Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Weekend in Branson

Last weekend we headed down to Branson with my dad and Sandy. We were only there for a short time, but we had a great time on our minication. Of course, like any road trip we take, Claire got car sick. She did great the first 2 hours of the drive and that last hour was rough on her tummy. I am sure all the hills once you are on the Ozarks didn't help her. We were lucky enough to stay at a wonderful resort where Sandy found a great condo for us all to stay. On the resort there were a few playgrounds for kids and since we had some of the only kids there last weekend, we didn't have to share the playground. The girls loved it! Saturday we went to downtown Branson and walked around the shopping area and along the river. There were several large fountains, which really caught the girls attention. It was 80 plus degrees outside that day, so a little water spray felt nice.

As we walked along the river, the girls liked peeking through the fence down at the water and spotting rocks.

There was a large fountain pool along the river. At noon they had a water show while The National Anthem played. While waiting for it to start, the girls found a manhole cover that had a puddle of water from the storms the night before. They had a blast splashing the puddle dry. (If it works, there is a video at the bottom of the post)
We did lots of walking that day and Lillian and Claire were such troopers for having to walk it all in the heat. There were some times they wanted to be carried, but we were impressed by how well they behaved.
Saturday evening we went to the activities center on the resort of their ice cream social. Each of the girls had their own sundae and picked out what they wanted on their ice cream. They settled on sprinkles and chocolate sauce. I wish I would have brought my camera along for that, because they looked adorable sitting in their own chairs and chowing down on their sundaes.

On Sunday before we left, we headed to the fish hatchery. At this hatchery, they breed trout to stock a local lake. There were thousands and thousands of trout, it was just amazing to see that many fish.

Inside the building, they have a holding tank for some of the largest trout I have ever seen. The had step stools so the girls could climb up and be eye to eye with these massive fish.

Outside is where they had the dozens and dozens of wells which hold the growing trout. We bought some of the fish food and the girls were able to toss it in the wells and watch the fish go in a feeding frenzy. There was some giggles going on when the fish were splashing all around trying to get the food.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like so much fun! I can't believe the girls were so good walking so much. I think Landon would have been a limp noodle after about 10 minutes ;)

    Glad you had a little get away!