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.
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.
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!