Friday, December 18, 2009

A Trip Much Needed

I can't believe it's been a week since we traveled the two hours to Branson and Silver Dollar City. I hadn't been since high school with Keith, Debbie and Katie Burden Stokes. Nick hadn't been since elementary, so it was much different this time. Let me tell you, we had so much fun!

That whole week had been crazy for me. I had my final for my college class, my 4-year olds were going nuts, we hadn't done any Christmas shopping yet, so I was ready to get away for a few days with my husband and just relax, enjoy each other and not let the stresses of Christmas, finances, school, etc. get in our way!

We headed out Friday after school and went straight to the Landing. We loved it there. It was freezing, but I loved the atmosphere. The wonderful Christmas lights, the fountain show (which unlike Russell and Erin it played a rock song), the shopping, and the food! We went to White River Fish Market. It's totally on the water. It was delicious and when you were in the bathroom, you could feel it swaying:)

Saturday, we woke up and went to Tanger Outlet and got a ton of Christmas shopping done. It was crazy busy there, but we got some incredible deals. We then went back to the Landing, did a little more shopping, and ate lunch. We ate at the San Francisco Oven and had the best pizza. It had been raining off and on all day, but we just hoped it would stop by the time we got to Silver Dollar City. We were wrong! It rained even harder when we were there. Our feet, socks, and jeans were soaking wet! We had a blast, but we were freezing. Luckily, we had our umbrella and I was able to buy some more socks.

We watched "A Christmas Carol", a potter, a glass-blower, a blacksmith, and laughed at all the things you can buy with your name on them:) It's such a fun place and we can't wait until we have children to take there someday.

All in all, we had a fantastic weekend and we can't wait to go back!

The fountain show

Nick outside the White River Fish Market

The food

Me in front of a beautiful reindeer.

The next day at Silver Dollar City, I turned into Davy Crocket

Nick spun the wheel to receive his fortune (it said he needs to smile all the time)

We stood in front of the Christmas tree

Rode the Christmas train

I got put in a coffin (you can see the rain on my pants)

And we ate some apple dumplins (thanks Russell and Erin). Pardon the hair...rain, remember?


Whitney said...

I totally spun the wheel and got in the coffin, too! hahahaha, hilarious! So glad you guys had so much fun! :)

erinkern said...

Yay!!!! Looks like it was a fun trip (despite the rain--boo). But I'm glad you guys made the best of it anyway! Isn't it so nice to get away with just your man for a little break? Love that.

Amber said...

soo fun! we are going to branson next week, the day after Christmas! So glad you had a fun time!

katie said...

Hey we had a fun trip together ages ago!! Sheesh. That was a long time ago. Glad you had a good trip:)

Startup Wife said...

That looks such a fun trip--I'd love to go there sometime! Love your pictures.