Sunday, April 27, 2003
Wow, I'm finally on here again! I've been trying off and on since my last post to get back in here to work on the template, etc., but have been having trouble getting Blogger to load. But, since it worked this time, I plan to make the most of it. I said way back on Monday that I would tell all about the VBCC Singles Group's Great Easter Adventure, but haven't had a good chance until now. Technically, I suppose it should be called "Debi and Matt's Great Easter Adventure", since Brian wasn't able to make it, but we did think of him from time to time, so I guess he was there in spirit.
We started out from Lexington at about 8AM, at which time I played Easter bunny and left off chocolate bunnies for Matt and his roommate, Joseph (who was so appreciative that it made the whole thing worth it for me). Then Matt and I stopped off on the way to Cincy in Georgetown to give Brian his bunny and commiserate with him for not being able to go. Matt and I had really good conversation on the 1 1/2 hour drive to Vineyard Central, talking about God, community, and life in general. The service at VC was awesome, as usual, with lots of folks there. It was good to see everyone again. Each time I go there, I feel more a part of that family. The worship music was very deep and touching, and there were new songs that I hadn't heard before. I'm looking forward to them recording another CD with the new stuff on it. (I haven't heard anything to that effect, mind you, that's just from my keyboard to God's ear, as it were.) There were several "worship stations" set up; one with a wooden cross and bits of paper to write down sins and other stuff to "nail" to the cross, a tent set up like an empty tomb, and (my favorite) a display of a crown of thorns, some railroad spikes and a purple "robe", all dipped in "blood" that was very realistic. I got a couple of good photos of that, I think, but since I'm still bound to regular film, I won't know for sure until I get the prints back. Maybe I'll post it if it turns out well.
After service, everyone kinda went their separate ways to do the family thing, so Matt and I decided to go to P. F. Chang's, the best Chinese restaurant I have ever eaten at. I really wish that they would open one down here in Lexington, but then there would be no reason to go to Cincinnati, would there? :^) Anyway, that ended up being an exercise in seeing who could drop the most food on themselves (Matt won that round), but we had a good time.
We had purchased a map of the Cincy area before going to the restaurant, with the idea of exploring a little bit before heading back to Lexington. We ended up not referring to it much, but drove around Eden Park and Mt. Adams, two lovely old areas of Cincinnati. That wasn't enough adventure for us, though, so we made our way across the river to Newport on the Levee, a tourist trap...er...entertainment center in Newport, KY, to see an IMAX movie. We saw "Ghosts of the Abyss" (no, there were no actual ghosts in this movie), a 3D film about the exploration of the Titanic made by the guy who made the film "Titanic". It was very cool. We actually got there about an hour before the film started, so we had to kill time with a couple of Irish coffees at the Claddagh Irish pub, located in the shopping complex there. After the film, we decided to head on back toward Lexington, but not without first stopping off in Northern KY at Graeter's for some ice cream--which became round two of the who-can-drop-more-food-on-themselves contest. I think that one was a draw. We finally ended up back in Lexington around 8PM--a fun-filled, action-packed Easter adventure. I think I ended up going to bed about 9:30 that evening I was so wiped out. Maybe I'm getting too old for this kind of thing--nah! :^)
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