Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Weekend Away, Part 2

The finishing touch on our weekend was a much anticipated trip to the Sight and Sound Theater to see In the Beginning. We had never been there before, so it was quite a treat!
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The building was very impressive from the outside - it was enormous! At the main entrance, this statue of a lion and a lamb is the first thing you see.
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If impressed is the word I used for the outside of the theater and awed is the word I'm going to use for the inside. The four of us walked through the doors and immediately, our jaws hit the floor when we saw the lobby area. Gorgeous!
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We walked around for awhile before the show - a pleasant surprise was that the concessions were not terribly expensive and that every single employee we met were extraordinarily nice. One of the ladies noticed my brother-in-law's military picture in my son's wallet and asked about him. When my son told her that his uncle is serving in Iraq, she promised that she would pray for him and his family. I was so very touched by her kindness.
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Finally, it was time to take our seats.
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The beginning sequence, the portrayal of God creating the earth, was breathtaking. Stars and planets sprung from the darkness near the ceiling, angels flew high above our heads and sang, "Glorious", animals (real and animatronic) took the stage - it was like nothing I have ever seen in my life. If ever you have a chance to attend one of this marvelous productions, do not pass it up.

The scene when Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden was heart wrenching. During intermission, the angels with flaming swords stood guard as the crowd awaited the rest of the play, which was every bit as good as the previous part.

All in all it was a wonderful break from the daily grind and a terrific time to reconnect as a family, but as it always is, it was even nicer to come home.

1 comment:

lindsaykate said...

Looks amazing! What a great vacation!