Wednesday, September 3, 2008

4 Day weekend!

Yep, just got back from a four day weekend. Got in some WoW, went to the Creation Museum down in Kentucky, and enjoyed the last concert of the summer at Conner Prairie, which featured the wonderful music of the River City Brass Band.

On the WoW front, I didn't do too much. I cleaned up my Horde list (which I'll be updating soon), leveled my hunters a bit, and tried three manning Wailing Caverns. The WC run didn't turn out so well; we ended up wiping a couple of times, but did manage to down three of the serpent lords before we had to call it. Of course, we were trying to do it at level 17/18, so we didn't have a number of the tools to play our toons like we've become accustomed to playing. We may try again at level 19 or 20.

The Creation Museum was pretty neat. Most of the museum is dedicated to comparing "big idea" or broad concept differenes between the theory of evolution and Biblical creation. I would have preferred to have more examples of specific designer lifeforms (things that could not have evolved to work the way they do), more emphasis on the dearth, nay, the absolute void, of transitory fossils, and more scientific hard data that supports creation over evolution.

One display did highlight the wealth of information that the eruption of Mount St. Helens provided to creation scientists in the formation of canyons, coal beds, and those mysterious upright fossilized trees. It also showed how fossils can be formed quite rapidly given the right circumstances.

On Sunday evening, we trekked up to Northern Indianapolis (Noblesville/Fishers area) to see the River City Brass Band. It was absolutely fabulous!!! The tuba solo was one of my favorites, as well as one of the 12th Street Rag, which featured the trumpet section. The thing I liked about the ragtime piece was the trombone section standing up and answering the trumpets during their little solo time. It gave the appearance that they were questioning the trumpets or trying to steal the spotlight. In the end, after their last interruption, the WHOLE REST OF THE BAND stood up, and turned to the trombone section to "answer" them! It was hilarious!!

The evening ended with fireworks and the band playing the best military service song ever! "Off we go, into the wild blue yonder!", yeppers, the Air Force theme song! My friend that had given us the tickets was perturbed....he's a Marine....heh heh.

So, there you have it. A very nice weekend, if I do say so myself!

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