Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Branson~ How I adore thee

Okay, so, yesterday I mentioned that we went to our yearly stomping grounds of Branson, MO.
I have been going with K's family since before we were married and they have been going even longer than that.
It's something that we all look forward to.
We have our must-visit places and we made sure to visit them.

The Track.
Every year we head to ride go-karts.
{Well, I think every year, weather permitting.}
Poor Abby, we thought she would be big enough to maybe ride something, anything.
She was big enough to ride the quarter machines, despite a few smiles, she was ANGRY.
Like, screaming on and off for about 2+ hours angry.

Adison, she loved every. single. second. of it.
She was big enough that she could ride on everything and was even able to drive a go-kart by herself.
She rocked at the bumper boats.

Ainsley was a rock star at shooting the water guns on the bumper boats.
She wasn't big enough to drive so Grandma took her.
{Thanks Grandma!}
They had a mini go-kart track for the littles like Lee to drive.
She surprised me with how well she did.

We managed to squeeze in some shopping, I got some new running shoes.
Thanks Nike outlet store!
As I mentioned yesterday, we checked out the Disney store.
The littles freaked out in the best way possible.
Squealing, dashing from place to place and "Oh! Look at this!" abounded.

Poor Babs, despite our attempts to get her to bed on time and whatnot, homegirl was exhausted.
She actually slept in the car for a decent nap.

Okay, so I'm going to embarrass myself for a moment.
On the way home we stopped by the Osceola Cheese Factory.
It's another of our must-stop locations.
Normally we stop on the way to Branson and the way home.
It is so incredibly delicious, yum.

Ainsley needed new flip flops, girl's feet had a major growth spurt.
While at the Walmarts she and I both saw these gems and knew that we had to have them.
So stinkin' cute!
I mentioned yesterday the tornado that struck Branson a few weeks back.
This was one of the first effected buildings that we saw and let me tell you, it was shocking.
It was so sad to see how bad some of the buildings were hit yet such a sense of relief that it wasn't worse.

I'll share some more pics tomorrow!


  1. Looks like fun! I am heading to MO for the first time in a few weeks. My lil bro and his wife live in Rolla. My mom and step dad and I will be driving from Florida to MO. Wish me luck those too can be a bit too much when not stuck in a car for 20 hours :)

    1. Yikes, 20 hours! Are you going to split that up? You are going to have a blast! It should {hopefully} have some really nice weather :)a