Monday, August 15, 2011

Branson Trip August 2011

Last Thursday morning we picked up our daughter Lisa and her husband Brad, and daughter Bailey, and we headed to Branson Missouri in our minivan.



We had all been dying for a little get away...and some cooler weather somewhere!





We all love Branson, and the hills and trees, and the lake...as well as Silver Dollar City Amusement Park.


We also enjoy the fun mini golf courses in Branson. This one was especially fun!



Grandma got a hole in one! And then Bailey accidentally knocked my ball with hers and I got another hole in one. (smile) But Lisa got two hole in ones all on her own! (smile)








Silver Dollar City has a waterfall and we all posed for pictures in front of it and then ate lunch right there so we could enjoy it!






We enjoy the shopping at Branson Landing...and the Dancing Waters Fire and Light Show!




They had a free concert that evening. We saw The Mark Chapman Band...and they were really good! I loved their song called "Fireflies".


You can walk along the river there too, and enjoy the scenery.



Lots of restaurants too, or you can take a boat ride.



I took a picture of King Kong outside the Hollywood Wax Museum as we drove by!


I like to eat at Ruby Tuesdays while we are there. They have yummy Strawberry lemonade!


Lisa and I went into a shop in Branson called...Dressin Gaudy! We both got cool necklaces and earrings!





We had a relaxing stay...and our condo was comfortable. They had a pool there and Bailey girl went swimming. Brad got sick, so we let him rest and recover, and the rest of us went to the Imax theater. We saw... Born to Be Wild...it was a story of people who help raise orphaned wildlife until they can be released in the wild again. I loved the huge screen!



We loaded up and headed home on Sunday. Only a couple of stops along the way home. It is about a 6 hour trip!

God was good to give us our little get away trip, and He gave us safety and many blessings together. Brad is over his tummy bug...and all is well! (smile)

Here is a link to The Mark Chapman Band

This song is called..."Where would you go if you couldn't go home?" And it is about tornado victims. It mentions Joplin Mo. and it shows some of the devastation. We saw some of it as we drove through Joplin on our trip. So sad!

18 comments:

Kristin said...

That sounds like such a fun place and looks really neat! I want to go there some day! I'm glad you had a great trip! I was thinking how it had been awhile since I'd heard from Momma Linda and I totally forgot it was time for your trip. :)

Jenilee said...

GREAT pictures! It looks like you had a wonderful time. Branson is a lot of fun!

Kathy said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip. I'd love to go to Branson some day!

Deanna said...

Hi Linda!
Fun times in Branson!!!
Enjoyed your pics.
I've never been to Branson....maybe one day soon.

Hope you're feeling all better and rested.
God bless,
d

Karin said...

Fun, fun, fun - glad you had lots of it with wonderful family!

Jeanie said...

I haven't been to Branson for many, many years and I know it has changed a lot. You make it look like tons of fun. I would love to go back.

Janet Rose said...

Love all of your photos from your trip. Your story of Branson is the first that I've ever heard that actually made me stop and think that it might be fun to actually go there myself one day. Usually I don't get those warm fuzzies about Branson. Hope the weather was cooler for you there!

Michelle said...

Love Branson! I'm glad you guys had fun:)

Lynnette Kraft said...

I loved looking at all of the pictures! Looks like a great time. :)

Love,
Lynnette

Lynnette Kraft said...

Oh and I MISS BRANSON! We are going for one day next month, but hopefully we'll have a longer stay next year. :)

Holly said...

You always seem to have a great time there! I should visit sometime! I wonder how far it is from me.....

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

I love your pictures, Momma Linda! Super cute. Still haven't tried that Strawberry lemonade from Ruby Tuesdays....need to get on that! =)

Bethe77 said...

Linda so enjoyed going on your little trip with you through your photos with you and your family. What a lovely time. So much to see and do. I think I would have to stay a bit longer. I so love little mini vacations. They are so refreshing.
Thank you for sharing your get away. Loved it!
Blessings

Caroline said...

Looks like lots of fun. Great pics.

I think I would like to go there someday. I have friends from back in Ohio that loved it too.

Thanx for sharing & have a great day.

His Doorkeeper said...

Linda, So happy to see your pictures of Branson! Looked like a good time was had by all! We are blessed to live so close to Branson. In fact, we are going up this evening for a little shopping and dinner at the Landing!

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!
Blessings!

Maryellen said...

What a great trip and photos Linda. We went to Branson last Fall and loved it also. Such a fun place. They had the Christmas shows then and we were fortunate to see Andy Williams. So glad you had a wonderful get away !

Sarah said...

It sure looks like you enjoyed your trip! My father-in-law always talks about the different shows they have there. I'd love to check it our someday!

Verna said...

It has been many moons ago that I spent some time in Branson. I see I truely need to go back and see all those things again. It is wonderful that you were able to go and enjoy your time there.

I see you are going to be the birthday girl soon. Hope you have a wonderful HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

love you