Sunday, September 29, 2013
We scheduled a quick weekend trip down to Branson with the Michel family and met up with Jaime and her new boyfriend Brett. We decided to try Silver Dollar City again now that Ledger is older and more willing to ride the rides. The weather was beautiful and we loved taking pictures of the kids amongst the fall decorations. Unfortunately, Ledger wasn't that interested in riding too many of the kid rides. He rode the kiddie coaster and liked that and then we had to bribe him to get onto the flying elephant ride with aunt Jaime (he wouldn't allow her to let the elephant FLY though). So we went back to our old faithful -- the Flooded Mine ride. We can all ride it and we like "shooting" the targets! After a while, Ledger started to warm up to the idea of rides and went with Brett and Chris on the "River Blast" ride where you ride on these rafts and everyone is armed with built-in water cannons. They had so much fun that they rode it twice and all three boys were SOAKING wet when they were done. So they decided to go ahead and ride the river rapids ride -- a true "big kid" ride. Ledger had a great time!! So just as we were getting comfortable riding the rides, the weather took a turn for the worse. Storm clouds moved in and the rain began pouring down. We found a nice sheltered table where we had snacks and planned to ride out the storm, but after an hour and the rain wasn't letting up, we bought SDC ponchos and ran for the parking lot. So our day was cut a little short, but overall we had a great time.