Thursday, July 28, 2016

Branson Surprise

Last weekend Jesse and I went to Missouri to surprise my mom for her birthday. I'd been emailing with my dad to get everything set up and boy did we surprise her! I texted her a picture of their view of the lake, which totally caught her off guard. Then we showed up at their door :)

The weekend was nice and relaxing since we didn't really have anything planned. Morning coffee on the deck was great, especially when we had a tortie neighbor friend show up :)
The second day we were there we went out for an awesome breakfast, then went out on Table Rock Lake. We floated in the water and saw a few sites. We ended the day with a small car show.

 
The second day we thought we would hit up another car show in Springfield. There were only about 8 cars there, so we had to find something else to fill our time until supper! We decided hit up some yard sales, which is something my parents have started to enjoy in their retirement :) We found a cheap set of golf clubs perfect for the air boat and I found a couple nice baskets that will work great at craft shows.

In all our driving around, we came across this fun bicycle "fence" and awesome mailbox :)

Then we headed to Bass Pro to see the new exhibits and do a little shopping. My favorite was this guy with heart-shaped antlers :)



We ended our stay with a bang! We all rode the Ferris Wheel that is new to the Branson area. The cool part was, it's the same Ferris Wheel that Jesse and I rode in Chicago last September! They got a new one in Chicago and moved the old one to Branson! It was fun riding at night and seeing all the lights!

Then my mom and I rode the Ozark Mountain Sky Coaster. This is something we'd done several times when we used to vacation there when I was a kid. We decided it had been 18 years since we had ridden it last! They take you up 100' in the air, you pull the rip cord and fly. And I screamed...The.Entire.Time! It was a thrill, but I think I'm good for another 18 years...lol!

It was a great weekend away and I'm so glad we pulled off the surprise!

16 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a fun weekend, and what a nice surprise for your mom! For some reason, I thought you lived near her. You packed a lot of activities in--I want to scream just thinking about that Sky Coaster!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, my mom was here helping me last fall for 3 months, so that could be why...lol. And they do visit quite often. They only live about 6 hours away, so not too far.

      Delete
  2. What a nice looking lake! It's funny you rode the same Ferris wheel in a new location. I went on a Ferris wheel in Australia over a year ago, but we decided against the one in Singapore because it was super absurdly expensive. I'd have been screaming the whole time on that other ride, too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was actually really surprised at how inexpensive it was to ride this both places. Chicago was only $8 and since it's new in Branson, it was $12 there.

      Delete
  3. How fun to surprise your mom like that! She must have loved it! The bicycle fence is awesome. They all look vintage too which makes it even cooler. That is so neat that you guys got to go on the same ferris wheel in a different location. That is about the extent of amusement rides I would do at my age now. I used to love those wild and crazy ones like that dropping one!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sounds like a great weekend packed with fun! I didn't know the ferris wheel was now down there. How cool! Okay, I have to know, golf clubs perfect for the air boat? I'm so missing the connection. I don't get it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lol...they're just old and very used. So they're perfect for a sandbar....or if one floats down the river, which might have happened in the past :)

      Delete
  5. I'm glad that you were able to pull off the surprise and that you had such a fun weekend! It's so funny that the old Chicago Ferris wheel is now in Branson. I'm glad it's up and running and that you were able to ride it. I would be screaming on the sky coaster, too, ha.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That would've been such a nice surprise :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. All of that looks like so much fun! Except the drop, nooooo I'm horribly afraid of heights! :P haha

    ReplyDelete
  8. I had no idea Branson got our old Ferris wheel from Navy Pier! So cool! And what an awesome surprise for your mom. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. What an awesome surprise! Sounds like you all enjoyed a fun weekend! I LOVE the mailbox! I would love to go on a Ferris wheel at night, but not on that flying thingy ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. you are brave! I don't think I could pull the rip cord. Sounds like you had such a fun surprise weekend with you mom and I bet she so enjoyed you coming to see her!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have to admit, my mom pulled the cord!

      Delete
  11. I bet your mom loved her surprise and getting to spend the weekend with you. It sounds like a you all had a great time together!

    ReplyDelete
  12. That lake is beautiful! How lucky are your parents to get to see that all the time! And you guys are so cute--great photo of the two of you! I haven't ridden a roller coaster in probably 20 years and that's just fine with me lol. I used to love them as a kid, but the last time I rode one (in high school I think), I felt like I had whiplash the next day from all the jerking around. I can't imagine what it would do to me now haha. :)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by!
I love your comments!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...