...like a month ago...
(where does the time go?)
we took a little family vacation over spring break.
Our destination: Branson, Missouri.
This wasn't just any vacation.
This was a vacation on a dime!
We pinched pennies and saved our nickles and dimes...and any "extra" cash we came upon. This included some birthday money, extra babysitting money, money from selling used clothing on www.forsaleit.com (check it out today!)...anywhere we could save, we did! We also planned out our vacation meals and scoured the internet for tourist deals. It made this vacation seem extra rewarding!
Here's how it all went down:
The BIG treat of our vacation was a day at Silver Dollar City. We hunted for deals quite awhile before finally catching an online deal right on their website. It was perfect!
All of Cloe's dreams came true as this lady painted a special parasol for her.
We all took a ride on the train and enjoyed a little show.
The sunset was beautiful over Table Rock Lake!
We were also able to score some great tickets to the amazing Dixie Stampede for *free*! Because we were enjoying our condo stay so much, we decided to look into the cost. For just a couple of hours, we were wooed by the beautiful accommodations available...but not wooed by the price! Maybe someday! The tickets were a gift just for looking into a timeshare.
One rainy day, we took a scenic drive down to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. What a beautiful little town! We definitely want to explore more there someday!
Our last night, we headed into Branson for one last look (a tornado had ripped through town right before we were there) and enjoyed Andy's Frozen Custard!
We also enjoyed a treat on the last morning from a local bakery...a fresh Bear Claw with our coffee!