Branson, Winter 2012–Part 2

I really need help with post titles.  They can be SO CHEESY.  Man.  I don’t think they even come close to qualifying for tacky (one of my favorite words).

Anyways.  Now for the rest of the photos of our trip to the lovely Branson, MO.

Where did I leave of?  Oh yes.  Saturday morning.

On Saturday, I woke up and was lying in bed for a while, and then I must have dozed off again.  Cause suddenly I looked around it was 11!  I have only slept in this late once before, and that was because I had stayed up until 2:15 with a friend (not sure if I told you that, Gloria, but I did sleep in that late).  So I exited the room, expecting to be immediately greeted with “Oh my!  Look who finally got up!  Sleeping Beauty!”  or something like that.  Instead, nobody said anything.  Dad and my siblings were sitting around the family room, eating breakfast and watching Animal Planet.  That is NOT normal.  At all.

I then went and made myself some breakfast, which was topped of with with not one, but TWO Pop-Tarts (ah, the awesomeness!).

Later, we all went to the Vigilante Zip Rider for the boys to ride the zip line.

You though I  would ride the zip line?  No.  Not at all.  If I go to an amusement park, I usually only go on tame rides, like the merry-go-round.  And I will only usually ride one or two rides.  I go more to take pictures.  🙂


The view from the observation tower, where the zip line that the boys rode is


Drake and his faces


All the zip line riders


“Make a scared face!”  Dad’s call  🙂


The challenge


Waiting to see the boys go


There they go!

The boys really enjoyed the zip line.  I’m glad they did.


This made me laugh.  Ha!  “A high speed cable ride with a sudden abrupt landing.”  That could make the ride sound unattractive to just about anyone.

We were planning to go back to our condo to have dinner before going to see Joseph, but there was such a line of cars going to Silver Dollar City (and that was the direction that we needed to go), that we just went out for dinner instead.

And I forgot to…but you probably know what I forgot (to take a picture of my food).


Waiting for dinner


Me and my Drake


Siblings.  Friends.  Partners in crime.  🙂


Window shopping (a few family members had gone to the other side of the window)


After that was Joseph – enjoyed by all.


The Sight and Sound Theater


Excuse the odd lighting

Sunday was spent quietly at our condo.  In the afternoon we went for a walk.  And I took pictures. 




Drake and Meiling had run ahead


Self-portrait time!  I need to work on pointing that camera.




The (second) observation tower.  This one wasn’t surrounded by glass.


The view


The other observation tower, where that boys had ridden the zip line


Meiling running ahead


Like father, like son


A flower, in December


Look!  They have weeds in Branson, too!  And I have a picture to prove it.  So there.

We also had chicken wings for dinner.

I LOVE chicken wings.  I know I have never ever discussed this extreme love here, but it is true.  I get so into eating them, and then end up making a TOTAL mess of myself (wing sauce all over my face and hands) and then my hands smell like wing sauce.

Dad always says that he likes watching me eat wings ‘cause I make such a royal mess.

But I just love wings, so I keep eating them and making a royal mess anyways.

We went home the next morning, after breakfast.

And that’s that.

Thanks for reading!



6 thoughts on “Branson, Winter 2012–Part 2

  1. Yi-EEE! What a royal scare that zip line would have given me! I don’t like heights….and that might feel to much like jumping out of an airplane to suit me! 😀

    1. Although I didn’t do it, it didn’t look all that bad. They didn’t go terribly fast, but it was rather high. To start, they were in the seats, sitting with their knees touching a gat. Then they released the gate and there they went! We were up on the observation deck (we couldn’t go down to where the zip line started) and when they released the gate, we could hear it. That would scare me. 🙂 I did get a littl nervous when I was up on the observation deck that somebody in my family would bw like “Hey, you should go to!” and that they would make me go. But thankfully they didn’t.


  2. That was a very fun time staying up with you! I probably napped the whole way home, because I don’t remember much.
    I like Noah’s scared face. I wish my face would look like that when I’m scared. 🙂

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