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Branson Trip with a Baby Day 3

TodAy was a little cloudier and a little rainy. Our daughter slept through the night again but was still very tired. We decided to go to the Tanger Outlets – Branson. I needed new clothes for myself and we wanted to look at baby stuff. We didn’t find any good baby stuff. But I did find new clothes. Our daughter slept most of the day. Everyone kept asking to see her and wanted to hold her. Which is great but kinda slowed us down.

We were going to try and go the Trail of Lights but our daughter was tired and tired of being in her car seat. So we opted to go to the Altenhof Inn. So we took it easy on our last day there.

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Branson Trip with Baby Day 2

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.

Branson Trip With Baby Day 1

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.

Restaurants in Council Grove, KS

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.

Creepy Hotel Stories

Ranker has published a series of scary hotel stories. Thought it would be a fun read this time of year. Happy Hunting!