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.