Saturday, July 24, 2010

Branson- Day 3 & 4

On Thursday morning we headed out to Ride the Ducks first thing. We wanted to do this while it was still relatively cool outside. We did this last year too and it was so fun we did it again. You get on an amphibious vehicle, they call a duck. It drives you down to the lake and then it is a boat so we got to go out on the water too. Table Rock Lake is absolutely gorgeous!

They give everyone quackers. They are loud and slightly annoying, but it was fun quacking at all the bystanders on the road while riding the duck.

Cole even got to drive the boat and got his own Honorary Captain's License. So fun that they let the kiddos get a chance to sit in the driver's seat.

Enjoying his sucker while on the boat ride.

After that we went over to the fish hatchery. It was actually pretty neat. They breed and let out into the lake over a million trout a year. It was crazy all the fish they had there.

We then took a little walk on the river. There were several fishers down there doing some fly fishing. It was crazy how cold this water was.

Of course Cole got his shorts wet and ended up looking like this. :-)

We then went to a beachy area on the lake and swam for a few hours. This water on the other hand was very nice and warm. It was certainly not the white, sandy beaches and blue water I am used to from the gulf, but it was still nice to just get in the water and play.

Cole absolutely LOVES the water. He hated swimming lessons so I was a little worried, but I think he just didn't like the class setting of lessons.

He of course loved throwing rocks.

And more rocks.

On our way home Friday we stopped in at Chuck-E-Cheese in Springfield to let Cole play and eat lunch. He had fun riding rides and playing.

And even took a picture with the big mouse (with Daddy with him of course)! :-)

If you live near Branson I highly encourage you to visit. You will be glad you did! I am hoping we can make it back at least one more time before we move.

We are headed to Osage Beach at the Lake of the Ozarks for a few days next week. We have really enjoyed Jonathan being home and taking in as much family time as possible!

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