Sunday, June 15, 2008

Back from Branson

Long before we headed to Branson, I bought a loaded GoCard, which gives you go-cart rides, miniature golf, bumper-boats, arcade games and other stuff kids like for less than half the price you'd pay on-site.  I paid ahead for lots of points, hoping the oldest granddaughter, Amber, would be able to go too; she loves go-carts.  By the way, to anyone going to Branson with kids, I recommend the GoCard.

Alas, Amber had to work this weekend, so we didn't manage to use quite all the points on our card.  It's good for all year, though, so I've kept it just in case.

I made a list of the things we did and asked both girls to rate them.



On the way down I happened to see a Lambert's sign (home of throwed rolls) and whispered to Cliff that perhaps Monica and Natalie would enjoy catching rolls thrown at them as they ate.  This was totally unplanned, but both girls rated it their second favorite activity.  (Monica thought the boy was cute, too.)





Their top favorite activity?  Presley's music show.  Again, if you are going to Branson with children, do not miss this show.  They have a family rate of $59 that covers two adults and as many as five kids under 18 years old.  Now that's a deal you won't find anywhere else in town.  And you and the kids will laugh until your sides hurt.  Monica had me take her picture with one of the performers.



Monica's third on the list was shopping at the Outlet Mall.  I let them purchase some cheap trinkets at Claire's ($18 total).  This was Natalie's fourth-place activity.

Natalie's third favorite thing was the go-carts; Monica put that in fourth place.



Cliff and  I  were both pleasantly surprised at the poll results, and especially thankful that we made the stop at Lambert's.

Almost back home, here's how the sky looked:



We drove through rain so heavy you could barely make out the road.  However, here at our house we only got 1/2 inch.

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15 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Glad you're home safe! Sounds like you & the kids had a good time. :)
Hugs,
Sugar

exptmircle said...

Wow.  That sounded like a fun trip.   I looked at the menu from Lambert's and it sure had some of my old favorites.  If I ever get back in that neck of the woods I would make that place a must.

mutualaide said...

So happy you're home safe and sound and you all enjoyed your trip!  

marainey1 said...

I'm just catching up on entries from the weekend and see that you had a wonderful one away too.  I love the pictures of your new home too.  Everything looks so spacious and roomy .  'On ya' -ma

ora4uk said...

you are making a trip to Branson look better and better LOL...and boy how the girls are growing up and so very pretty also...hoping your area not too involved with the storms and flooding happening out your way....God Bless...hugs...Ora

lanurseprn said...

The girls sure look pretty! Growing up so fast!  Sounds like a great trip to me!
Pam

breakaway1968 said...

Oh those girls are just  beautiful :)  The thrown rolls sounds really fun. If we ever get there I"m going to that place!  

siennastarr said...

You're oldest granddaughter looks like you, Donna.  She is so pretty.  You can see how different they rate things, as Monica is a bit older than Natalie, and it's starting to show.  You know what I mean?  The B word comes to mind! lol  (Boys)'
Glad you all had a good time!

Hugs
Jackie

amy122389 said...

mmm - rolls.

~Amy

ickivic said...

Whaat a nice trip, looks like Monica and Natalie really enjoyed it.  The throwed rolls looks like a lot of fun, the boy is cute no wonder they enjoyed it so much.  Glad your home safe.  Who takes care of the animals while you're gone?   Vicki

jawojnar said...

I'm so glad that everyone had a good time.
June

gardone1 said...

MOSIE I HAVE TO SAY YOU SURE DO ENJOY YOUR GRANDCHILDREN AND I LOVE READING ABOUT THEM IN YOUR JOURNAL :0)) THEY ARE SO SWEET AND I KNOW YOU ARE VERY SPECIAL TO THEM YOU AND CLIFF :0))GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS AND HAPY LATE FATHERS DAY TO CLIFF :0)   MARIA

magran42 said...

It has long been my desire to eat at Lamberts.

bookncoffee said...

Sounds like fun....that roll throwing place sounds like a hoot.

suzypwr said...

What a great trip! And grandparents rated having grandchildren along as Number One!

xoxo