Lauren and Mikaela--identical twins living on opposite coasts--blog about the story of life and their adventures in faith.

4.20.2010

The Creation Museum!

Friday night, Lauren and I flew out of Seattle at midnight, arriving in Cincinnati, OH at 7 AM (4 AM our time). We again proved why such a flight is called a "red-eye"--please don't look to closely at the pictures to follow! Although the reason for coming to the breadbasket of America is to attend a Piano Pedagogy class (more on that in later posts), we came in early to meet up with some friends and go to the Creation Museum.

We spent every minute we could at the Museum, arriving at opening, and leaving ten minutes before closing. It was such a blessing spending the whole day with precious friends, observing challenging exhibits, and learning lots of new information. We loved every moment of the museum, from the excellent, God-honoring planetarium to the realistic dinosaurs to the amazing depictions of Biblical and historical scenes, to getting to hear Steve Ham (Ken Ham's brother) speak for an hour and a half on the relevancy of Genesis today, to watching an excellent movie presentation with special effects, to randomly meeting an old friend from a music class we attended in 2008 (he lives in Pennsylvania and we in Washington--how could we ever run into each other in Kentucky?).






For lunch, our friends took us out to "Skyline," an authentic Cincinnati restaurant that has perfected chili. They serve it on spaghetti, burritos, hot dogs, wraps, and salads! Yum, yum! After a long day of seeing all we could see, we drove into Cincinnati to take the bus two hours into Indianapolis. Finally, after twenty-four hours of traveling and sight-seeing (with only two hours of sleep), we arrived at the school for our two-week class. We are so grateful that God allowed us to visit the Museum--something we never thought would be possible--and are eagerly diving into our first week of classes.


Please pray for us as we meet new people, learn new things, navigate a new environment, and try to keep up with our mountain of course work!

10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful opportunity! I was so glad to see your experience and it lookds wonderful!! Glad you all had a great time! I would love to go there someday Lord willing! :)

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  2. I have heard a lot about the creation museum it sounds amazing!
    I am so happy you guys got go!
    I too would love to go one day :)
    Abigail

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  3. That sounds so fun!! We've always wanted to go to the creation museum.
    Thank you for the comment you left on my blog. We had so much fun at the symphony. You both were great. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday at the homeschool conference. We cannot make it Friday because that is the day our cousin will be taking his test. May God bless you.
    Lynnae

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  4. I hope all of you can make it one day--you won't regret it!
    Lynnae--sadly, for the first time in four years, Lauren and I won't be at the homeschool conference (we're here for two weeks). I know that you will LOVE it, though, and the rest of our family will be there, so stop them by the coattails if you see them (they'll probably be speeding by ;-) and say "hi"! (Mama will also be there--behind the registration table, I think--so hopeflly you will get to meet her.)

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  5. Looks really fun - and really sleep-deprived! :D
    It made me laugh that your friend's name was Sarah. Good, good name for girls who are kind, loveable, border-line perfect... :p
    Have a grand ol' time in class!

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  6. You two are sooooo blessed to be able to be each other's traveling companions! I've got a few journeys ahead of me and I'm really not looking forward to going alone....But, I trust that the Lord will be using even those in my favor as He continues to mold me into a more effective minister of His Truth! :)

    Now, I've got to ask, where did you find those shoes Lauren??? From what I can tell, they are adorable! They look like flats, are they?

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  7. Sarah is definitely a good name. =) And as for the sleep-deprived part...what can I say? We're following in your footsteps. =)
    Victoria--you are definitely right. It is so precious to not only have the security of traveling in a twosome, but also the fellowship and time together. When you're out of your comfort zone, it's so nice to have a familiar face! I'll be praying for your upcoming trips.
    I'll answer the shoe question for Lauren--we got them at a garage sale on the 50 cent special! Isn't that amazing? They're from American Eagle, so you might be able to find them there or on ebay or something. Flats are awesome, indeed! (I wore heels all day yesterday, so I'm giving my feet a welcome break in these very same shoes today. =)

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  8. My sister and I visited the Creation Museum just last summer! :) Isn't it hard to see everything in such a short amount of time? Some of your pictures look very much like ours! :D Thanks for sharing about it. Glad you two had so much fun...

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  9. It was a long day to fit everything in, that's for sure! I remember seeing the pictures from when you went, I think. Fun, fun!

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  10. That must have been fun! We went to Christian Heritage this year and Ken Ham was the main speaker.

    He makes me want to check out the museum.

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