On the Road Again Michael Duduit July 1, 2009 ?It’s summer, and that means it’s time for family vacations. This year is going to be our first big driving family vacation-that is, driving more than a few hours at a time. (This is the summer we get our money’s worth out of that minivan.)We’ll be visiting historic sites such as Gettysburg and Valley Forge (Dad’s choice), cultural choices such as the Smithsonian (Mom’s choice), and Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (That one’s the kids’ choice, but Dad is not objecting in the least.)Of course, not every tourist site can be on your “must do” list. I read one list of spots to avoid visiting, including:• The Library of Discarded ATM Receipts• Dr. Scholl’s Corn Palace• The Museum of Art Created Just to Belittle You• World of Wasps!• The Hall of Unflattering MirrorsThat has me thinking about some places every preacher would want to visit on summer vacation. Among the thrilling sites on my list:• The factory where they make all those cool plexi-glass pulpits-do you think they give out samples?• The world’s tallest steeple-229 feet (atop First Baptist of Huntsville, Ala.)• The world’s largest Bible-weighing in at 1,094 pounds (at Abilene Christian University)But I must admit there are some vacation attractions for preachers that I may just pass on, including:• The Museum of Expired Sunday School Curriculum• The world’s largest offering plate• The new IMAX feature film The Unending Sermon• The world’s largest Christian bookstore with absolutely no books• The leaning tower of offering envelopes• The tomb of the unknown deaconBut I am keeping my eyes peeled for possible sites to add to this year’s vacation itinerary. For example, I just ran across news of the famous “All-Year, Around-the-Clock, Covered-Dish Supper.” I mean, who could resist a visit to a place like that? Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.