Thursday, August 9, 2007

Fire and Water

A few months ago my mom and I were chatting and realized she would be in Eureka Springs, Arkansas the same weekend I would be driving the kids to Kanakuk ....hence the road trip was planned.

Last Sunday the kids and I loaded up in the minivan, set the GPS, put in a DVD and hit the road. We got to Eureka Springs to pick up Ceci and then we were off to Branson. We had one day until the kids needed to be at kamp so this gave us one day to explore and hang out all together. We were staying at a newly developed area called Branson Landing. It is a stark contrast to "the strip". If you have never been to "the strip" in Branson picture a wholesome Las Vegas with many Country Music shows and all you can eat buffets.

We checked into our rooms and the Hilton and were thrilled when we saw them. We had a HUGE balcony overlooking the outdoor shopping area and fountains. These were not just any fountains, they are quite extensive fountains that are choreographed to music and there is a fire element to the show also, similar to those at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. At the top of every hour crowds would gather to watch the show, they were different every hour. We did not even have to leave our room to watch the shows, but of course we did. The kids enjoyed walking around, shopping, yummy Mexican food, swimming and just hanging out. Ceci was generous and treated them all to a new Webkinz and some back to school duds.

We stayed up late and watched the final show at 11PM.

We had a great time in Branson, the only thing missing was Adam. The kids even mentioned a couple of time how much they wish he was there. Adam LOVES fountains and the kids knew how much he would enjoy these. It wasn't the same without him. :(

Here are some pictures from our trip.


Kate said...

What fun!! Your mom looks awesome as ever! So glad she got to shower the kids with some fun things too! I love it when my mom treats my kids. That gives me even more pleasure than receiving something myself!

Kate said...

I had to say one more thing... Loved that slide show. It's so good to know that I am not the only mama who still wants to carry or hold my 5 year old!! They are always the baby!

KY Transplants said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun! The pictures are spectacular!


Alycia said...

I love your slide show and all your new posts (to me anyway! I haven't been blogging lately). Hope your family enjoys their last week of summer break!!