Today I thought I'd share a little about our Branson vacation. The view from our deck that BG is looking at isn't quite as far away as it appears in the photo.
Lots of folks say they don't like to go to Branson because of the crowds of people. I'm not into crowds, either, but I just love this area too much to let that bother me. The scenery is beautiful and the people are so friendly here. There are any number of things to do if we decide to leave our beautiful condo and of course there are a gazillion places to eat if you don't want to fix your own meals.
It's all about the food...when I'm away from home. And there are certain things I just have to have everytime we go to Branson. One is a yummy old-fashioned chocolate soda at the Hard Luck Diner where they have singing waiters. Another is a fish sandwich at Danna's. And I love the skillet bowls at Silver Dollar City.
I don't have a photo, but we also ate dinner at another favorite place, Shorty Small's. They have the best bbq ribs I've ever eaten!
Most mornings I fixed breakfast at the condo, but one morning we drove to Billy Gail's. I had heard about this place, but in all the years we've been going to Branson, we'd never been there. Boy, have we been missing out! This is such a cool place! It was a gas station at one time and they've added on to it. The rustic look inside and out is just what I love. Apparently a lot of other people love it, too, because there was a bit of a wait to get in.
The food was excellent and the prices are very reasonable. We ordered a pancake besides the usual bacon and eggs...sausage for BG...to split between us and it was bigger than the plate.
Another great meal was during a show at the Dixie Stampede. It was more than I could eat!
If you are in Branson and want to see a good show, this one is excellent. Upon arriving, you walk past the beautiful horses in their stalls and enter the building to watch the Carriage show before the main show in the arena where you are also served a 4 course meal. Fun!
We have season tickets to Silver Dollar City and always visit there each time we go to Branson. We were greeted by roosters and chickens and lots of flowers were still blooming, and they were beginning to decorate for fall.
We always stop in at the Wilderness Church. There's BG checking out the pews. It was going to be a hot day, but it was cool inside the church.
A group we enjoy seeing each visit is called the Homestead Pickers. They were playing in the pavilion this trip.
Here is a look at the kitchen in the condo where we stayed. I didn't do a lot of cooking, mainly breakfasts. Who wants to cook on vacation? Actually it was fun to cook in a different kitchen for a change.
I hope you enjoyed my little tour of Branson as much as I enjoyed looking at my photos to share with you, while remembering the fun and relaxing time we had there.
There are lots of things we want to get done before the snow starts to fly this winter. Now that we are rested up, it's time to get busy again.
We've had a few little showers since we've been home. The run to the home center had to be canceled because it rained. We were going to get some more sheets of drywall and a few other things needed to work at the other house. I'm going to start on a few things here at home as soon as I shake loose a few kitties that missed me. They have followed me from room to room. It's nice to feel so loved. lol!
Happy Thursday to you!