Celebrating the Holidays in Branson

12 12 2009

This week Eric and I went on vacation to Branson to celebrate the holidays with my parents.  We all stayed in a log cabin at Big Cedar Lodge.

Eric enjoyed building our fires and he was rather good at it, as long as the wood cooperated.

We roasted some mini marshmallows.  It was a delicate process.

Our cabin was lovely, except for one humorous detail, that all of the pictures on the walls were of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (it was evidently themed after him).  Since we’re not NASCAR fans, we made some simple drawings to put up over all of the pictures.  The mood changed immediately.

In the morning we headed over to a cafe that we had heard about.  It was a fun experience.

Then we headed over to Silver Dollar City.

We rode the open air tram into the park.

After walking around to many of the shops we made sure to catch the Christmas tree lighting.

All of the lights were beautiful.  And it was more than cold enough for it to “feel” Christmas-y.

We took a couple of pictures with the ginormous wreath at the entrance of the park.

Once we got our fill of lights and cold we grabbed some cinnamon rolls from the bakery, ate at a restaurant and got cozy once again at the cabin.

The next morning we said goodbye to the lodge.

It was tough to leave, we had such a relaxing and fun time there.  Perhaps we’ll be there around this time next year…

There are many other pictures we took of our adventures in Branson.  They can all be found at this set on Flickr.

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4 responses

12 12 2009
Carol

oooh that sounds like a wonderful time!!

21 12 2009
Kara "Sky" McGinty

It was a marvelous time! I’ll always cherish it.

15 12 2009
Dawn J

Kara,
Thanks for sharing the pics! Looks like you all have a great time! 🙂 love the roasting of mini-marshies

21 12 2009
Kara "Sky" McGinty

Dawn,
Thank you for checking out our blog! It’s nice to hear from you! 🙂
Oh yes, we all had a blast. Mom was the mastermind behind the mini marshmallows. Hehe.

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