This past Saturday we woke up early.. around 5:30 to get going on our trip to Springfield Missouri.. it is near Branson Missouri, but much less crowded according to Uncle Mike and Aunt Judy who treated us to this weekend. Devin had just finished finals so it was really nice to get out of town and spend time with family even if it was too short. Staying in a hotel is so fun for Devin and I, maybe because the beds don't squeek every time I have to roll from my left to my right or the 10 times I have to get up every night to empty my pregnant bladder, that and cable tv.! Being poor is so fun, we are very easily entertained. Aunt Judy and Uncle Mike treated us to an Animal Safari, dinner, a tour of the bass pro shop and a nice night in a hotel... I wish it was longer....Anyway, here is Cache eating his breakfast on the way to Springfield.
I really didn't know what I was getting into when they told us we were going to drive through an animal safari.. I couldn't help but think, this would only be allowed in Missouri...
I also didn't realize just how strongly they meant it when they said " Watch out for the Camel."
I haven't laughed this hard for a LONG time when the camel was basically fighting with devin, paper bags ripping and flying, Devin physically fighting with the camel to not eat his clothes and get him out of the truck window.. aaah man.. I wish I could explain just how funny and shocking and scary all at the same time.
I felt like a bit of a pansy because of how scared I was of these animals, especially the huge buffalo.. and the giant birds that would just shove their head right into your face.. I really didn't like those birds,, but the car ahead of us, were brave.. I thought.. then I realized they maybe brave wasn't the right word, but foolish would be a good substitute. They literally had a water buffalo half way into their little car..and then this happened. look at their rear view mirror! After that, they rolled their windows up and drove through the rest of the park.. They also had a petting zoo we walked through,, Devin made some friends.. He is so gross and so proud of it..
All those wild animals wore us out, and so we went back and napped at the hotel and then we were treated to another dinner at OUTBACK..by Uncle mike and Aunty Judy.. Is this becoming a a tradition? :) If so we wouldn't mind at all.. Then we went and toured the GIGANTIC Bass Pro Shop.. In all honesty I thought it would be similar to the giant Cabelas in Lehi Utah,, which is amazing.. but this place was probably a good 7 or 8 times bigger and actually half of it was closed for remodeling. It was AMAZING! They even had ducks and pheasansts..alive walking around the displays.. it was really fun. We took this video of Cache as we were trying to leave the bass pro shop..He has always been into playing the air guitar, but now it seems to be second nature for him.. he played it all the way through the store and then found a stage on these rocks. Oh man he is fun. We almost didn't make it out of their with several toy rifles and fishing poles.. we settled for an awesome bag of kettle corn instead.
We Ended the day with a dip in the Hotel swimming pool. Cache and Devin did this game forever, which they called "water bird." I'm not sure which one made the name up, but every time Cache would fly into the air he would yell "Waater Bird!" Seriously 15-20 minutes of this.. Devin is truly young at heart or just really determined to grow bigger biceps.
Who wants to argue with me that these two aren't the cutest boys they've ever seen.
I am kicking myself, because I didn't take any pictures of Aunt Judy and Uncle Mike.. man that really bugs me. I guess I'm self absorbed..sorry. Thanks you so much for the the wonderful weekend Aunt Judy and Uncle Mike! We had a blast.