Saturday, August 02, 2014

Family Vacation Pics: Part 5(Branson baby!)

This is the final post from our vacation! Phew, almost done here :) On our way home we took a little detour to Branson, Missouri. First time to ever go and we had a BLAST. A couple of families told us about this little city of family fun and they weren't kidding. Its like an explosion of crazy fun family stuff. It reminded me of Vegas in its craziness, signage, statues, shows, etc.. but more geared to families. We checked into our condo(right on Table Rock Lake, it was beautiful!) and had dinner the first night at a 50s diner called the Hard Luck Cafe. Burgers, fries and shakes. YUM. And the fun part was the waiters and waitresses sang karaoke throughout dinner. Loved it! The next morning we woke up and headed to their local theme park, Silver Dollar City. FOr the summer, we lucked out. It was cloudy and not terribly hot at all! And this place is in the Ozarks so it has lots of trees and shade(and also hilly which was a bear if you are pushing a double stroller-poor Joey!). The rides and shows were great. I had so much fun just watching everyone have fun. Ammon went on a pretty good coaster. He no like. Cali went on a ride that claimed to be like a mine train ride(which she had loved at Six Flags). She no like. I guess it was much more intense than the one at Six Flags! LOL. I didn't go on any rides because of my tailbone incident from the Spring but it didn't matter to me. I was there for my kiddos. We loved this park and will definitely go back someday. It was fun going somewhere we had never been before and creating new memories. I don't think Joey and the girls will ever forget "fire in the hole" which was a ride they thought was just an indoor coaster. Well, its an indoor coaster that you come off of SOAKING WET. Priceless. Nice lil surprise in the end there, hahahaha. That night we had BBQ at a local place that had good reviews online(with delicious bread and french fries-thats what stood out to me most actually. I've had better Texas BBQ:).  The next day was our families first adventure with boating. Joey was our driver and all the kids besides Wesley took a turn tubing. I was so proud of them! Our resort also had kayaking, fishing poles, and paddle boats you could use as part of being a resort guest. And pools too!It was so so fun! Still Waters Resort is a great family resort! We didn't want to leave. 










 Okay, I have to caption this. This is random. Just a funny picture illustrating how much of a zombie a child can become watching TV. Joey was piling undies on her head and shoulder. She had no clue. (Clean undies mind you...)


We had breakfast on our patio every morning. It was so nice!






 
 











 Ah, I could wake up to this morning view we had...every morning...Goodbye Branson. We'll be back again someday!


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