Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

This past weekend Larry, Kelsey, Ismael, and I went to Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. Branson is a tourist town about 3 hours from our home. The drive was beautiful and the weather was brisk.

Every year I say I want to go see the amusement park decorated for Christmas with all of the lights and Christmas trees.

I have to say I was not disappointed.

Larry and the kids rode lots of rides (roller coasters) while I looked around in the shops. I rode one roller coaster and it jarred me and made my head hurt so I didn't bother with any of the other ones. My favorite rides are the water rides but it was way to cold to have them running in November.

Here we are in Grandpa's Mansion trying to stand up straight in the slant room.

We stood in line to ride on the train that runs through the property and was able to get on the train just as it was getting dark. They had a lot of beautiful lights up. But my favorite (and most surprising) part of the train ride was when we stopped and all lights were turned off. Then grandpa told us the story of Jesus' birth. As he told the story lights were turned on to reveal the nativity. It was very touching and I have since considered that there are thousands of people that visit the park every year and wonder how many hear the story for the first time.

We had a great day.  The worst part was driving home on unfamiliar roads in the dark.

Thank you, Lord, for keeping us safe.

Be sure to drop by A Southern Daydreamer for some great outdoor pics.

Take Care and God Bless!


Luna Miranda said...

the Christmas trees are beautiful! thanks for sharing this trip with us.

Donnie said...

Your photos are really gorgeous. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

pam said...

How fun. I haven't been down there at Christmas for a long time.

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