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Branson Visit

 Steve got off work a little early on Friday and we drove to Branson to spend the night.  When we got there, it was pouring down rain.  Almost like a flood.  There was a break in the rain, so Steve dropped us off at the Landing mall so we could walk to Joes' Crab Shack. I would have walked five miles in the pouring rain to get there.  I LOVE that place!  They told us the wait would be an hour and twenty minutes.  The girls were hungry and at their breaking point.  We sat on a bench and waited an hour and twenty minutes exactly.  The girls had several breakdowns.  We had to wait there because of the heavy rain and lightening.  Then, we waited an hour on our food because they were so busy.  BUT,  I had THE BEST meal of my life!!!!  Worth the wait!  I got the Fireside steam bowl.  BEST THING EVER!  It was sausage, potatoes, corn, King crab, snow crab and shrimp in the worlds most flavorful seasoning that had a smoked grill taste to it!  But, then again it was 9:30 when our food came, so anything would have been great.
We spent Saturday at Silver Dollar City.  We got there early and beat the heat and crowded rides.  We had a really fun time!

Steve was such a good sport to ride the frogs with the girls.  I can't ride them because they make me lose my stomach.  I hate that dropping feeling.  SK rode her first roller coaster with Steve.  She was so proud of herself, but I think it was a one time thing for her.
I am glad to be home, but thankful for a great time together!


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