All of us who went are Todd's parentals (Phyllis and Wiley), Todd, Graham, Drew, Jonah, Noah, Rachel (Graham's girlfriend) and me. That's nine total.
It's interstate driving until right outside of Conway, then it's country mountain roads the rest of the way in. We stopped in a little town called Damascas and had the best Mexican food ever. We had dinner there Sunday night and finally arrived in Branson at about nine. We unpacked the cars and got everyone all settled in, and then we started having our fun. Actually, I went to bed soon after we unpacked because I was beat.
The house we were in sounds huge, and while it does sleep a lot, it's not as big as it sounds. It's three floors with two rooms up top (one with a queen bed, and one with a king), one room with a king bed on the ground floor, and one bedroom in the basement with two twin beds. All of us had beds except for Graham, and he slept on a pull out couch on the ground floor. Rachel and I shared the basement room.
Isn't it cute? This was us Saturday as we were about to leave.
On Monday, we stayed at the house and enjoyed the pool. All day, pretty much. I made dinner for us all that night, and then we swam more and enjoyed the hot tub after dinner.
We all loved the patios here this year. I had my quiet time there the first morning and caught up on bible reading and worked on memorizing Romans 12. This lighthouse is by the pool.
On Tuesday they all went to Silver Dollar City, and I stayed at the house. My back was hurting really bad and Todd and I both thought that walking up all those hills at the park would be bad for it, so to my delight, I had a day alone. (I'm not kidding, I am a major introvert.) I did get out once to go buy a new swim suit and then I came back and swam for a couple of hours. That night we ate dinner at Steak and Shake and had custard from Andy's as a treat afterward.
Also, I had a really sweet quiet time that morning, and I loved reading these verses again. They're some of my favorite.
Wednesday was my favorite day. We went to Top of the Rock and rented ATV's and rode down a mountain trail.