The Googegs - Strangers in the World

The Googegs - Strangers in the World

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Creation Musuem

As part of our Christmas break we took off for the Creation Museum outside Cincinnati. We love it there and Mary and Wokelle have never seen it. We took the Children's pastor and Grandma. What a fun day.

Here we are in the garden of Eden.

Ricky was spellbound by the serpent. His reflection made for a pretty cool picture.

Dad and the crew!

I just love this picture of Mary.

Grandma and Riane.

Boys! Can we ever just take a picture?

After walking around the museum and a visit to the planetarium .. will I ever visit a planetarium and not fall asleep? Must be something about six children, blah, blah ... Oh I digress, we headed out to the petting zoo. The camel was my favorite.

The kids went several times over the suspension bridge. If you look carefully you can see Wokelle clinging desperately to Riane. What I wish you could hear is the mythical LIBERIAN WAIL. Some of you know exactly what I am talking about. It is loud, it is definitely NOT crying.. It is sometimes funny. It is certainly like nothing you have heard before. Every time he went across, and he went 3 willing times across the bridge, he let out THE WAIL (it has to be capitalized). When he got the end of the bridge, he would let go of Ri, straighten his shirt, put his hands in his pockets, smile and say, "that was fun."
It was an experience for Mary. She has never seen anything like this museum before. Many displays have sounds recorded and there is a funny satire called "Men in White" that shakes your seat and squirts water towards your face. She was a little scared and looking at the ceiling to see where it all came from. Which was really funny, since the water is squirted out of a hole from the back of the seat in front of you. She thought her seat was floating in the planetarium. She wanted to know "who's talking" at the exhibits. At the end of the day - she loved it, but she was tired. American culture -- seeing it through her eyes, opens mine.

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