I'm back! Finally the sickness is gone, I have a never-ending appetite, and life is resuming some sort of normalcy. We also just took a 16 day vacation to visit my family in Tennessee and Arkansas, so I'm gonna be posting some photos of our experiences.
We started off our trip by driving through Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky to visit the Creation Museum, which is just south of Cincinnati. Grant and I had heard the founder of the museum, Ken Ham, speak at our state home school convention last year and were thoroughly impressed by him, his vision and ministry and devotion to the Word of God.
The museum was really fantastic.
Corban loved this skeleton the most - part of which was excavated from Montana just a few years ago.
Ellia was suffering from a cold and was not the happiest camper in the museum. Poor baby.
Marissa and Annika
Grant and the kids in the Dinosaur Exhibit.
They had a fun petting zoo and beautiful botanical gardens outside the museum. That was Marissa's favorite part. Our little animal lover.
These are Zonkeys - a mix of Zebras and Donkeys. I don't know if there are any others of these in the world. At least they're pretty rare.
A really cool Chameleon.
Something must be interesting over there.....
Walking through part of the Creation Exhibit.
We all really liked the camel. His name was Gomer. He was super friendly and loved being petted.
View of part of the garden area - taken from a gorgeous gazebo on one side of the lake.
A suspension bridge in the garden kept the kids happy for awhile.
We booked a hotel (Homewood Suites by Hilton, AWESOME hotel for families) that had an indoor pool that we enjoyed on Sunday morning.....the kids thought they were in heaven.
That's all I have time for today.....more installments of our family vacation and even a couple of new recipes (gasp!) are on the horizon! Thanks for staying tuned!