Hello, friends! I hope your summer is going well. Even though I’m taking a break from my usual blogging schedule for the summer, I’ve decided to write a few special blog posts to keep you updated on what I’m doing over the break. A couple of weeks ago, I did a post about my trip to Grand Rapids, MI, for Nationals. Now I’m here to tell you about my second major trip this summer: Branson, MO.
Last Thursday, morning, my family and I loaded up our cars and headed for Branson. It was a great trip. We stayed in a beautiful cabin on Table Rock Lake (pictured above) and got some great quality time together. As most good trips are, it was exhausting, but I’m really glad I got to go.
The first thing we did when we got there was check out the cabin. It was awesome. It had a really cool layout with a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and two bathrooms downstairs and two loft-style bedrooms upstairs. I ended up on the pull-out couch in the living room, but I didn’t complain because I was the only one who got my own room. Ha! The cabin also had a really cool swimming pool, so we spent our first afternoon in Branson swimming. Aiden even jumped in a few times!
That night, we went into town. We always like to check out The Track when we visit Branson because there’s so much cool stuff to do there. We rode go-karts on the multi-story track, had frozen custard, and played laser tag. Gavin, Jenifer, and I even did the Superman, which is hard to describe but incredible to experience. The Track is always a highlight of our visits to Branson, and this time was no different.
Friday and Saturday, we spent most of the day at Silver Dollar City, the giant theme park in Branson. We rode a ton of roller coasters, ate some wonderful food, and got to take Aiden to the kids area where he had a lot of fun, particularly in the ball pit. Silver Dollar City is a really cool place, and the lines were really short, so we had a blast. Drew and I even rode Wildfire five times in a row. (I wouldn’t recommend it.)
We headed back Saturday afternoon, and by the time we got unloaded, we were all exhausted. But no one wanted to go to bed because we all enjoyed each other’s company so much. It truly was a great family vacation, and none of us wanted to see it come to an end. I had to leave the next morning in order to get back to Waco for work, but the rest of my family was able to have brunch together the next day before going their separate ways.
I’m sad that it’s over, but I’ll always cherish this special weekend I got to spend with my family. It’s trips like these that make summer so much fun, and I couldn’t be more thankful. Thanks for keeping up with me this summer, friends, and I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to. Talk to you soon!
This is the second in a three-part blog series documenting my travels this summer. If you’re interested in shorter, more frequent updates, follow me on Twitter or keep up with my summer hashtag #WhereIsDevon.