Off to Branson We Go: Day 1...

Scott's brother and sister-in-law live in Northern Arkansas and so a nice meeting spot is Branson.  Scott's parents generously share their timeshare points and got us a 3 bedroom condo and away we went.  Scott's parents drove down the night before to our house and then we all started out early.  We found this little caboose to have a picnic by somewhere in the middle of Missouri.  It was a tad windy but nice to let the littles run their pent up energy off before the last 2 hours of the trip.  We arrived to Branson by 2:30pm (Thanks to my prodding to get on the road early!).  I hate wasting a whole day driving if I can help it, and it worked out well as this was the nIcEsT day of the trip with temps in the upper 60's!
We met Scott's brother and sister-in-law at a mini golf place and all enjoyed getting into the competitive spirit...afterwards we spoiled our dinner (as you are allowed on vacation) and introduced everyone to a frozen yogurt bar, Cherry Berry!

We finished off the evening at a BBQ restaurant that was ranked high on trip advisor (it never fails us :) and then played some crazy rummy after the kiddos went to bed.   It was a great first day on vacation!