Monday, September 14, 2009

Picture-less vacation post

I know some of you wonder how Abby and I can even be related.

She loves to post pictures of all of her activities, and I hardly post any.

I got a new camera for my birthday and (don't tell Stephen) I lost the cord that connects the camera to the computer. So, I put the memory stick in the computer and the computer won't recognize it. OH THE AGONY!!!

So, I tried to post some pictures but it just isn't going to work anytime soon.

We were in Branson from the 7th until today, the 14th. A sweet, wonderful couple have provided us with wonderful accommodations the past two years in Branson. We are so thankful to them and their generosity.

Since we have been to Branson countless times, we tried to do some new things, so we wouldn't get "bored" on vacation.

We took a ride on the Branson Belle, a showboat that has dinner cruises with fun entertainment. The food was good and the show was great. The kids loved being on the boat. Anna looked for the Branson Ba-ele (that word has two syllables when she says it) everytime we drove over the dam.

We also went to the Shepherd of the Hills show. Samuel had seen this right before his 3rd birthday, but the other kids and I had not seen it. It is shown outside at dusk. Its a good story that includes love, guns, and fist fights. Something for the whole family!

Silver Dollar City is a Beavers family must! I don't know how many times we have gone there over the years, but we love it. It is such a clean, friendly, safe, beautiful park. We have been in the summer, spring and Christmas. Christmas is my all-time favorite. The first year we went it snowed while we were there. It was beautiful!

We spent our share of time in the lazy river at Big Cedar. There isn't anything much more fun to my boys than a water slide and inner tubes in the water!

And of course the outlet malls. They have a Crocs outlet. I didn't know this, but I know it now! Their prices are outlet prices and they were having a buy 1 get 1 sale. Yes, We all have new crocs!!

We also ate and ate and ate. Nothing new or unusual about that. Nancy, Anna and I stumbled upon a tea room that was delightful. That will be a Branson tradition for us from now on.

The shows we went to and Silver Dollar City don't let you forget that God is our creator and that He wants to be the Lord of our lives. If you are looking for a fun safe place to take your children, think about Branson. At Christmas at Silver Dollar City Santa tells each child about the true meaning of Christmas.

Ok, so enough about Branson. I think I should get paid for the advertisement!

It is good to be back. The Wilderness Club at Big Cedar doesn't have free wifi which I think is just a crime these days. So, we were unwired this week. I missed it BAD! I'm glad to be back, now to regular programming!

Julie

1 comments:

Kelley said...

I am so glad you all had fun! We go to Branson at least once a year. I haven't been to everything you listed though. I need to go back...