Monday, March 19, 2012

Branson Anniversary

 30 years!  What happens in 30 years?!  LIFE!  School, jobs, family and lots of fun!  I have been blessed to spend the last 30 years with my best friend by my side!  We decided we needed to celebrate, so - considering we have lived in Missouri for almost 25 years and never been to Branson - it was time to cross that off of our bucket list!  We figured that the last time we had been somewhere that didn't involve visiting family, having kids with us, or were there because of a work commitment - was 29 years ago!  It was time to go have some fun!  
We enjoyed some good frozen yogurt at Andy's.  Num, num!
 And - since we were so close to Arkansas - we needed to add another state to our list of places we've been.  We had to go to Arkansas twice actually, because I wasn't ready with the camera the first time we drove by - and hey - we needed proof!
 Here's some of the damage from the tornado that went through the area just over 2 weeks ago.  There were several places with 'some' damage - and a few with a 'lot' of damage - but all of the shows were up and running.

We stayed at the Gazebo Inn.  It was quaint.  We would probably choose someplace different if we went again, but hey - a hotel room is a hotel room - right?!
We were told to go to Dixie Stampede hungry - and we're so glad we did!  There was so much amazing food!  All of which we ate with our hands (except the soup did come in a bowl) - but it was SO GOOD!  The performance was a lot of fun also and we enjoyed it a lot!

 We enjoyed a couple of other shows also.
We had a lot of fun at the Presley Family Jubilee.  Good music and great comedy!

Our favorite show had to be SIX.  Six brothers who sing acapella, and even though it sounds like they have a full-on band with them - those sounds all come from them!  They do a lovely tribute to their mother who passed away in her 50's from cancer.  There are also 4 other brothers who don't perform.  LOVED this show.  I would definitely see them again.

And there are places like this all over town.  Fun places to visit - Ripley's Believe it or Not - the Titanic Exhibit and so much more.  Wonderful places to eat, Tablerock Lake, Branson Landing - we only had 2 days - I would have liked another day to play and explore.

We've promised that it won't be so long until our next vacation.  On our bucket list....?  The Black Hills; Scotland/England; and the northeast.  Of course, Hawaii would be fun as would an Alaskan cruise!

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