Saturday, April 17, 2010

Grandpa Stacy and Grandma Carol invited us to join them for vacation in Branson, Missouri last month.  What a fun-filled week we had!  It was somewhat challenging with the two younger boys, but we managed to fit in some naps and still see and do so much! 

On our last full day we went to Silver Dollar City, an amusement park with so much more than just amazing rides!  We saw a gospel music show, many craftworkers, had a train ride, had to bypass an amazing cavern tour, and smelled many delicious smells.  Levi enjoyed the little kids' section of rides so very much!  This was his first time to do anything of the sort.You might be able to catch a glimpse of  the three girls and Carol and DJ on this ship ride. Tana had fun riding with Levi.  This was the most "wild" ride I tried (as a 20 week pregnant gal).
With a sleeping Kade in the stroller, Kent and I stepped in this workshop and watched in amazement as this craftman blew a hunk of glass into a stunning masterpiece.  I wish I had a picture of the finished product.

During a rainy afternoon, we had to forego the rides.  Secretly, I was glad...because we saw some stuff we probably wouldn't have otherwise.  This was a fascinating demonstration!  DJ could have watched for hours.  The man had been making pottery since a highschooler.  All of their finished products are sold right there.

The spellbound audience (all except for Kade).

Some of the beautiful work!


Abbi said...

We have been wanting to watch somebody blow glass too. I did once when I was in the Dominican Republic but we were reading about it somewhere recently and the kids really wanted to see it done. I have no idea of anybody around here that does it though.

It looks like you had a fun trip.

Anonymous said...

Love this! Isn't Silver Dollar City a treasure? Where else can people of all ages have so much fun? We took our kids for the first time a couple years ago and we are hoping to return this fall. Thanks for sharing, Christy!

Shannon said...

Love this! It is great to see the photos and hear about your trip...I am getting excited to go on ours! Thanks again for all the information.