Friday, November 21, 2008

Our Annual Branson Trip

Last weekend, our family took our annual trip to Branson. We go this time every year with Steve's parents, his sister and her family. We usually get a 3 bedroom condo at The Thousand Hills Golf Resort so we can be all together & eat most of our meals in. We always celebrate Steve's sister & "M's" birthday there because they both have birthdays in November.

While the grandparents watch the kids and go look for golf balls on the grounds, us parents got to go shopping ;-) Our favorite place to shop is Tanger Outlet Mall although I do like Branson Landing, too.

We went to Silver Dollar City on Saturday and it was SOOOO miserably cold! The kids were very bummed because it was so cold the rides had to be shut down. We got to see some really good shows, though, including Christmas Carol, Frosty the Talking Snowman and The Live Nativity.

We ended our stay at the Grand Village Shops and got to see Santa. Going to Branson this time of the year really puts you in the holiday spirit because the entire town is decked out with Christmas decor & all the shows typically have a Christmas theme. Can't wait to go again next year!


Dawn said...

I've yet to go to Branson at Christmas. I say every year that I want to go then.

Maybe next year! LOL

Glad you all had a good trip. :)

Robert and Kristal said...

A girlfriend and I are heading up to Branson the first weekend in December to do some Christmas shopping! This will be my first time to go at Christmastime. I'm excited!!

Nicolle said...

That looks like a fun trip! I've only been there once, in the hot summer, and it was way too crowded. Maybe we'll try it again someday, for the holidays.

Angela said...

We've always gone in the summer b/c Scott has a conference there every year. The girls and I didn't go this summer though, b/c Rebekah had just started preschool and I didn't want her to miss during the first week of classes. We are looking forward to going for Christmas for the first time though!

Debbie said...

Sounds like you all had lots of fun. We went the 1st week of Nov. and had a great time. I had not been since I was a kid. I loved the Tanger outlets -- next time we have to take Grandma with us:) She is much better at shopping than I am!