Friday, July 17, 2015

Lake of the Ozarks vacation

We've been busy!  Right after our last camping trip, we hopped in the car and headed down to the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri for a week-long vacation.
 Apparently I'm the overprotective mom......

Grams and Gramps (and Buddy and Goldie the dogs) were there for the first few days, and then we were on our own for the end of the week.  It was H-O-T and H-U-M-I-D, so we enjoyed boating and tubing in the early morning and evening hours.  During the day we checked out some of the tourist attractions (including a helicopter ride!) and jumped into the lake whenever we got too hot!  Later on in the week we braved the heat (with our frogg toggs) and went geocaching in the Missouri State Parks around the area!

 Yep- even on a boat she's reading, reading, reading...

 Kolachi really enjoyed the boat rides.  She did NOT enjoy the part where her people jumped in the water to swim or tube.  That was NOT cool, and she was very nervous until everyone was back in one spot.

Helicopter pilot?  Maybe?  Both kids really enjoyed their rides!

Doing touristy things.... like old time photos.  You wouldn't believe the negotiations that went on before this image was snapped.  I think I owe the kids $2,000 worth of LEGOES or something like that.... 

Geocaching-- we found three or four caches- :-)

 One of our DNF (Did Not Finds) was pretty interesting, though.....look who we DID find! (see armadillo below!)

 We also found deer ticks.  Yep.  LOTS of deer ticks.  Sigh.....

At TaTonka State Park-

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