We left White Water Park in Branson about an hour before closing. I wanted to beat the rush to the changing rooms as I was having visions of standing in a long line in hot, humid bathroom with five exhausted children. We found a nearby Steak & Shake. Jason must have been feeling really good after a day of sleeping on the trip up there (with a migraine) because he bought all the kids huge shakes and then decided he wanted to explore Branson.
Jason drove to Table Rock State Park. The sun was just beginning to go down and the lake was breathtaking. Several couples and families had brought their picnic lunches to eat overlooking the lake.
But Jason had spotted a trail and wanted to explore. We walked down the trail a little while when I realized there was no end in sight. Mean old mom put an end to the exploring, but after a day at the water park and driving all day the day before, I was completely done in. Reluctantly everyone turned back. I was thankful we did, because as we walked to the van we found the trail map. It is 2.2 miles long! It goes by the landing near Silver Dollar City’s Branson Belle Showboat. There is also the Dewy Short Visitor Center at the park. If we make it back to Branson, I’d love to spend more time here.