Thursday, August 14, 2008

Silver Dollar City!!!

Today Gene and I took the kids to Silver Dollar City for the day! Gene was able to take off work, and we drove down this morning. We got there right at 9:30, when it opened, and we left about 2:00.

It was a lot of fun, but we were all very tired and hot by the time we left! This was Grace's first trip to SDC and she got a big kick out of it. We thought there were going to be a few things for her to ride but there weren't. We were going to ride the train, and we had good spots to get on and they told us that we were going to have to wait about 10-15 min for another one because the one that was there was having some mechanical issues. We were sweating and Grace was very sleepy so we just left there and decided to ride The Great American Shootout because she was able to ride that with us. Of course she was so tired, she just kinda sat there looking around like "please just lay me down so I can sleep!" It was still cute though!

The picture below was taken right after we got off the ride! She's so silly. We ate lunch after that and she woke up some and was more playful for a while. I rode all the roller coasters with the boys, and Gene rode Powder Keg with Colt. After he rode that he started feeling sick and after we ate lunch he had to go back to the car and lay down. He was exhausted and the heat and roller coaster zapped him. The boys and Grace and I walked around for about another hour, and I rode Thunderation with the boys one more time and then we left. The park wasn't full at all when we got there and we didn't have to wait in line at all, but by the afternoon it had filled up and the lines were long. We were all so wiped out we headed to the car.

Gene was asleep in the car when we got there and we loaded up and took off. He felt bad the whole way home, but he still drove because he really would have been sick in the passenger's seat on those windy roads.
The kids all were asleep by the time we made it out of Branson and slept for about an hour. Gene passed out as soon as we got home and I cleaned off the porch and watered the lawn! I'm now trying to figure out what we're going to do for dinner!
Signing off -


Stephanie said...

You need to take Grace to "The Track" on the strip. They have quite a few different rides for small children. Like the swing, teacups, and a little farris wheel. Carter had a blast there and it's really cheap for the little rides. Like $1.50 a piece. Celebration City has quite a few too, but they have to have a child over the age of 5 ride with them. Glad to hear you guys had fun though! We were planning on going this weekend, but I think they're talking about rain now! =(

Shelly said...

Sounds like ya'll had a blast! I've thought about trying to get up there with Tanner before it gets to chilly....we'll see if that happens or not! :)