Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Vacation

We went to Branson MO this weekend and had a great time.

Allen, Gage, Mickey, Miranda, Madeline, Chuck, Trisha, Ryan, Tagean and I all went.

We stayed at the Honeysuckle Inn. I stayed there with my grandma & grandpa Hoobler around 20 some years ago. It was a nice hotel and clean.

We got up and around Saturday morning and went to Tanger Outlet Mall and shopped till' noonish.

Eating lunch at Uptown Cafe.
Ate lunch then went to Silver Dollar City. We had just got there and some of our group wanted to ride Fire in the Hole so while we were waiting Gage fell asleep. He did need the nap. I woke him up after about an hour when we arrived over where a lot of the smaller rides were and I took him on his first roller coaster ride. I thought he would either love it or hate it...He loved it! Then I took him on the elephant ride which he also liked. The train ride we rode next and of coarse he loved that too. We watched the lighting of the Christmas tree and the other kids were getting cold, fussy and hungry so we decided to pass on the lighted parade. I really wanted Gage to see that but I guess when your with a big group you can't always get your way.

First school bus ride.

Gage falling asleep soon after we got there.
First roller coaster ride.

First elephant ride.

The 3 of us on the Train ride.

Anyways, I never did figure out what really happen next but we went to leave and everyone else was wanting to leave too it seemed and we were at a stand still halt for about 45 minutes before the Hospitality house! It took right at 1 hour and 30 minutes to just exit the park and get to our vehicle. There was people chanting "Let us out, let us out".

We drove through the Festival of lights which was alright. Nothing to speak of really but Gage got to see some lights since we didn't get to stay for the parade

We got up and left this morning and pulled in the drive at 1 p.m.

We had a great mini-vacation with lots of memories for our family. First train ride, first roller coaster, first trip to Silver Dollar City, first weekend get-a-way with the 3 of us together.

What a great Christmas time memory.

1 comment:

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