Last weekend we headed south to the Ozarks with my family. This was the first time we've been on a family vacation together in many years! We had a great time and the kids loved it! Highlights were the waterpark, go-karts and visiting a cave. If your looking for a fun place to go with an easy drive I would recommend Lake of the Ozarks!
There is NO sleeping in on vacation with this little princess! Allison was up bright and early every day, and here she is ready for dad to get up and start the day!
Grandma picked up these water toys before the trip. They were very tipsy in the water but perfect for hallway racing in the hotel. :)
Day two was spent at the water park. The kids loved it!
I liked this park because it wasn't to big, yet it had different area's for different kids age groups. Here's Ethan in the bigger kids area crossing the lily pads.
Ready or not here I come, Auntie Ang!
Allison did great and even hung out with other people besides me.
Being a true Dutchmen we figured out it would be cheaper to do a group birthday party, at the water-park. Since Amelia turned 7 that week it worked out perfect!
They even put her name on the sign. She felt very special. :)
The fun didn't end that day, after the water park was go-karts. Everyone enjoyed this, except Anton. He thought the ride was a little rough, or maybe Grandma is a scary driver. :) I think Ang ended up winning, but that depends on who you ask.
Family picture at the Go Kart track.
To much fun for one day says Anton!
The great debate was whether to rent a boat or take a boat tour. We opted for the tour since we had several little ones. It was a slow ride and the kids were bored. I thought it was fine, because I enjoy looking at houses. But if I had to do it over I would pass on the tour and rent a boat and just go out before the big boats start making waves.
Aw, what a nice bunch. :)
Tan-tar-a the place we stayed at has a few pools this one has a water slide and we put it to good use!
Elijah all geared up in his protective swimming attire.
Anton wouldn't have anything to do with Uncle Alex at the beginning of the trip but it didn't take long and they were best buds.