Thursday, December 30, 2010

Our drive through Alabama

We left Mississippi early Thursday morning and drove all day so we could reach our destination in the middle of Florida early afternoon of Friday in time for a bible study that Chad was to speak at.  It was not really what I had in mind for Thanksgiving Day, but that is what we had to do.  I also can not say that the scenery was breathtaking the 25th of November was an uneventful day!

a gift for Mason from Chad's cousin and his wife :)

Madison being silly :)

driving through Montgomery, AL

And this sums up Thanksgiving Day.

The Memphis Zoo November 24

 Saw lots of lights and a few animals at the zoo.  The kids had a lot of fun seeing everything. 


From Blytheville, Arkansas to Memphis, Tennesse to Tunica, Mississippi

On Monday the 22nd of November, we headed to Blytheville AR to spend some time with Chad's cousin.  We had dinner at his Aunt's house and visited for awhile.  Then next day we loaded up and his cousin and his family took us to Memphis and then on to Tunica for a few nights of fun!  While we were there we went to Bourbon Street to see the sights and then to the Memphis Zoo at night to see all the Christmas lights and animals.  We had a great time with them and were glad to reconnect with family we had not seen in awhile.

Heading to Blytheville, AR

Downtown Memphis, heading to Bourbon Street

Downtown Memphis

Bourbon Street

This was where we wanted to eat....but a $50 dollars a plate we opted to eat at another place!

this was next to the hotel we stayed at

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mark Twain National Forest in MO, Nov. 22

Well from Norfolk Lake, AR we drove back into MO to see some of the Mark Twain National Forest.....we did not see much and it was not spectacular.  For the record, the night we stayed back in AR, we were supposed to stay in MO.  I typed a town in the website, and it came up with all these places.  I booked one, and then looked at the address for our navigator, and it brought up Arkansas!!!  I was a little mad, but it turned out great.  Just a lot of weaving on the border! :)  Anyway, there was not much to be seen in this little part of Mossouri, and so we headed on to Blytheville, AR where Chad's cousin lives. 

Love the old rockwork and vines growing on this house

daddy spoiled them and got the kids slushies....what a mess!

It is hard to make out but that is Entering Arkansas :) 

To Branson, MO and Norfolk Lake in Arkansas

We drove from Eureka to Branson Mossouri, and did a little shopping, and then we headed back into Arkansas to Norfolk Lake where we stayed at a great little inn that we found on the internet.  Turns out the owner had big sport fishing writers there that he was hosting, so he was busy with them, but our little suite was very nice and roomy!  The view was amazing, and we had a great time!

Branson, MO
Norfolk Lake

Norfolk Lake

The birthday day out!