For our first stop in Branson, we decided to check out the fish hatchery near the dam. Abbie absolutely loved it and didn’t want to leave when it was time to go.
(Checking out the big trout with Grandpa.)
(I just love it when she actually leaves a hat on. This one stayed on for a few minutes before I was carrying it.)
The highlight of this stop for Abbie was feeding the geese. (I LOVE her face in the first picture!) She wasn’t too sure and didn’t want to get too close, but she actually let them eat out of her hand once or twice and then talked about “Goose bite you” for the rest of the day. If you’ve never fed a goose, it does feel kinda funny.
We decided to go back and get more food for the geese. Abbie and I coaxed this one over and she liked throwing little tiny pieces of food at it. She has surprisingly good aim for a 2 year old.
When we were done feeding the geese for the second time, we got back up by the fish pools just in time to watch them feed the trout! It was pretty neat to see. Abbie liked picking up all the tiny pieces of food that didn’t make it in to the pool and throwing it in for the fish.