Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Branson Getaway

Easter weekend we took a little family getaway to Branson, and we had a fun time! The weather didn't cooperate very well, with storms and rain pretty much the whole time we were there, but we managed to have a good time anyway. I didn't take a whole lot of pictures, but I'll show you what I got!

We arrived there on Friday afternoon, and we knew that was going to be our only good weather day, so we went to Branson Landing, which is an outdoor mall right on the lake. We enjoyed walking by the water, and Elias loved watching the geese and playing in the fountains.

Saturday morning the rain had begun, so we tried to think up something fun to do indoors. We decided to try wandering a little mall, and the mall turned out to be pathetic, but the fun part was that they had live entertainment all day there! So even though it was only 9:30 in the morning, there was a lady on stage singing and tables and chairs so we could sit and watch. Elias really got into this, and for one of her songs, he got up and started dancing! I didn't the camera out fast enough to catch his real dancing, but here he is running around with Daddy to the music.

*Note: The singer LOVED that Elias enjoyed her music so much, and she said that Justin must be a great daddy to be willing to dance with his son. Then she asked us a trivia question about the song she had been singing, and Justin knew the answer. So then she said to me, "He'll dance with his son, and he's smart too! You've got yourself a keeper!" Yes, yes I do. :)

Then Justin went to a John Denver Tribute Show while Elias and I did some shopping. Then in the afternoon, we had planned our one big splurge for the trip - we went to see Noah: The Musical. This is a really neat stage show of the biblical story of Noah's Ark, and it was really cool because they used live and animatronic animals in the show. We thought Elias would enjoy that, and he did. I did too! :) The show was 2.5 hours long, so we didn't make it til the end, but we really enjoyed what we saw! Here are Justin and Elias outside the theater.

So then Sunday we visited one of the biggest churches in Southwest Missouri - we'd been wanting to try it ever since we moved here, and of course it was great. I already talked about that some here.

So anyway, we had a nice little family trip!  It's getting more and more fun to travel with Elias the older he gets!

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