This weekend was a great long weekend. What a blessing it was to take some time to recharge, have fun, rest, and enjoy my family and friends.
My weekend started early because I was off work Friday. (do you hear the hallelujah chorus?!). I had made plans with my MIL Nancy to go to Branson together….which was sort of on again/off again because of Gram in the ICU. However, when Thursday rolled around, I felt comfortable leaving since we would only be a few hours away.
So after Zumba Thursday night, we headed to Branson. After a quick Chick-fil-a dinner stop in NWA, we trucked on to Branson. It’s really a second home for me. I spent a few great years during my teens living there and I just love it.
We HAD to make a pit stop by Cakes and Cream on the way to the hotel. We split an ice-cream-topped funnel cake (diet started today, don’t worry!).
Take this in: funnel cake topped with cinnamon sugar, Bunny Tracks ice cream, and hot fudge. OMG.
On Friday, we went to Silver Dollar City (SDC). I worked at SDC for two summers, and it’s just home to me. I love it love it love it.
When we entered the park, the smell of fresh baked bread was too strong and we ended up in the bakery. We split a red velvet cinnamon roll (which, tbh, could have used more cinnamon). We only made it through about half of this.
We rode a few rides (there were NO lines anywhere because of the threat of rain. And thankfully, it only sprinkled for a few minutes).
We shopped, saw some shows, and ate. OH DID WE EAT. We split everything, but we ate our way round and round the park. SDC just has amazing food. OF course we had my favorite, the family feud succotash, and this was my new favorite: fried veggies topped with chipotle.
Saturday, I helped with the Miss FreedomFest pageant in Greenwood. I was the emcee. It was fun, and I tried not to make a total fool of myself. (if you’re new to the blog because you met me Saturday- hey!)
I’m glad I wasn’t a judge. The girls were adorable.
The rest of the 4th was full. Visiting Gram, hanging with the family (Sandy and the cousins came up to visit), lunch at Chili’s with everyone, a nap, swimming, and fireworks on the Square. A great day, indeed.
Sunday was for resting and cleaning. Much needed on both fronts.
I hope you had a great holiday weekend! Did you watch fireworks? They’re my favorite part of the 4th of July!