Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Travels To Branson - Day One

Two weeks ago, we went on a vacation to Branson, MO.  It took about 6 hours or so to get there.  We drove through southeast Kansas, where we hit multiple sites of road construction.  I'm not talking slow-down-a-bit road construction.  I'm talking the kind where there is only one lane for both directions and you have to wait 5 minutes for the pilot car to come back and lead you through.  Then in Missouri, there was a bridge closed for construction and we had to take a very long detour on a narrow, curvy, and hilly road.  Luckily no one got sick.  Anthony did reasonable well in the car:

Look how all those books are squishing him over! 
After we settled in at the hotel, which had a living area connecting two bedrooms, and a small kitchen/dining area, hooray, we went down to the Branson Landing by Lake Taneycomo, which is so skinny it looks more like a river.
Looking out over the lake.

Nice picture of all the kids looking out.

Okay, everyone, look this way.

This is about as good as it gets.

Then, while we were standing there, all of a sudden the fountains started spraying so fiercely, we all got wet.  At the same time, there was a loud boom and fire starting shooting out of the tops of these columns.  Evidently we got there right in time for the fire and light show.

Joseph got so excited he was jumping up and down.

Of course, the kids loved getting wet.

After that excitement, we walked along the long bridge.  It was 9/11, hence the flag at half-mast.

We spent a bit more time walking around the Branson Landing Shopping Center, got ice cream, and the kids played at a playground there.  Then it was back to the hotel for a dinner made in our little kitchen, and later we went to the hotel pool.  Woohoo!  Day one accounted for. 

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