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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

~Our Trip To Branson~

I'm back from Branson!! We actually got back on Saturday evening and I've been trying to get this post up ever since...lol. I just couldn't get my stuff together the last few days. I think going to Dallas and Branson so close together just wore me out! We had another big day yesterday too... I hope you all had a wonderful fourth! We cooked out and shot off some small fireworks. Chase always loves the Fourth of July and wants to visit every firework stand he sees! I like shooting off fireworks too, but I just hate seeing money go up in smoke! lol...


We really had a great time in Branson. There is so much to do and it's only about three hours from here so we have been several times. There are great shows, museums, restaurants, shopping, etc...and Table Rock lake is just beautiful! Of course we always visit the Branson Landing and check out the Bass Pro Shop. Kevin loves this store!



One thing my mom wanted to do is go on the Branson Belle Showboat. It was alot of fun...they had a good dinner and show. Here is Chase right before we got on the boat.


This was on the boat...these guys were really good!

This lady was so talented...her name is Janice Martin. She plays the piano beautifully.


She also plays the violin and is the world's only aerial violinist...she was amazing!


We have visited The Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum before, but Chase wanted to go again. My mom and I took him while Kevin and my dad went golfing. Here he is in the car of the future! lol...


I admit that this museum is very interesting...This wagon is made out of toothpicks! I can't remember how many years this took to make, but it was alot! I looked closely and I really do believe this was made out of toothpicks! Unbelievable!



Wow! That's all I have to say...


Guess what this picture of Jesus on the Cross was made out of...burnt toast! After my mom read that I could see it. Unreal...




Here I am in one of those funny mirrors...hehe!




You will never guess what's in this box...dressed up fleas! I read that people in another country (cannot remember where) actually make clothes for fleas! That's just hard to believe! I think that's a believe it or NOT...lol!

We also went to see the magic show Kirby. What an awesome show that is!! He amazed all of us...There was no photography allowed in the show.




We did alot of eating on this trip...I know I gained a few pounds! One place we like to eat is called Mel's Hard luck Diner. There are a few people that were on American Idol that work there. They have wonderful burgers and malts and the servers walk around and sing to you. You can see the lady singing in the background.


Here is my dad and Kevin about to go golfing. Whew! Too hot for me!


Since Kevin is so interesting in fishing these days, we visited the trout farm. Chase enjoyed feeding them...







This is a picture of a passion flower. I took this at the nature center/trout farm. These are the most interesting flowers I have ever seen!


These are interesting too...I took this picture by the golf course. I don't know what kind of flowers/weeds they are, but they were really pretty.


I mentioned in my last post that my parents rented a condo on Table Rock lake. It was really nice! That's my fridge!


Here's the living room...


Pretty dining room....


Very nice bedrooms...Where's the sun room? Darn...I forgot to upload it. It was really nice too.


Beautiful views of Table Rock Lake...




We had alot of fun...Next time we will get out on that pretty lake! We were actually going to rent a boat one day, but we were too late and they were all gone. Oh well, maybe next time. We have also visited Silver Dollar City in the past and really like it. However, we decided it was just too hot this time. Have you ever visited Branson? If so, what do you like to do there?




Have a great rest of the week!









14 comments:

Karen said...

Kristen, enjoyed looking at all your pics. Brought back wonderful memories for me. This was our annual vacation destination spot for many years. Boys have grown and I've visited one time with a friend a couple of years ago, but such a wonderful place. After seeing how much fun you had I want to go again! Hope you get rested up.

Paula said...

I enjoyed your photos and am glad you had such a good time on your trip. I've never been to Branson and think that I'd enjoy it very much. Table Rock Lake looks beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds like you had a great time, Kristen! How nice you went with your parents, too. It worked out nicely that the men played golf while you did something else with your Mom and Chase. Nice condo, too!

Kim said...

Okay, now I'm totally convinced I have to visit this place! Looks like so much fun and what a beautiful condo. Glad you all had fun Kristen and thanks for sharing the great pix.
xoxo,
Kim

Jan Tanis Designs said...

Kristen...it looks like you had a terrific time on vacation!! I've not been to Branson. Our vacations take us back to my home state of Wisconsin. My sons are there, as well as friends...and that's where Tom and I honey-mooned.

:)

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

that looks like a blast! LOVE the pic of you in the mirror! LOL! You look like a supermodel...so TAAAAALL!!! Ive been out of blogland for a while...just wanted to say hello! TTYL sweet girl!

xoxokara

Shelia said...

HI Kristen! Oh, I've always wanted to go to Branson and it looks like y'all had a great time! I can't believe how your son has grown!
Your parents new condo is gorgeous! I'm so happy for them. I see where you get your decorating sense! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

L said...

Welcome back, Kristen. I'm happy you had a great trip with your family.
Funny photo of you in the mirror! I need a mirror like that, I want long legs! ha-ha
~L

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I have spent my fair share of time in the Bass Pro Shop in Tenn. :) My hubby LOVES going there!

Stacey said...

I love Table Rock! Your vacation looks like so much fun. Nothing better than family time.

Jacy said...

Fun trip!! We LOVE visiting The Landing of course!! My parents took a boat tour at the Landing on their last trip and they said it was really fun! I'm going to have to try that next time! We also love hitting the Target/Kohl's/Maurices shopping area! It's growing SO MUCH up there! Gotta love Branson! It's about a 4 hour drive for us-so not bad at all :)

CAS said...

What a fun-filled trip! Looks like everyone had a great time. Visiting from Savvy Seasons. I'm a new follower.

Becca said...

LOVE your pics, Kristen! I've always wanted to go to Branson ... looks as though there are a lot of fun things to do (like striking a pose in the crazy mirror ... love it)! Thanks for sharing ... your parent's condo is beautiful ... love the view, too !! xo

Lisa@southern-days said...

It sure looks like y'all had a great time! I use to have a passion vine flower growing on a trellis in my backyard. They sure are pretty, but they're invasive too. You can just stick them in the ground and they'll start growing immediately!

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