Sunday, August 13, 2017

Trip to Branson Part 1

We went to Branson last month.  My mom has a time share (yes, please roll your eyes now..I do every time I say it) so we went with them and my sister.
It was an experience.

All gassed up and ready for departure. 



We stopped for lunch at Subway.  

My mom was the victim of a fender bender, so she had a truck as a loaner.  The girls really loved it.  Arden said "Mammy Truck" the ENTIRE way there.  

The place we stayed was pretty sweet. 

It had a kitchen and everything. 

The bathroom would have been way better if we didn't have a whole mess of children with us..oh well. 

First things first.  We went to Dixie Stampede!

All the girls love horses. 

Sissy selfie during the pre show. 

It was 3 brothers that did a little blue grass stuff.  They were pretty good. 



Group photo. They seat you in stands.  And every one eats the same food..even the little ones.  It was an entire freaking chicken..and they don't give you silverware.  I suggest you bring some if you go.  


We were seated on the "North" side.  The show is a competition between the North and South.  

They had buffalo.

And super cool neon Indians that came out of the ceiling. 

Alice LOVED it!


No show would be complete without a little square dancing. 

Or southern belles with parasols. 

There was a kids chicken race. 

And a pig race. 

There was also a lumberjack portion. 

And a big finale. 

Afterwards we went back to the hotel for a swim.  The pool was pretty great.  All the girls love to swim.  
Stay tuned for the second part of the trip.  
Jessica

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

First Family Trip to Wichita Part 3

Our 3rd and final day in Wichita.

We mastered the continental breakfast.  


We headed to Tanganyika Wildlife Park.  It's a pretty great place.  It's small and you can get really close to the animals.  There are several you can feed.  

Aurora is a giraffe feeding master. 

We watched to zookeeper feed the penguins.  Apparently you can swim with them.  

Aurora fed bunnies. 

And guinea pigs. 

The babies we able to get out and about.  The liked the pigs. 



You can pet kangaroos! This was probably my favorite.  I expected them to feel like horses or cows or something, but they were velvety soft!

The little girls loved the kangaroos!

They both weren't afraid at all!

Aurora's favorite was the lorikeets.  



We spent a very long time with the lorikeets.  

There was a really nice water feature in the middle of the park .  

Aurora fed the giraffes several times. 

They have an animal nursery.  Baby penguins!

We watched the zookeeper feeding a baby jaguar.  It looks like a pretty sweet job.  

Stuffed animals for everyone!


We finally made it home. Alice likes to relax when she travels and removes her shoes every time she gets in the car.  

We've got big plans for the rest of the summer.  
Stay tuned. 

Jessica