Monday is the only day the center is open for five hours. I made sure that the Husband and I got out of the house in time to get there at 8:00 a.m. because I was told that people begin lining up minutes before the door opens.
Half a block away I could see parking spaces right next to the building. We were so in luck!
The courthouse doors were still locked at 8:01 a.m. Peeking through the glass door, we saw no guards manning the security screening machines. Odd, right? I walked a bit further up and noticed through the windows that the shades were drawn at the counter where the court clerks ought to be. Eerie!
"Is this a holiday?" I asked the Husband.
"Is this the 19th?" he answered. "President's Day is the 19th."