August 2, 2012

Vacation Chaos and Photos, Part 2

As promised, here are more photos from my fabulous vacation to the Creation Museum! Without further ado...

This is a life-size figure of Beowulf, the dragon slayer of legend.
He stands over the entrance of Dragon Hall Bookstore.

This dragon stands in the Palm Plaza, over the entrance to the Dragon Theater.

This is one wall of the Palm Plaza. The two inset lines in the wall behind me are actually fountains that flow down into a pool behind the barrier I'm sitting on.

This is another one from the bookstore - a bas relief telling the story of St. George and the dragon.
I so want one like this in my house now!

This is the Spitz A3P star and planet planetarium projector that was used up until the year 2000 to train NASA'a Mercury astronauts. Hmm... might make a cool author photo for the backs of my future sci-fi novels, what say?

And, hands down, the highlight of the trip: I met Ken Ham!!!!!
He was at the museum for just a short while on our first day there, so I was able to get my picture with him. I was so excited, I could have screamed! For me, this ranks right up there with meeting Martin Luther (not just the wax figure) or William Tyndale, no joke. After meeting Jason Lisle this spring, and now this, I'm running out of names on my 'people-to-meet-before-I-die' list!

Alright, that's all the pics for now. I've got one more batch to post, as well as a few more Pursselley mishaps to relate, so be watching. In the meantime, hope you've enjoyed these!


  1. I've been there! It's great, isn't it?

    1. Amazing. In fact, I kind of want to move to Kentucky now.

  2. I should keep up with the blogs of other ApricotPie-ers more often. Thanks for posting pictures from the Creation Museum! I still haven't had the chance to visit yet, but it's on my list of things to do in the next ten years. A bit hard to drive out there from Oregon.
    I'd have to agree, meeting Ken Ham is pretty thrilling.

    1. Well worth the trip, let me assure you. When you go, set aside at least two full days to spend in the museum. We were there from lunchtime to closing time the first day, and from opening to closing the second day, and still could have spent tons more time there.
      You're welcome, by the way.


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