Wednesday, October 5, 2016

More Arkansas Adventures!

On the outskirts of Eureka Springs is a large outdoor theater where they put on a Passion Play most nights in the summer.  We weren't able to see it, but during the day they have a "Holy Land Tour", where they have numerous things that you read about in the Bible, reproduced as authentically as possible. We went on this tour and I'll share just a few of the pictures I took

 This is the entry.

 The way animal pens looked in early Bible times.

 This is a grain bin.  They told us the stone on the top took about 20 men to move it, so stealing grain would be very difficult.

 What the Israelite houses may have looked like during their time in Egypt.  If you look closely, you will see the doorway has red on the top part, to show the last plague.

 They have a full scale tabernacle and this is the replica of the ark inside.

This is what the fishing boats looked like when the disciples were fishermen.
There were so many other things we saw and it was really nice to be able to get an idea of what some of the things we read in the Bible may have looked like.

 This is also home to the Christ of the Ozarks statue.  It is 66 feet tall and is the largest Christ statue in the United States.

When we were planning this trip, I saw that there was a Civil War battlefield about 45 minutes away, and since we both love history and are interested in the Civil War we knew we wanted to go.

 This is the Pea Ridge National Military Park.  It is the most intact Civil War Battlefield in the United States, and was also a pivotal battle.  It has a large driving trail, with spots marked to get out and read information on what happened at that spot.

 This is taken from a high spot, where the Confederate leaders were watching what was happening and planning their next moves.

 This was taken from the same spot.

 This is the Elkhorn Tavern, which was used for a planning area for the Union, and also as a hospital for both sides.

The gate as we left the area.

This statue was put up many years after the way.  Both Union and Confederate soldiers came together to shake hands and re-unite.  It's a fitting end to this tour.


Jean said...

I just LOVE historic places like these!! What a fascinating day!

Anonymous said...

I love seeing pictures from your vacation.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

What a wonderful trip you had, to both the replica of Biblical days and the battlefields. Enjoyed the pictures very much.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Love seeing all these pictures Mari and a trip may be in order.

Karen said...

Both places sound fascinating. I loved seeing your pictures.

Changes in the wind said...

Loved these places...thanks for sharing.

White Lace and Promises said...

What a great trip! I love the replica block home of the Isrealites-especially with the blood applied. Hallejah for the blood! I love to read about the Civil War and would certainly like to visit there someday. I know you and Bob enjoyed being together.

Kerin said...

Great places that you visited. Love that old house!! Thanks for sharing.


Patsy said...

Arkansas is a great place to fish for trout, beautiful river's.

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Sorry I've been behind - but catching up a bit as I sit in urgent care waiting to see if I have strep throat. Yuck!!

But I've loved catching up on all of your posts and journeys Mari! I'm so glad you got time with your son and that you & Bob got to meet some new friends. That was awesome!!

I especially love all of the sights you've seen. That chapel with all the windows was gorgeous! But I especially love all of the neat biblical related things you shared in this post. Looks like one great trip!! Xoxo

Terri D said...

Joe loves Civil War history so he would have really enjoyed seeing that battlefield. The statue of Christ is amazing. The tour of Biblical times had to be so interesting. Thanks for taking us along, Mari!

Sandi said...

Thank God for restoration and reconciliation at the end. Where would we be without that?

Sally said...

Yes, as Sandi said and you wrote: reconciliation, such a blessing.


Jenny said...

You guys sure packed a lot into that day. Awesome Civil War place. I am envious. xoxo