charge of the renovating and maintenence of the place. I then caught a bus going back to the city. This got a bit scary for a second.
I looked and looked for my stop but alas it seemed it didn't exist. Even though my handwritten directions told me it was near. A walk around the city block turned up the stop. It was a stop I'd actually seen before, it was the very same one I went to last year to get home from another event.
I soon headed home thanking God I actually made it back alive. I'll be patient waiting for that place to open.
I now consider this little adventure to have been fun and better way to have spent the day.