Be patient with me. There are 32 pictures in this post! So if you want to take a break at picture #16 and go out for pizza, you are welcome to do that.
So like we mentioned in Megan’s column yesterday, we were able to visit the Ark Encounter in Kentucky on our eastern trip. This was built by Answers in Genesis (Ken Ham) and if you have never been there, you will be amazed at it all! The magnitude of the ark itself is astounding. You can find more information here on their website.
To begin, you take a shuttle from the parking lot all the way out to the ark. This was fun even for Mom – let alone the kids. We are country bumpkins and don’t get enough shuttle rides . . .
You enter from the backside of the ark and at ground level.
Then you begin your walk up the ramps to the next deck.
Some of these cages had recordings of animal sounds coming from them. I found their watering and feeding system interesting!
This was depicting Noah’s family before they entered the ark. It was Dallas’ first encounter with wax figures that moved. He stood very still and I wasn’t sure if he was scared or simply intrigued! I tried to explain to him they were not alive . . .
But when I asked him to turn around so I could take his picture . . . this is the face he gave me!!! It was my favorite picture of the day.
There were beautiful, colorful signs everywhere explaining so many things about the Flood, Noah’s family, the animals and the ark itself.
These cool dudes kept stalking me from deck to deck . . .
Yes, we even fed the cow. And I lived through it! (in case you are wondering . . . I was not made to be a farmer’s wife)
I love this picture.
All safely inside the ark. The salvation that it represents and the cross that it points to!
Lowell and I both thought they did an excellent job at presenting the Gospel throughout the tour of the ark. You could not read everything, observe it all, and come away without excuse.
He was still trying to take in those wax figures . . .
Lunch break at Emzara’s Kitchen!
Their living quarters intrigued me. Somebody’s imagination was really good! And they had signs telling of how they used artistic license – after all, Scripture does not tell us how every single thing took place or was prepared on the ark.
This was their indoor garden! I really wonder if they had this – because had I been on the ark, this would have been my little corner.
They did such a good job explaining what happened to the earth as the fountains of the deep broke up. I didn’t even get to read it all but still enjoyed it immensely!
Just like Noah’s family was saved by the ark,
so we have a Savior today – Jesus Christ.
Thank You, God, for Your Son.