On day 2 of vacationing with a baby. We started our day at Dicks 5 & 10. Lots of stuff to look at and buy. Very crowded with people and items. It is with in walking distance to Branson Landing. Lots of shopping and eating in that area. We were just trying to waste some time tell Silver Dollar City opened at 1:00 pm.
After our morning outing, we went to Silver Dollar City. This was my wife and I’s umpteenth time to Silver Dollar City but our daughter actually seemed to really enjoy it, or at least the parts she was awake to see. Surprisingly she was awake most of the day. But she did start to fall asleep after the first tree lighting at 5:30pm.
Our daughter slept the rest of the night except when we had to wake her to feed her. She was a champ all day. Did not cry or fuss the entire day. She was perfectly content being held and looking at the people and the lights.
Our daughter has actually slept through the entire night. Normally, she gets up once during the night. She must like being on vacation.
So this is our first trip with our newborn daughter 4.75 months old. We were hoping for the best, but planning for the worst. Normally our daughter (Lily) is kind of inconsistent about liking her car seat. We were expecting her to sleep for a little while and wake up and want to be feed. Nope. She slept the 3 hours and 15 minutes to Springfield, Missouri. We stopped to have lunch before we went to Amigos Mexican Restaurant. It was very good and it was just down the street from Bass Pro.
This Bass Pro has an outdoor world which consists of aquariums, turtles and ducks. Recently, after several years of work opened a huge aquarium. We were going to go through the new aquarium but according to the cashier it would take about 2.5 hours to go through. We didn’t want to take chance and go through and have to feed our daughter because we are bottle feeding so we opted to go through next year.
After our few hour driving break at Bass Pro, we moved along to Branson, Mo to our hotel which was maybe another 30-45 minute drive. We checked into the Tree House Condo. We had a one room one bathroom with a kitchen. Just the right size for two adults and a toddler.
For dinner, we went to Altenhoff Inn. It’s a little German/pizza place just outside Silver Dollar City.
My wife and daughter reading the menu.
CNN released an article by Jeremy Diamond and Kevin Liptak about President Trump releasing many of the Kennedy files. Some of the documents will not be released as to not affect any current foreign relations and things like that. They will not all be released at one time. The documents are to be reviewed by Historians and other experts based on national security.
I am interested in seeing how foreign policy from the 1960’s could still affect relations today.
Only In Your State published an article about the restaurants. Council Grove is a small town but lots of character. It is your typical middle America small town. Walking/hiking trails with waterfalls. It is also a very historic town with ties to bleeding Kansas and the American civil war.