some guy i don't know but this slide was in the park
sawyer liked the splash park
this is the clubhouse of the waterpark...i didn't take a picture of the hotel.
This is the Titanic Museum-- also a great stop. Sawyer liked parts of it, and was bored in part of it, but was pretty good that visit. Good thing he was free to most of the things we did. The museum is so interesting- upon entrance you are given a card with a story of a person who really was on the Titanic. You are told where you can find out more about them w/in the museum, and at the end of the exhibit, you find out if they were a survivor or not. There was a lot of fascinating information in that museum, and I'm sure we saw it for a much shorter than normal time period since we had a 3 year old with us. It was incredible. Here is another pic (these are all online, copied and pasted, b/c no cameras were allowed)
The following and final day, we shopped @ outlet malls all day. It was super fun and we got some good deals and some cute stuff. Sawyer was super well-behaved this day which was a complete shock since, in my mind, shopping would be the most boring of the three days, especially to a 3 year old.
The icing on the cake of the trip was supper on the way home. Here is where we ate:
and it was WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS. Definitely worth the hour and five minute wait....next time we will stop there on the way to Branson and the way back, for sure. Food was great, prices weren't high, and you got all these free pass arounds (okra, rolls, sorghum, macaroni, black eyed peas, fried potatos-- free-- all you could eat!)
The rolls...they throw them at you.
The sweet tea...it's great...and served like this:
mmm...it was our favorite stop of the entire trip.
So...there was our branson experience in a nutshell. Here's some funny stuff Sawyer did...I can only think of two things so far, but I'm sure there were lots more.
1. at the outlet mall, just as we were about to leave, I turned to find sawyer pulling his pants down about to pee on the sidewalk. and he couldn't figure out why this bothered me.
2. at the hotel, sawyer found out where some guy was from, and the guy said, "where are you from?" sawyer replied, "Well...Jesus gave me to my mommy and daddy, but I don't really know where i'm from."
Upon arriving home, here are some things Sawyer did...
1. Today, sawyer announced, "everyone stinks in this house."
2. (this might not be for those uncomfortable when it comes to feeding a baby)-- I was feeding ridge. he wasn't eating well. brandon jokingly said he could feed him if he wasn't really going to eat...and proceeded to raise his shirt. Sawyer said, "put your boobies away daddy, nobody wants to see that."
Yeah, so there it is. sorry for the long post!