Saturday, July 24, 2010

Branson-Day 1 & 2

We ventured out to Branson last week for a little mini family vacation. Since we weren't able to go to the beach like we really wanted to, this served as a good second option. I really love Branson and after going last year with a 10 month old we knew we wanted to go back when Cole was a little older and we could do more. Branson has lots to do. Tons of shows, shopping, lake going, etc.

When we arrived on Tuesday afternoon we stopped in at Branson Landing for a little shopping. This outdoor shopping mall was located directly on the lake with lots of stores and restaurants. We shopped a bit and then had dinner on the water.

By the lake at Branson Landing

The lovely aftermath of a blue snow cone

On Wednesday we got up and headed to Subway for breakfast. This was a first for me, but the breakfast was actually good and relatively healthy too.

Cole thought Subway was a good idea too. :-)

Then we headed to play some putt putt golf. I thought Cole may still be a little young for this, but he did great. He even got a hole in one!

Riding the train to the top of the course


Cole and Mommy

After that we headed over for some nauseating rides. I think it really is unconditional love when you ride the spinning rides with your child. :-) I get dizzy easily so this was progress for me!

And this next ride actually made me kind of sad. Cole was old enough/big enough to ride it on his own. How can that be?!?!? He was grinning ear to ear during the whole ride.

Lastly, for dinner we went to Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. It was a dinner/show and was very entertaining. I was so proud of my lil' guy for actually sitting still for nearly 2 hours through this. We weren't allowed to take pictures during the show so all I have is a few from before we headed in. We got to see all the horses which Cole loved, but he kept saying they stink. Can't imagine where he got that from? :-)

Drinking out of the souvenir boot cup

Well, that wraps up our first two days in Branson! It sure was fun!!

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