Thoughts on a road trip to the Ark Encounter and other places


October 18, 2023

This view of the Ark's bow is the timeless view of the recreated vessel. The Ark is 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet tall. The ramp to the door on the side represents how Noah loaded the animals on to the boat before the great flood. Note the visitors walking near the front supports of the ship, that view gives some perspective on the size of the Ark.

Last October Gary and Beverly Jensen, traveling companions from Chester on several prior bus tours, called asking if I would help them organize a bus tour. The destination was the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in northern Kentucky, near Cincinnati. I'd heard of the two attractions and learned the Ark and Museum were based on a 'young earth creation' view of the story found in the Bible.

The Jensons contacted Diamond Tours, a travel company that specializes in trips for seniors, and reserved an eleven-day Ark Encounter trip for late September, 2023. My wife and I agreed we would like to hel...

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