Missouri border, that is.
We hadn’t taken a vacation this summer and school starts next week so we decided to
take the kids to Branson on a whim.
Leaving at 8:30, we got to see fireworks almost the entire drive up because we follow a country highway from Little Rock to Branson (3 hour drive.)  Sort of cool to see people celebrating the holiday (even if it was premature.)
We checked into the hotel and crashed, got up early and headed to Silver Dollar City.   It was really a fun day.  Silver Dollar City has a lot of wonderful landscaping and lots of trees so we never felt hot, despite the crazy summer temperatures. 

Max getting kissed by a pretty cowgirl before the saloon show

Target Shooting!
 Even though it was busy it didn’t feel like it and we only had to wait in one line for awhile, and that was due to a technical problem.  They have some great roller-coasters which hubby enjoyed!  The boys loved the Dog Show that was part of the Kid’s Fest they have going on now.  

Scott Ready to Ride
Not Even Half of This Ride!

Do you think they’d sell me this?
We left when they closed and went to Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede for dinner. 
I thought the kids would like the rodeo type show and cowboy dinner, which they did. 
Super Cheesy- Branson style.  The 6 year old’s quote when we left. 
“Wow, that was SUPER cheesy and funny.” 
Their favorite part was getting to see the horses up close on the way in and out. 
My favorite part was watching the buffalos roll in the dirt like puppies.
Dixie Stampede
Long day and we made it home by midnight. 
Think the kids might forgive us now for no “real” vacation…
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