With lots of various weekend plans & working on Saturday mornings, Hubby & I recently realized that we didn't really have much opportunity for a family fun day this summer. So...he took off a day of work last week so we could take a family trip to Silver Dollar City in Branson. It's only about an hour away and we had free tickets so it was the logical choice.
We took Elyse last Christmas, but she was barely walking and it was cold. She was a little over-stimulated when we first got there, and a little tired as she didn't take a nap on the way down like we really hoped she would--but after a quick lunch, she got her second wind and was in heaven!
Unfortunately she's still a little small to ride very many rides, but we did fit in a couple rides on the carousel and also the train. And of course we filled our bellies with typical SDC food--BBQ for lunch, kettle corn, dippin' dots, and homemade cinnamon rolls to take home for breakfast!
We truly had a wonderful family day, and I can see season tickets being purchased next year for sure!
|A family picture before heading out|
|Flying high with Daddy|
|Milking Elsie the cow|
|Our little toot!|
|She loved the water areas, but got so lucky & stayed fairly dry!|
|So Daddy swung her around...|
|& around...so she could cool off with the water!|
|She really wasn't so sure about the carousel...|
|but he ended up holding her for most of the ride!|
|Wornout baby on the train...|
|Poor tired toot!|
|Down for the count before we were hardly out of the parking lot!|