August 1, 2012

Random Vacation Chaos and Photos, Part 1

*Warning: Extremely Random Post Ahead*
Our vacation got off to a bit of a rough start, true to Pursselley form. The plan was to leave home Wednesday at 8AM and stop at Big Spring on our way to Paducah Kentucky for the night. All that needed to be done at the house was to load the luggage, give shots to a few cows who had come down with pinkeye, and move them into a new pasture so our friend who was taking care of them while we were gone wouldn't have to feed hay. All that should have taken maybe two hours.
But, bovines being the charming and delightful creatures that they are, it ended up being 4 o'clock in the afternoon before we finally rolled out. Yes, our poor guys spent eight miserable hours fighting with the cows in the heat (it got to 106 degrees that day).
Due to the delay, we cut Big Spring out of the itinerary and went straight on to Paducah. I've seen the Mississippi and Ohio rivers both in daylight many times, but this time when we crossed them I got to see them by moonlight. So gorgeous! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a picture.
When we reached our destination for the night, Mom realized that she had left her purse at home - the first time she's ever forgotten her purse since she was twelve years old. So she was without her ID, her keys, and her wallet for the entire trip.
Thursday we arrived at the Creation Museum. We never travel with cash, so when we went to buy our passes Dad used his card. But the machine kept denying it, so he tried another one. That one was also denied. We finally ended up calling the company to see what the problem was. Come to find out, they had spotted out-of-state charges and assumed that the card had been stolen, so they'd locked it down. *shakes head* Nothing like someone trying to save you from yourself, is there?
Once we got that whole ordeal straightened out, it was on to the museum itself - the real adventure!
I have so many photos that I want to share. Unfortunately, at the moment my computer is being moody and refusing to let me post certain ones, so I'll have to post them in rather random order.

A fountain in the botanical gardens.

Me on a bridge in the gardens.

My hero!
This is one of the displays in the Biblical Authority room of the museum... or maybe the Biblical Relevance room. I don't remember for sure. I just remember thinking 'Whoah! I can almost say I've met Martin Luther!'  : P

One of the may cool beasts in the Dinosaur Den! I don't remember what this one was called, though.

And my favorite photo from the entire vacation. This magnificent creature is perched over one of the doors of the Dragon Hall Bookstore (many more pictures of that to follow), reading a book of Dragon Legends. How totally awesome is that?! I wonder how many Christian Fantasy writers have keeled over in the AiG bookstore just because they were overwhelmed with awesomeness. Surely I can't be the only one. ; )

That's all for now, until I get these issues with my computer figured out. But there will be more - many more, from the gardens, the dinosaur den, and of course, Dragon Hall Bookstore (where, by the way, I could probably take up residence and be perfectly content for the rest of my life. Just sayin'.)
Until then!


  1. That's crazy! And the Museum sounds neat :D I definitely want to hear about the bookstore.

  2. Yes, please, more book-store! I just might have to go there for the book-store! :)

  3. I'm jealous. We've been trying to plan a trip for years now!

  4. Haha!!! Of course, you guys could NEVER have an adventure without a mishap. That wouldn't work!! :D
    I LOVE that last pic! TO DEATH!!!! And I am with you on that. I think I could live there forever. How about we do it together!!! <3
    Can't wait for the rest of the pictures!!!

  5. 'I wonder how many Christian Fantasy writers have keeled over in the AiG bookstore just because they were overwhelmed with awesomeness. Surely I can't be the only one.'
    You're not the only one. I can't remember how many pictures we took of that book-reading dragon, or how many stories we concocted about him while we were there. I love that bookstore. :D


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