Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I'm Back

  I have been missing for a few days. I took a  trip to Branson, Missouri with my son, daughter-in-law, and the two oldest grandsons that you read so much about. We left as soon as they got home from school. The car was loaded with luggage and food being we were staying in a cabin called Trapper's Den. I would stay there again if I had the opportunity. The people who own it keeps it well supply to where you don't have to take any utensils to cook with, they have a washer dryer, soap,  you name it and you would probably find it there. It has an enclosed deck on the back of it that you could sit in if you wanted to do so.  First stop of the trip had to be Lambert's ,
The boys getting ready to enter the park
  the home of thrown rolls. We had about a 30 minute wait to get inside, but it was well worth the wait. The food was so good and the rolls were
awesome. Matt had been asking if we were going to get to stop and dad just kept saying we would see. We were celebrating his birthday while we were gone. They usually stop  there if possible.
    Friday morning we were off to Silver Dollar City where we spent six hours. My daughter-in-law and I went to the cooking show where they made chutney and pumpkin rolls. I enjoyed it because we sit around where the cooking was being done. The lady who did the demonstration was from Platte City. It was a small world. They thought the boys were playing hooky, but they weren't. Parent teacher conference time.
My son's family
Dad and the boys were at the demonstration of how they tamed wild mustangs. It was also about breaking horses. They are working with a three year old so they thought maybe they would pick up a few tricks of the trade. We set with them until it was time for our show. Of course we got to sample what they were making. It is a recipes that can be diabetic friendly with a little changing. 
My Matt
    Our little criminal who had to go on Fire In the Hole I don't know how many times. We went into the mine ride. He hit more targets then I did. The first time I could actually hit something. They loved picking one me. 
    For those of you who are familiar with Silver Dollar City have probably seen the great big chair in the park. The boys and I's picture was taken there. The only problem was getting grandma out of the chair. I couldn't reach the end of the arm to pull myself out. They pulled me out one on each side until I could get a hold of the end of the arm. 
     These were the two that i spent my summer with especially the youngest because brother worked putting up hay. We of course made it down to the Branson Landing. They had a zip line that took you up over the lake and brought you back. There is no way that you would get me to do that. I don't do roller coasters either.  We had dinner at  Famous Dave's for Matt's birthday. His dad told him we were eating at Buffalo Wild Wings. You could tell he really didn't want to do that. When he found out what we were really going to do and he got to chose off of the adult menu he was thrilled. 
   The trip was my treat to for helping out whenever they needed it. I furnished the car and the only other expense I had was if I saw something I wanted for myself. Now you know what i have been up to and I enjoyed it so very much. We had so much fun. Hope all is well with you all We have had rain all day and it has been on the cool side.  Take care. 


Susie said...

Shirley, So nice that you had such a fun with your son and his family. Loved the pictures.I think all of you needed this time away. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

Shirley- I am glad you had so much fun there. You certainly deserve it after all you have been through these last few months..with hubby and taking care of kids and all. I am so glad you could go. It sounds like a wonderful trip. I laughed about you getting out of the chair. I could just picture it. I hope your week back has been a good one. Much love to you- xo Diana

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Shirley, I sure enjoyed hearing about your trip to my favorite vacation destination, Branson! I'm so glad you had a good time with your family there and it sounds like you got to see the top spots. I love SDC and wish I were going again this fall, but it will be ready for Christmas before you know it. Lamberts is a wonderful place to eat! I love their food and rolls. We've always had to wait, too, when we've stopped by there. Have a good week and take care of yourself! It's been raining here all day, we sure need it. xo Cheryl

Linda said...

This post is full of awesomeness!!! I am so thrilled you got to get away and do some fun things with your precious family!! They really do appreciate you! Louis Dean and I went to Branson shortly after we were married! We had a blast!

sweet violets said...

Oh my gosh, what a great time you had!! I'm so happy you got a chance to get away and have some real fun and no worries.....good for you!!!!

We have rain on the way tomorrow but then a warm up that goes well into next week. Have to get the outside work done before the snow flies....take care.....xoxo

Blondie's Journal said...

What a fun vacation with your great family, Shirley. I would have enjoyed this, too...from the cabin to the restaurants and the food demonstration. What a lot of fun. I'm happy you had some good relaxing fun away from it all. Hope you have more times like this ahead!

Love to you!

Jane x

Gert said...

Well Shirley it sounded like a wonderful, well deserved trip! And that the "birthday boy" enjoyed his time there too!! What a wonderful family you have!! We've never been to Branson (probably the only ones in our area who haven't -smile) but have always heard wonderful things about it!!

No zip lines or roller coasters for me either!!


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hi Shirley. Nice Post. I have never been to Bronson and I can tell you had a good time. It's so much fun to see our grands enjoy new experiences, isn't it. I really like that your kids gave you this time with them to show their appreciation of you. It really makes me so happy.
xx, Carol

Vickie said...

Oh what fun you have had. I have never been to Branson. Thanks for sharing.

Charlotte Huffman said...

Welcome back! Sounds like a great trip! I've never been to Branson but sounds like fun. Hope hubby is doing well.

Quinn said...

Sounds like you had a great time! When we don't often get a chance to really "get away" I think we enjoy every moment even more :)