Grace and JD coloring at Texas Steakhouse at the Landing!
Saturday morning we slept in a little while and then headed out for all of the day's events. Our first stop was Dunkin' Donuts for a quick breakfast and then off to Predator World. The kids loved this place, it was a little on the pricey side and some of the exhibits weren't there anymore, but overall it was pretty good. JD and Taylor fed the stingrays, sharks, and a huge turtle. I did NOT enjoy the snakes at all!!!!
Taylor beside the shark tank.
JD feeding a sting ray!
Taylor feeding a sting ray with a little help from dad!
Feeding the shark!
Feeding the huge turtle!
Grace holding an alligator!
After Predator World we headed up the road to the Talking Rock Cavern. I have not been in a cave since I was a little girl so I really don't remember it! This was a lot of fun. The only thing I wish I had known before going in was that it almost seems like it is raining in a cave. There was so much ground water coming through that it seemed in spots like it was raining. Grace and Taylor both did really good and they had a lot of fun!
Inside the Talking Rock Cavern
The Guardian Angel
After our trip in the cave
Our next stop was the fish hatchery below the dam at Table Rock Lake! For $10, the kids probably had the most fun here! They kept wanting to go back and buy more fish food! After feeding the fish we headed down to the water to watch a few men fish and then hiked over to the area just below the dam. JD tried to teach the kids how to skip rocks just like his Grandpa TJ showed him how to do. The kids never did quite get the hang of it, but I must say there are a lot more rocks at the bottom of that lake now!! TJ would be very proud of JD though, he sailed many rocks across the water, making the skip several times. TJ, I know you watched us yesterday from heaven! I hope you enjoyed it!
Feeding the fish at the hatchery!
Grace feeding the fish
After our hike to the dam
Me and my baby boy!
JD showing the kids how to skip rocks
After our outdoor adventure, we headed back into Branson for some lunch and then we headed to Stone Hill Winery for a tour and some sampling! Good thing we found an indoor activity, because just as we got to the Winery, the sky let loose and it came a downpour for a while. After the Winery, the kids were ready to go back down to the Landing to play on the play area and do a little shopping. We took the kids to two stores, Ridez Maker and Build a Bear. Both places are great and the kids really enjoyed them.
At the car building store on the Landing
Taylor with his finished car!
Build a Unicorn
Finished with Heart!
The kids were starting to wind down and so were we! We decided it was time to get supper and then call it a day! The kids wanted to play at the play area which was right next to Joe's Crab Shack, and that worked out great. We put our name on the list, JD watched the kids play and I did a little shopping. I found a cute shirt that I am going to wear for Easter Sunday and a wrap to wear with my dress for prom. Yes, I said prom. Being junior class sponsor, I have to go and chaperone prom. The Crab Shack was amazing, the kids had a blast and we were stuffed and ready to call it a night! But first....
JD and Taylor in the hurricane simulator!
JD couldn't resist! Actually we put Taylor in there the night before and he wasn't too sure of it, but wanted to go again Saturday night only if JD went with him. So they both climbed in and had a ball. To cap off the night and fun filled day, we headed down to Cold Stone Creamry and finished the night off with ice cream! My favorite is All Lovin' No Oven! It is heaven in a bowl! Thank goodness a Cold Stone is not close to our house...I would weigh 500 pounds!!! I absolutely loved every minute of our weekend and so glad we decided to do it!
Gearing up tonight for a crazy week. I should not have been on here for the past hour. Instead I should have been repacking for my trip tomorrow. I will be leaving at 5:15 in the morning to take 25 high school students to Little Rock to the State FBLA Convention - OVERNIGHT! Ugh! I am taking a fun, good group of kids - just not looking forward to being exhausted!