Heaven in the 417

September 16, 2011

We let Scott skip school the Friday before Labor Day for a 3 night 4 day trip to Big Cedar Lodge in Branson. It was awesome. So awesome. We had a couple of mishaps along the way but what is a family vacation with out some drama? The kids are at that amazing age where they are old enough to understand we are doing something different and special but still young enough to be excited about EVERYTHING. Our favorite vacation quote was from Scott…. While chilaxing in the hot tub after a long morning of eating pancakes and water-sliding, he leaned back, smiled and said, “Ahhh, This is the Life man.” 

Wonderful family pic. Sorry about your head Mike.

Part I Dogwood Canyon Tour

If you ever find yourself near Dogwood Canyon. GO! We did a 2 hour tram tour/campfire and dinner. It is awesome! You do a tour of the grounds (waterfalls, fish, etc), you get to see the deer and water buffalo, THEN you go to a old fashioned campfire with food, smores, and marshmallow fights. We caught lightening bugs and spotted several bats. It was one of my favorite parts of the trip!

Dogwood Canyon tour.

Scott got to be part of the campfire entertainment!

Scott loves fire. Really loves it.

 Part II Silver Dollar City

MIke and Scott plunging to the water.

We decided to take Gary Busey with us.

This is now one of my all time favorite pics of Scott.

SIlver Dollar Jail. Nate really did have fun despite the depressio pictures of him.

Another great family picture. Sorry about your head Mike.

PS Part III was going to be random Big Cedar pictures and Firework night pictures, but I got tired… To be continued…


2 Responses to “Heaven in the 417”

  1. bethany Says:

    1) I don’t know who gary bussey is but i’m laughing out loud bc it’s hilarious even though i don’t know him.
    2) christmas card that first pic. pretty please. it’s freaking adorable.

    Glad you guys had fun!

  2. Carissa Says:

    CC Bullet points on this post

    1. Top 3 favorite simply stuff posts ever…right up there with the post comparing sick children to drunk people
    2. Love the title. Like LOVE it. Heaven in the 417….I just want to say it over and over for some reason.
    3. Love your pictures. Sorry bout your bead mike but I am lovin the pics. Nate in the jail bars and scott pic have to be framed.

    CC out.

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