Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer Vacation

My mom wanted to go to Branson for a small family get-together last weekend and we decided to go, but to head out one day earlier so that we could relax a bit more and enjoy Silver Dollar City. So Phill went to work trying to find us a good deal on tickets. As it would happen, we had signed up at the Promenade to win a car and the folks for Summer Winds called him the week we were about to head out. They made an offer of $260 to cover the cost of a hotel for 3 days and 2 nights, 2 days' worth of SDC tix for the family, a huge book of coupons for a $30 meal ticket for a restaurant of our choice and another $250 vacation within the year. Not bad. Just had to sit through a tour and not buy their "fractional ownership" vacation home.
Here is one of the rides that Kyra and I liked the best. It's the Giant Barn Swing. Phill and Guy were not fans, to say the least.
Both of the kids really liked the pulley system ride. It was slow and boring, we thought, but hey, it's all about having fun, and that they did.

We went into the Marvel Cave and had a blast. It was a steady 58 degrees in there and moist and crunched in places, but it was really neat to see how beautiful and creative God is in His designs. Really, something you outta go see if you get a chance. It was cool b/c we were in rear since they needed someone to be responsible of closing the doors and ensuring all were ahead and no one was left behind. Really proud that Phill volunteered for that job. No one else was willing so it was neat to see the respect...weird, I know, that the others gave him b/c he had an important job to do. LOL. But really, there was a sense of honor. And then, when it was all over, we were the first ones out of the train that leads you from the cave to the surface.

This is Wildfire. So much fun!! And really cool to see Kyra riding this and not freaking out! Guy was too short this time .. should have spiked his hair! I love that the kids like rides! There were a lot of kids much older than ours, screaming from fear .. from the ride above where you have to pull yourselves up to the top and then drop. No joke.

Here's some of the crew. It was a lot of fun to get to hang out with my side of the family, enjoying a great family city and some of its cool attractions. Can't wait to go back!