S: Ozark Mountains, Thrills & Caves June 17-20, 2010
BC: We enjoyed our vacation in the Ozarks with you. Thanks for sharing the experience. Love, Granny & Papa | Life is a journey, enjoy it.
FC: Branson June 17-20, 2010 | Ozark Mountains, Thrills & Caves
1: Mi | Missouri Ozarks a fun place to vacation!
2: Best eating in the Ozarks
3: Papa got us up early to hit the road. We ate breakfast in Winfield and hit the road again. We made it to Ozark by 11:30 to eat lunch at Lambert's. It was a real tasty treat. We made Papa do all the work and catch our rolls. The pass arounds were yummy especially the fried okra.
4: Silver Dollar City here we come!
5: We arrived in Branson after a good lunch at Lambert's in Ozark. We checked out our Condo for the next four days at Pointe Royale,. Couldn't wait any longer so we headed to Silver Dollar City.
7: Went to Aunt Polly's for breakfast. While eating the table kept rising until it was under our chins. The waitress said it was because we did not have our elbows on the table.
9: Lost River of the Ozarks. We got so lost we had to ride it 6 times to find our way out.
10: Cameron & Papa exploring Silver Dollar City
11: Cameron and Papa did a lot of exploring, watching the wood cutter, glass blower and blacksmith while, Sabin, Jordan and Granny were waiting in lines to ride Wildfire, Powder Keg and Fire in the Hole. Cami & Papa didn't have any trouble exploring park food options. Arctic Lemonade and funnel cakes was a hit with everyone.
12: Cameron got in extra target practice with Papa.
13: Tell me again who had the best score!!! | Checking my score | Wanted: the best shots to help control the prisoners. Only girls need to apply. | Flooded Mine
15: Did you say THRILLS!! Powder Keg Thunderation Fire n the Hole Wild Fire
16: Wild Fire Next time the front row | Here we go!!
17: Roller Coasters Junkies !!
18: Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train | Watch out for those train robbing Bolen brothers. We was robbed!
19: Ticket: Good for one ride on the Frisco Silver Line
20: Not sure which was more fun. squirting the people as you went by on the boat or squirting the people in the boat.
21: Tom & Huck's River Blast
22: Just checking to see if we will fit in the cave's small passages
23: A highlight of the park was the cave tour. It was 500 ft below the surface, 600 stairs down and a hour walk. | Marvel Cave
24: Pointe Royale Pool
25: It just doesn't get any better than this
26: Who would believe this water could be so cold in June?
27: Lake Taneycomo | Who stepped in the hole? Who got the wettest?
28: To end our vacation we visited the Dixie Stampede. We had to eat the whole meal with our hands. The horse riding was spectacular and magic show was awesome. Everyone enjoyed the evening.
29: Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede
30: We made it back to home sweet home. Always fun to visit but always good to get home. Stopped in Ark city for a potty break. Right???? | There is no place like home!
31: June 17--A trip to Branson, Missouri with Granny & Papa to revisit the places we have seen and new places to explore. Papa got us up early to start our adventure. We ate lunch in Ozark at Lambert's which is a great place for Ozark food. We arrived at our Pointe Royale condo and set up housekeeping. We started the afternoon in Silver Dollar City, just after 3 pm. It is great time to go into the park if you want to enjoy the rides without long lines. We rode them until the park closed at 7pm, and then returned to the condo for supper & rest. June 18---We got up early again and went back to the SDC park for breakfast at Aunt Polly's. The food was wonderful and it provided us the energy for another action packed day. We finished the day in the park with a long hike through Marvel Cave. The tram was a welcome ride back to the van in the heat. | Later that evening we left for the RiverWalk in downtown Branson. We did a little window shopping and stopped to watch the Waltzing Water & Fire Show set to music. Simply Awesome!!..then we went back to the condo for an evening swim. June 19---We awoke to a lazy morning and another swim. Could not pass up the outlet malls for a little power shopping. During the afternoon we stopped to explore Lake Taneycomo behind the condo. Brrr... Brrr....Frigid water!! We went to Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede for supper and show that evening and arrived early for the pre-show. We cheered for the Yankee's but the South won that night. It was fun getting to eat with our fingers. June 20-- The next morning we slept in and got ready to leave. Another vacation was over with a long ride home. An ice cream break in Ark City brought smiles to all.