This year we got to do Thanksgiving TWICE! Once at Grandma Jane’s house on November 18th (yes, a bit early on purpose), and then again on Thanksgiving Day in Arkansas at Grandma Shirley’s house. Both dinners were awesome! Leftovers were awesome too!
On Wednesday, Nov 22nd, we headed north toward Arkansas, but made a stop in Dallas to have lunch with my pal Charles Deitrick. We chowed down at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Dallas.
Then headed north to a Hotel in Durant, OK for the night.
Then off we go to Harrison, Arkansas…and arriving just in time to eat!! What a deal.
The next day we head north to Branson, Missouri for a great day at Silver Dollar City. Thanks, Tiffany, for the comp tickets!! Saved us a fortune. I took Ivy and Broc and we spent about 7 hours in the park. It was their Christmas season, so there were millions of lights on trees and buildings. It was stunning! All of the rides were open as well (except for the river and log water rides), so we rode lots of stuff including the Thunderation. Ivy and Broc both rode it, but that is as daring as they’d get. I had to ride the big rollercoasters by myself.
The weather was perfect all day, and the kids were both very well-behaved and content with just about anything I said to. The only drawback to the day was waiting in long lines. It was near record attendance at the park with about 22,000 people (the record is 24,000).
Holly and mom went to Branson as well, but they went to the Showboat Branson Belle. They claim to have had a really good time.
After a good night’s sleep and some great leftovers for breakfast, we hit the road to return to Texas. But first stop along the way was Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The town itself is very quaint and interesting, but the Crescent Hotel is interesting all to itself. Supposedly, it is haunted, so we decided to go do a little amateur ghost hunting.
A brief stop in Fayetteville, Arkansas to see Jennifer and Riley, and we even went to see the new movie “Coco” together. We went to a theater with reclining seats! That’s the first time I’ve seen that. I have to say it was quite comfortable. I like it!! I hear there is a theater like that somewhere in Houston. I’ll have to find that.
Then back we go to Houston with an overnight stay in Dennison, OK. The last few hours of driving were torture, but aren’t they always? We made it home safe and sound.
Here’s a video of the trip!Share on Facebook