Enter.....SILVER DOLLAR CITY.
Mike, Hannah, Leah, Lucas, me, my Dad
Silver Dollar City is a family friendly amusement park situated in the mountains near Branson, Missouri. The thing I like about it is the absence of Looney Tune characters or any other cartoon theme. Silver Dollar City looks like an old Ozark town from the 1880's. There are shady streets and people dressed in clothing from that era. There are real craftsmen and women demonstrating their skills for the public. We stopped to see a man blowing glass and an older woman making chocolate fudge. The girls were fascinated! In addition, there are several rides throughout the park. The enormous roller coasters ended up scaring the girls and they decided, according to Leah, to ride them "when they are 12." Instead, we settled for the moderately scary rides. Including:
* The Log Ride
* The River Rapids
* Fire in the Hole! (a roller coaster in the dark)
* River Blasters
* A train ride through the park
The theme for this day was "water rides" because just about everything we rode got us extremely wet. My kids went nuts and had a blast. We also met our junk food quota for the year by consuming:
* A Cinnamon Roll
* Dippin Dots
* Kettle Chips
* Saltwater Taffy
After seven hours of Silver Dollar Fun, we packed up and headed to dinner, then home for baths and bedtime. The kids crashed hard from a very full day.
Building block towers with PaPa
Lucas + Legos = match made in heaven
Papa, Sally, Hannah and Leah
Tired and wet, but having fun!
Lucas looking out the train window
Lucas and his new friend he named "Cow Iron Giant"
This is what little brothers look like after seven hours at Silver Dollar City
Daddy removed the youngest child and now there are smiles from the two sisters
Leah and Hannah are holding their new rag dolls Sally bought them.