Sunday, July 17, 2016

Our Latest Family Adventure

Summertime brings road trips. This year we headed south to Branson, Missouri for a few days of fun. I had never been to Branson before, but many people over the years had said how fun and family friendly it is. So it seemed like the perfect spot for us since we wanted to take a quick trip to someplace new that didn't take us more than a few hours from home.

Branson is situated in the heart of the Ozarks. The area is green and gorgeous...and humid! The city is small, but swarming with tourists. The best way for me to describe the most tourist-trappy part of the city is as a big amusement park in which almost everything costs at least $25.00 per person.

That's not to say that you can't have fun there on a budget. There are hotels for every price range, a variety of restaurants, plenty of nature to enjoy, and a few attractions that even my miserly husband was willing to spring for.

It was a bit of a whirlwind of a trip, but we had a fun time.

A sampling of what we saw and did in Branson (minus some excellent food).
We went on a super high ferris wheel, rode the ducks, swam in Table Rock Lake
and enjoyed some gorgeous nature. If you go, don't miss the fountain light
show at Branson Landing (it's free!).
We veered slightly off-course on the way home to visit the capitol in Topeka.
If you ever have the chance to visit, don't miss the dome tour (296 steps to the top!),
the cage elevator (93 years old and still functioning) and the library (full of mostly
historical books and documents, but also some Kansas Notable Books).

Have you gone on any adventures recently?

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