Today’s soundtrack is eclectic and brought to you by….
- AC/DC (“You Shook Me All Night Long” courtesy of the parasailing)
- Frank Sinatra (something fabulous…also courtesy of parasailing)
- Bon Jovi’s Have A Nice Day – the whole CD
Given our anchor loss, I make a quick (defined as 1 1/2 hours) trip via Jerry’s Shuttle Service (the same one we used last year to go to Silver Dollar City) to the newest Branson Wal-Mart Super Center. I swear you can find everything there…except Hornito’s tequila. I did snag an anchor, anchor rope, two life jacket options for Mara, strawberries, peaches, 1800 tequila, cheese dip, a pair of flip flops, and some sunscreen. Oh, and cash from the ATM to pay for the cab. Everything, I tell you, everything.
Later that afternoon, the kids and I scratch an item off of their bucket list by going parasailing on the Patty Anne. The boat is named after the captain’s (former) mother-in-law whom he calls a kindred spirit that helped him start the business 15 years ago. She loved the color purple and dragons, so in addition to the name, there is a great purple dragon on the back.
|Patty Anne’s dragon|
|Up, up and away|
Not satisfied with his flying through the air under a parachute, Max decides to do a Superman impersonation when he and Mike are tandem surfing later in the day. They are trying to be all cool for a photo op (below) – and Mike falls. Max hangs on to the rope and body surfs. I am so busy yelling for him to let go that I forget to stop the boat. Good thing we’re only going about 10 mph.
Mara and I can’t stop laughing…even though we totally missed getting a pic of that. (We find out over the course of the trip that we are not great at capturing the crashes…too bad because there are some great ones.)
|Max + Mara in deep discussion|
|180 degrees, baby!|
|So cool…and then they took a dive…|