Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ferrell Family Vacation Road Trip 2017

We headed out on our annual family road trip on the very last day of June.

I started early trying to get all the clothes washed and packed for the trip.  Dave had to work nights the week we were leaving, and his plan was to leave Friday morning when he got off from working Thursday night shift around 6:30 in the morning.  I envisioned staying up all night packing, but sleep won out. 

We still managed to get everything loaded and ready to leave by 9:30 Friday morning.  WIN!

Waiting on Dave to join us!  We are ready to go!

We almost always stop at Waffle House to eat breakfast/lunch on the first day of our trip and this year’s road trip was no exception. 

West Point Waffle House
I never really feel like we have made any head way on our road trips until we leave the state of Mississippi.  About 2:13 p.m., we crossed the Tennessee state line, and the Ferrell Family Road Trip had officially begun.  :-D 

It was raining heavily when we pulled over to take a picture of the Tennessee road sign.  We usually get out and take a picture in front of the sign, but not in the rain!

Crossing the Tennessee river bridge into Arkansas only heightened our excitement about our first destination – Branson, Missouri.  

Dave and I had switched out driving.  

Quick take a selfie with me!
We didn’t realize that the road the GPS had sent us on had a 45 MPH speed limit!  Nevertheless, we saw some beautiful country traveling through Arkansas and the Ozark Mountains.
Starting to see some mountains!
So cool seeing where they cut through the mountains for the roads!
A huge lake!
We arrived in Missouri around 8 o’clock Friday night.  After checking into our hotel, we headed out to eat at the Steak & Shake for supper before hitting the sack.  We stayed at the Green Gable Inn in Branson, and it was a really nice motel for a reasonable price.

Silver Dollar City was on the agenda for Saturday and it opens at  9 o’clock.  I’m the kind of person that likes to get there when the place opens and stay until it closes – which makes for a long day.  Dave is not so much into spending all day anywhere except maybe in bed or on the couch!  We were so excited about going to Silver Dollar City.  We had watched several videos on youtube about the rides, and the boys were ready to get there. 

Oh the fun and excitement that Branson and Silver Dollar City has in store for . . . 
                        the Ferrell boys and me . . . .


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