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Branson Days 1 and 2 - Eating, Boating, Relaxing

Thursday Night - Branson Day 1
Than you everyone for your kind words on the Fun Facts Friday - Anniversary post! My internet is sketchy so replying to everyone is more difficult than usual. In fact, posting, blogging, anything is more difficult.

Thursday night we arrived in Branson, MO later than we had hoped because of extremely backed up traffic heading out of town. It took almost an hour to get to a town that usually takes 30 minutes. Good times my friends. Thank goodness I had my purse loaded up with protein and granola bars. I'm like a Girl Scout I swear. People make fun of how much I carry in my purse, but they will never starve, have bad breath, have a headache, migraine, messed up fingernail, get wet, or need a tissue ;-)

Anyway, we got our bags dropped off and cooler unloaded and headed to Ruby Tuesdays for dinner. It's close by and we know that I can eat from the salad bar. And I pigged out! I started with a Skinny Lavender Lemon Drop Martini. It was really quite tasty actually. I was surprised.
Jason got some mini zucchini sliders and the salad bar combo that they let us share. It probably doesn't sound like much, but trust me, we loaded our plates down at the salad bar like pros.
 

Since it was such a pleasant night, we spent the remainder of the evening sitting out on our balcony overlooking a golf course. We actually stayed up until midnight just chatting and sipping wine. Very nice start to the min-vacation.


Friday - Branson Day 2
Friday morning I got up and ran. It's VERY hilly here and not many sidewalks unfortunately. I took off the only direction I knew that had a sidewalk. Holy mother of hills folks. Yowzers is all I can say. Thankfully, the temps were below 70 and it was bright and sunny. Gorgeous. I probably got in 3 miles then I did another 1.5 on the treadmill before calling it done. Need to figure out another route if possible for tomorrow.

After I got cleaned up, we packed up the cooler with snacks and lunch fixings to take with us to the lake. We rented a boat on Table Rock Lake since we were actually here during warm weather for a change.

 

We had such a nice, relaxing time just riding around on the boat exploring the lake. We stopped in a cove to make our lunch (hummus & spinach wraps). There just something so relaxing about being on the water. Table Rock Lake is really a gorgeous lake. I'm very glad that we went ahead and spent the money for the boating day.

I will say that the sun will wear you out. Doing nothing is exhausting so we ordered pizza in (hello Pizza Friday) and ate it on the balcony. Again, nice and relaxing. Just the way a Friday evening should be in my book.


Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Running in cooler temps
  • Day on the lake
  • Just enjoying period


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