Friday, November 25, 2011

Branson Fun...Day 324

Sunshine had the entire week of school off for Thanksgiving so Daddy took the week off too and we headed to Branson! Fun times!

The drive from Central Arkansas was about three hours. We got to town a few hours before check in time so we stopped by Branson Landing for lunch and a little playtime :o)

We stayed at the Big Cedar Lodge which is in Ridgedale, Mo...about 20 minutes from Branson.
We stayed here several years ago when Sunshine was a little baby so this was really our first stay with kids. The girls LOVED (LOVED!) it!
The official Christmas season starts next week (Santa, Mrs. Claus, making gingerbread houses, building edible snowman, etc...), but since this was Sunshine's week out of school we decided to go this week. The girls didn't know any difference and since the lobby was decorated for Christmas and they already had their Christmas lights up, they thought it was great!
One of their favorite things to do at the lodge was play at the lincoln log table :o) We have a box of lincoln logs in the closet that the kids rarely play with, but these logs were "awesome." Toys are always way better away from home...ha!
The great thing about the resort is that they offer so many fun activities...including miniture golf! We loved playing golf :o) Here are the girls standing in the mouth of a large mouth bass...the last hole...
Not sure what this pose is...I guess their golf stance :o)

Our first night in town, we went back to Branson Landing for the fountain show set to Christmas music and finished our night with a pretzel from Auntie Anne's...YUM!
It was fun, but we decided that would be our last night outing...Branson is COLD!

The girls were super excited to see an elf visited our room while we were out and left cookies! No idea why they thought an elf delivered the cookies, but we went with it :o)
What's better than cookies before bedtime?

The next morning, we decided to hit up the outlet stores! But, not before a yummy breakfast!
At the end of our trip...out of all of the fun things we did on our trip...the girls both listed "going to Justice" in their top five. Haha!
Daddy better start saving up now, these girls like to shop!

Well, that is a pretty good stopping point...Lost reruns on Netflix is awaiting me :o) I will continue our trip tomorrow!

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