Ok, so I am finally getting around to telling you all about our vacation to Branson. We went in the middle of last week. I think this was a good thing because it was less crowded than the weekend. However, it is still summer so it was still busy. Does that make sense? Anyway, we started off down at the landing where there are lots of shops and a big Bass Pro Store. This is where we split up. Hubby and son to Bass Pro and myself and daughter to the other shops. ;) We weren't there very long so we didn't do any major shopping. I picked up a couple of books and my daughter spent some of her birthday money on some perfume. Hubby picked up the trout tags he would need for fishing the next day and a few other supplies. Then it was off to the motel to check in. After stowing our stuff, we headed to a late lunch / early dinner at Charlie's Steakhouse.
|We had to share our room with the kayaks. Got a bit crowded but you do what you gotta do.|
|Charlie's. Not a very good picture. But the place was full of rustic, antique items. Way cool.|
The next morning, we loaded up the kayaks and I dropped my hubby & son off up at the top of Taneycomo Lake. They spent the day floating and fishing the lake. It is really like a big river.
|My son getting ready to push off.|
|Here is what we ended up with.|
(PS. this wallet is for sale if anyone is interested.)
After doing our shopping in the heat, we decided (my daughter begged) to go back to the motel and swim. We did that for a bit and then got cleaned up and ready to pick up the guys. We had plans that night to go see Noah the Musical at the Sight and Sound Theater. After a mad rush to pick them up, let them get cleaned up and a quick bite to eat, we made it to the play. We had dinner at a really great pizza joint called Luigi's.
|The pizza is good but their House Italian Salad Dressing is to die for.|
The next day, our last, we had to go to one of those 90 min. sales presentations where the travel companies try to
When that was over, it was time to head for home. We were all a little tired and the money had pretty much run out. We did stop at a used book store and Andy's Frozen Custard in Springfield on the way home.
This may seem long but believe me, this is the Cliff's Notes version. I took a lot of pictures. I will leave you with just a few of the more scenic ones.
|One of the shows had this King Kong on the side of the building.|
|Another attraction that we didn't go see.|
|The museum shaped like the Titanic|
|Lake Taneycomo with the dam for Table Rock Lake in the distance.|
|Overlooking Branson from the other side of Taneycomo Lake.|
|Taneycomo Lake where my guys floated. See, it looks more like a big river.|
|Hubby & kids getting the low down from one of the local fisherman.|
Have a blessed day,