Tuesday, September 25, 2007

We're back!

We had a great time on vacation. Let me tell you... Ohio is a beautiful place. Having grown up in Seattle I was just blown away by some of the dates on some of the architecture we saw. The west coast doesn't have the late 1700's/early 1800 architecture etc. Even here in Michigan the history isn't as early as what I saw in Ohio. Imagine how I'll act when I get to go to Boston or Virginia.

We didn't get to go to Amish territory in Ohio but on the way home we drove through some of Indiana's Amish areas. It was so neat to see the buggies and the simple dress. We saw two little girls running around barefoot... they were so cute. We also saw a family playing volleyball in full Amish dress. We still need to get to Lancaster, Pennslyvannia and see the buggies hitched in front of Costco.

The Creation Museum was very well done. All of the kids liked the planetarium the best. I personally liked "going back in time" to the Garden through to Noah's ark. The only bummer was that the grounds aren't fully finished. (They have a lot more planned.) It was such a nice blessing to be surrounded by Christians. The dress was modest and well kempt- all sorts of variety but so much more proper then you see elsewhere. My kids were thrilled to see so many other families with kids there as it was a school day and that meant they were with "their own kind"- homeschooled. I wouldn't recommend it for families with really small children (our three year old did fine but she wasn't interested in it much) but for school age children it is good. I especially like how they compared (side by side) wordly thinking with Biblical thinking.

1 comment:

Jendi said...

So glad you're back!