I don't think it's any big secret that my crew loves to spend a little time in Branson each year. We have vacationed there since Brooks was 10 months old. We LOVE the Marriott Willow Ridge off of Green Mountain Dr. It is tucked away, right off the strip, with a grocery store less than a mile away. We always get a family suite because it has a full kitchen, washer and dryer, and two king beds for us.
The outdoor pool is heated and SO BIG. They also have an indoor pool, kiddie pool and two hot tubs. They have fun children's activites every day, although we mostly just stick to the pool.
As you can see, I'm a fan! ;) When you have two children that are 22 months apart and so young, the idea of taking extravagant trips with them is ridiculous (in my opinion). In their little world, they don't know a difference...they just enjoy time with Mommy and Daddy.
This year, we went to Silver Dollar City on Saturday before checking in. It was so much fun. It wasn't too hot yet and all of our cousins came with us. Reese and Jack had a great time together, and Brynlee and Emma Grace were so much fun. Evie was a little trooper and hung in there as long as she could.
We checked into our hotel that evening and everybody pretty much crashed. Sunday morning, Blake, Kyndall, and Evie swam with us and ate lunch with us until they had to drive back to LR. We took naps and headed back down to the pool for the evening.
Monday, because it's tradition to go to the Disney Outlet store and Polo store for some goodies and then eat at Cantina Laredo, that's just what we did. Our little nuggets were exhausted! We barely got back to the car from lunch and they were both O-U-T.
It was such a nice little get-away. I can't wait to go back at Christmas. I'm thankful for some time to unwind and spend with my favorite people.