It worked out to be perfect timing for us. CC is off on Monday for Labor Day so we essentially have 2 weeks to do one week of CC work. Big Daddy's parents had just returned from vacation so they could keep Wondermutt and Super Turtle. So we headed out Thursday and got home tonight.
We drove up Thursday afternoon and checked in and ran to Branson Landing for dinner and browsing. Then back to the condo to swim and watch cable. We have only Netflix at home....not even normal stations on our TV since early summer (when I messed up the sound and can't figure out how to fix it - lol). So we enjoyed watching some History Channel and/or Disney Channel, depending on the person.
We got up Friday and headed to Silver Dollar City. It was a perfectly HOT day, but there is so much shade there that it is bearable...and there were very low crowds so we were able to get on any ride we wanted, as many times as we wanted without a wait.This was the first time we have been since they opened the Outlaw Run. I had to try it with the boys. P sat out most of the bigger coasters, but I tried most of them at least once. More than once and I get woozie. It was a blast. We had B1G1 free tickets so could have gone back again Saturday or Sunday but did enough on Friday that we decided to skip it. We just hung out and swam, watched TV, ate, shopped, slept, and had a nice, relaxing few days.
Some of my favorite memories are walking through Silver Dollar City or Bass Pro Shop and Terrific T or Princess P reaching for my hand. Such sweet memories and I know they are growing up fast and won't do this forever. I'm so glad we took this time and so thankful for the bartering we did to make it extra nice. Having a 2 bedroom condo was awesome, and they had several pools to chose from while we were there.
We are sorely lacking in quantity time as a complete family the past few months, so having some quality time was a dream. Here are a few pics from the short trip.
|Night swimming was fun!|
|At our 2nd Bass Pro of the trip. This time in Springfield.|
|She wanted "one of those donut things with the sugar on top."|
|Protecting the flooded mine.|
|You can see how busy the place was. This was their 2nd time to ride. Big Daddy sat this time out.|
|Yes, I was there too.|
|We talked T into riding Wild Fire and it became his favorite ride.|
|Obligatory SDC pose.|