The original plan had been to meet in Branson to go see the lights at Silver Dollar City the Saturday after our Polar Express ride. As the weekend got closer, the weather looked like it would be uncooperative so that was cancelled and the rain did move in Friday night in Branson. Unfortunately, while Branson had rain, they were talking about ice for Springfield (~30 miles from Branson) and north. We weren't sure what the roads would be like for heading to Cole Camp but thankfully while the trees and grass were covered with ice, the roads were good and we didn't actually hit freezing until 10 miles from Brad's Mom and Dad. Everybody arrived Saturday night and the cousins had fun getting reacquainted. On Sunday, we opened gifts and then the kids played Monday before heading home Christmas Eve.