Sunday, July 27, 2008

Vacation #2

We returned Friday afternoon from Vacation #2. Todd parents took us and his brother down to the Ozarks (Osage Beach) for 3 nights. We had a wonderful time but after all the traveling, it sure is good to get back to our own beds, bathrooms, routines, etc!! We stayed in the most gorgeous 3 bedroom condo down there. It was beautiful. Here's the view of the lake from our deck.

Here's some of the kitchen, living room area.
It had a cool splash play area for the kids and a lazy river. The boys LOVED it.
There was also this beautiful zero entry pool with a waterfall.

The boys liked swimming back behind the waterfall and sitting on the bench back there.
This was part of the lazy river.

You can't walk past these crazy wooden stand-ups and not pose!We did go-karts 2 nights in a row. Drew was able to drive at the one place with an adult and at one of the other places, he got to drive by himself. It was very hard for old mom to see her big guy driving a go cart around the track all by himself. He did very well though, I have to say I was impressed. Uncle Scott teased him quite a bit though!

After attempting to go to Fantasy World Caverns and discovering they were closed, we hit Bridal Caves. It was fun (and very cool!). We're big cave lovers. Here Aiden posed in one area of the cave.

Can you see what Drew is pointing at?? Yep, we had to walk right under that BAT to go down one of the tunnels in the cave. Blech.

We hit Miner Mike's one day. They have a HUGE maze/play area, mini bumper cars, a little roller coaster and mini ferris wheel as well as tons of cool arcade games. The boys were in heaven. Here Noah snags the front seat of the roller coaster.
Aiden on his first roller coaster ride. Drew is trying to avoid getting his pictures taken in the back seat. He hates the camera these days.
We all know Aiden is addicted to lions. We passed this place that sold giant sculptures and they had 3 different lions so we let him pose with them all. In this picture, Todd took off his shirt, thinking he would look more cool and manly posing on the lion. Aiden was pretty excited.

You have to watch this video if you want a good laugh. Todd's brother Scott was playing the "Milk Bessie" game. You had "milk" each one as it lit up. Scott took it pretty seriously and was very intent. I laughed until I cried.

We were at an ice cream place and they had music playing on the loudspeaker. Aiden just started dancing to it and we were cracking up.

Last but not least, video of Aiden on his first roller coaster ride!


Sandra Carvalho said...

Oh wow!So much fun!Loved the pics and the videos!
Hey Kelly I've tagged you in this tag about breakfasts around the world.
Have a nice day girl.

Mom said...

Glad the rains missed you there.that condo is gorgeous! It looks like the boys had a blast!

Sandra Carvalho said...

It's me again!I've got an award for you mate!

Beth said...

That condo looks amazing. My kind of place to stay:) Glad you had a good time! Now back to reality:)

Weber said...

Great pictures - looks like you guys had so much fun!!

Kellan said...

Wow, Amy - what a great place - great trip!

Take care - Kellan

Deb said...

How blessed are you to have such a wonderful family!?! Love looking at all your pics. So glad you've had an awesome summer. :)

Aunt Cindy said...

That condo is AMAZING...much nicer than my house. Looks like everyone had a great time, and you are so lucky to have family vacations that your kids will remember for a lifetime. Mine used to ask me why we didn't vacation with the Wegs', but yours will have vacation memories from both families.