Whew, I'm a stinky girl. Normally I really don't care, but I'm at the library and someone just sat down beside me, and boy, do I feel sorry for him. It's all due to the fact that I went for 2 hikes today (yay for an active me). I got lost on the first one, so a nice ramble on the Blue Ridge turned into a fairly serious (and sweaty) hike.
After that, I wasn't too ripe, so I didn't even bother to change before hitting my next stop, HolyLand USA. Unless you are willing to pay, this too is a bit of a hike, so off into the hot Virginia sun I went. And now I am most definitely stinky.
What to say about HolyLand. It was... interesting. Sort of. Not really though. Maybe I'm not giving them enough credit, it could be that they put a good deal of research and thought into it, but this replica of the holy lands seemed a little half-assed to me. It looked like some gung-ho Christian had an old farm with nothing to do on it, so they roughly divided into sections of the holy lands (Bethlehem to Jerusalem and all stops in between), then threw up crosses and concrete blocks everywhere, added a bunch of old farm implements for some unknown reason, and called it a tour.
Maybe if I had paid this would all have made sense to me. I am the poor unenlightened slob you see before you, all 'cause I'm cheap.
More likely it looks cheap in comparison to the Ave Maria Grotto. That one was inspired. That one was a lifetime of work. That one was fascinating, interesting, different. This one was like a pageant put on by the VBS students at church on Sunday. Not very original, or interesting, but sweet.
Upwards to DC! The march countdown is on! Not to mention the countdown to seeing my sis!