Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Snapshots of Family Vacation in the Ozarks // June 2013

At the end of June we went with KC's family to Tan-Tar-A resort in Osage Beach, MO. This is in Lake of the Ozarks, where I had been once previously with my family and several times to the Branson/Silver Dollar City Area. 

I don't have a lot of pictures of the trip, simply because I wasn't thinking about taking a ton of pictures, but I do have a few... so here we go!

The trips usually start out with donuts, in my case donuts with chocolate icing and sprinkles (because they're the best!)

One of my favorite things about road trips through Missouri and Oklahoma is that they have a TON of antique malls and thrift stores, and we typically find some pretty good deals, and sometimes some really unique things. This trip was no exception!

Above are some fun snapshots of our antiquing in Sedalia, MO. I ended up with some cute vintage maps from the stores in this area.

There were several other things I had my eye on, the adorable turquoise bird pocket mirror ($18! yikes!), the tiny red shoes (no reason to own these... ) and the fun vintage straw handbag (not actually expensive, but I'd already paid and was on my way out the door). We found one thrift shop that had great deals though. The place wasn't very nice, but we got a couple of DVDs we'd been looking for for $2 each. Kyle picked out the game in the top left picture, it's called Rumis and is essentially 3D Blokus! He got it for $1.50, and it is really fun! 

We had lunch in the park and then made it the rest of the way to Osage Beach. We checked into our cabin on the lake and took a walking tour of the resort. It was nice and had lots of different things to do. 

Throughout the week we spent time swimming, bowling, shopping, playing mini golf and go-kart racing. Here are a few of my pictures!

Pirate's Cove was a really fun mini golf course, the bowling alley at the resort was adorable and retro, and the view from our cabin was so pretty!

We played mini golf twice, which was fun.. but also very hot. Nail Color: Alex By the Books, Nicole by OPI. Kyle gearing up to race go-karts with Kelsey and Jacob.

The bowling alley at Tan-Tar-A was so retro that we kept our own score. :) We hit the outlet mall one afternoon, which was pretty uneventful for me until we hit the Fossil store. :) I got this cute coral purse and an ipad sleeve (navy with white birds) for about $64, normally $40 each at the outlet. A few notes: I'm a sucker for Fossil, No we don't have an ipad yet...

On a funny (slightly sad..) note, the sno-cone people of the Ozarks don't have the best spelling...

One other thing that we did was take a lake cruise. It was REALLY hot that day.. and we were excited because it was supposed to be air conditioned.... however it was not. The whole time it was between 78-80 degrees F! Once we got out on the water we went out on the deck and enjoyed the breeze (on the shady side) which helped. The lake was pretty and it was fun to be on a boat! :) The tour guide over the intercom gave a real estate seminar... which really wasn't why any of us went out on the boat.. but oh well.

We also went to a couple of good restaurants Shorty Pants (cajun-American) and The Cozy Cafe (breakfast!) 

After we left Tan-Tar-A, Kyle and I headed out to Mimi and Papa's farm while the rest of the family went to Silver Dollar City. We had a nice time playing games, talking and eating with them. We got to see their garden and Mimi dug up some awesome new potatoes for us to take home! 

All in all it was a nice little break from work and moving :)

Have you ever visited the Ozarks?

All for now,


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