Thursday, August 6, 2009

5-Day-Super-Extravaganza-Anniversary Celebration

We had SUCH an amazing time on our anniversary trip!  It was awesome :)  On our way out of town we stopped at Busick State Conservation Area.  Neil wanted to check it out and see if it would make a good camp site in the future.  It was a really nice day and a beautiful park.  Neil got some really nice pictures!

We ended up going on about a 4 mile hike!  It was intense, uphill and down with a very rock terrain! 

For lunch we stopped by this little creek and waded in the cool water.  It feel so good on our hot tire feet.  We had packed a nice picnic and Neil gave me a sweet anniversary note.  How romantic!

We had the camera all set up to take this lover's shot, when suddenly I looked down and saw a crawdad!  Right in the water by my feet!  I scooted WAY back and yelled for Neil who was setting the timer on the camera!  He came running into the shot for the picture, oblivious to my yells about the crawdad!  When he finally saw what I was yelling about, he said it was too little to worry about and to just pose for the picture!  I on the other hand was too worried about my little toes getting pinched to pose for a picture!
Here is the result of that:

When we finished our hike we headed down to Branson, checked into our hotel and got rested and cleaned up for a big evening.  We went to dinner at Chili's and then to the Shepherd of the Hills play!  

By this time, Neil's knee was injured from our big hike and he had to hobble all over the Shepherd theatre, poor guy!  He still had a good attitude anyway :) 

The set of the Shepherd of the Hills is outside and they had livestock and a HUGE fire in one of the scenes!  Before the play started they had giant bullfrog races!  The audience was invited to get a frog and be the first to get their frog to jump outside of this big circle!  It was so funny!


Anonymous said...

this is soooo funny! I laughed out loud. Dad came running to see what I was laughing about. You guys are so fun. MoM

jonsimzy said...

I am pretty sure we need to do frog races every week at the Barbarian TG!!!