The other weekend we are blessed with a weekend away, just the four of us without any family or friends to visit. We have never had a chance to take a real family vacation. With so many family and friends living a distance away, we have to use our vacation time to visit them and sadly, even that doesn't get to happen nearly as often as we would like. Well, a very special thank you to my Dad and Sandy for setting us up with our weekend as an early birthday gift to me. They treated us to a wonderful resort and room, so we could take this much needed family time. I wish Josh's work schedule allowed us to have more time away, but has had already had to use so much vacation time this past month for other out of town trips and we are planning a trip to Wisconsin to see my family later this summer. That being said, we had a fabulous weekend.
Branson is only a few hours from Kansas City and without three year olds in the car, it could be a very quick trip. Lillian and Claire had other ideas though with their asking for frequent restroom stops, but not always actually going when we do finally find a place to stop. We did have to pull over to the side of the highway at one point and take the potty chair out of the car and have Lillian do her thing on the side of the road, because she refused the gas station restroom 5 miles earlier when we stopped.
When we arrived, we checked into our room, unloaded our bags and headed back out for dinner. We drove past a small, but busy barbecue joint on our way in and decided to give it a try, it had to be that busy for a reason. Our food was fabulous and the girls ate a ton.