Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Back in Nebraska and Big Cedar Pics

Well, we are back home in snowy Nebraska after our 2 week visit in Illinois. I have been miserable with a terrible cold the past couple days. I can't wait to feel back to normal ! I did get all my Christmas put away Sunday and now have a very empty feeling house. It's kind of nice , but I also have spots that just need something. I have a list of things that I would like to get over the next few months to fill those empty places. We had a fun trip to Big Cedar Lodge. When we got there on Friday afternoon we met Grandma Dixie at the registration building and just got settled in the lodge. That evening we went down to the clubhouse to swim and have coffee. On Saturday we went to The Hard Luck Diner in Branson for lunch. It's a restaurant where the waiters and waitresses take turns singing. Actually, Jason Yeager , a top 20 finalist on American Idol a couple of seasons ago works there. After lunch we went back to Big Cedar and looked around the gift shop, played miniature golf, took a walk ( it was 70 degrees that day ! ) and stopped by the coffee shop before taking the bus back to the lodge. The kids rested a bit while Papa cooked some hot dogs out on the grill. After dinner it was back to the clubhouse to swim again. We weren't ready to go home Sunday morning. Patriot really wanted to just move to Big Cedar. :-) We all love it there. Here are some pictures for you ~
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The coffee shop







Playing miniature golf with Papa




The Registration Building Inside the Registration Building




Lunch at the Hard Luck Diner in Branson



The stables

Taking a walk

21 comments:

Karen said...

Janae, what fun trip!
Loved the pictures. Branson is so beautiful but I've only seen it in pictures and we live probably less than 8-9 hours away. One of these days.
Karen

everyday mom said...

I can't wait to go in Feb with mum and dad. I hope the hard luck diner is open last time we went in winter it was closed. I have your cold now, it is miserable, I feel like my head will just explode. Hope you feel better soon. We will miss not seeing you guys for a while.

Kath said...

Hi Janae-
Those pictures are so wonderful, everything is so gorgeous...what a beautiful spot to visit!
I'd LOVE to go some day...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Thanks for sharin'!

hugs-Kath

~Beth~ said...

Sounds like you and your family had a wondeful time Janae!

I hope you feel better soon!

basketsnprims said...

Janae, Glad you are back. Your posts are always so fun. I enjoyed the pictures of your trip. Looks like it was just wonderful. Hope you get feeling better.

Pam

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Janae, looks like a wonderful trip. I hope you feel better and back to normal soon.
Teresa

Lauren said...

Looks like a great trip! I'm glad you all had a nice time...the pictures were beautiful! Hope you get to feeling better soon:)

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Looks like a neat place to visit, Janae!

Janene said...

Looks like a wonderful getaway!!
I'm sorry to hear you weren't feeling 100%.
Thank you for sharing such great pictures!

Linda said...

I am sorry you are feeling so sick and I hope you feel back to normal soon. What a great trip! I hope to make it there someday myself!!

hugs, Linda

Colleen said...

What a fabulous family trip! Loved the photos ...

I hope you're feeling better!

Laurie and Chris said...

Wow It sounds like you had a wonderful time on your vacation.

Hope you feel better soon.

oldetymemarketplace said...

Your great pictures makes me want to visit someday!
Hope you feel better soon!
Beth

Anonymous said...

What a great trip. Love your photos..thanks so much for sharing.
OOhh, that coffee shop is adorable.
luv Ann.xx

Carrie said...

Hello Janae!! I just wanted to come by and tell you THANK YOU!!

First for coming by and entering my giveaway!! I appreciate it and wish you luck!!

Secondly, a few weeks ago when you first posted about Big Cedar all the bells and whistles went off. I had been researching Branson for our upcoming family vacation and after seeing your post, I knew Big Cedar was the place!!

So...I am glad to tell you we will be going there during the kids Spring Break!!

And to make it even better...my BIL is retired military and belongs to the Armes Forces Vacation Club and was able to get us a room (with full kitchen, etc.) for the whole week in the Wilderness Club for more than half off what we were going to pay for a room in the Falls Lodge for only 3 nights!!

I am SO excited!! This will be our first trip to Branson..any suggestions on places to eat of things to do!?!?!?

THANKS AGAIN!!!! Carrie♥

LisaJanelle said...

What part of Nebraska do you live? I am from Nebraska also...check out my blog....Loved your pictures and sharing!....

LisaJanelle
www.warmheartcozyhome.typepad.com

ohiofarmgirl said...

Looks like a lot of fun....how war it was there. We are freezing here but I guess it is winter so I should be used to it by now. Dianntha

AnnaSam said...

Janae
It looks like you had a wonderful time! Hope your feeling better and have a blessed day!
Juanita

Anonymous said...

Go check out Branson vacation! That place is fun and exciting.

Dev said...

There are some really great Branson shows if you hadn't seen any!

Anonymous said...

Are you bored and don't know where to go for your next vacation? Then check out Branson vacation and see what it has to offer!

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