Monday, December 20, 2010

Sights and lights of Branson

Before Thanksgiving, we went to Branson, MO for a little Hooker family vacation.

We saw a the Chinese Acrobats do amazing things.

We went to Silver Dollar City and enjoyed the artisans, lights, and rides. The park was full of hustle and bustle but we found rides that were just the right size for Hannah Kate. Daniel got to enjoy a grown up ride, too. We watched a parade of lights and the lighting of the Christmas tree in town square.

Look closely to see Daniel and Hannah Kate spinning around.

Reed enjoyed it so much she needed a little nap.

We also went to the Butterfly Palace, which was basically an atrium filled with plants and butterflies. It was early in the morning and there was a storm heading our way, so the butterflies weren't moving around too much (so they said), but we did find a few and enjoyed hunting for them.

Hannah Kate was asked to release a couple of them into the room. She wasn't sure about tossing them out of their cup at first but after the first two, she wanted to throw them all up and watch them fly.