My Christmas gift this year was a long weekend trip to Branson. This photo was taken just a few miles out. I thought I'd share a few of the highlights of our visit and photos, not in any particular order.
The weather was very nice, although it turned cloudy Sunday when we went to Silver Dollar City.
We both love seeing the park decorated for Christmas. The lights on the trees and buildings are fabulous.
It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself. ~Charles Dickens
I don't think I would like to do without our modern conveniences, but the old buildings and the old-fashioned ways of long ago fascinate me. Life was undoubtedly hard then, but it was a simpler time.
We stopped in to listen to the Homestead Pickers at the cabin on the left. They were entertaining as always.
We didn't get a carriage ride, but it would have been fun!
We drove past the Dixie Stampede on the way to the downtown area. I just had to stop in at Dick's 5 & 10. Later that Saturday night, we met our son and L and her kids for a visit. They were down for the weekend also. We were invited to eat pizza with them, but I had my heart set on Shorty Small's for the best bbq ribs I've ever eaten. Yum! And yes, I had room left for cinnamon ice cream and apple dumplings the next day at SDC. Double yum!
All too soon, it was time to pack up and head back home. It was a fun trip. Now it's time to finish up the little bit of wrapping, cleaning house...does that ever end?...and prepping some of the food for Christmas Day. We'll have snacks and a light supper Christmas eve. Are you ready? It's almost time!
I haven't been able to do as much blog visiting as I'd like the past few weeks, even months. Thank you to my blog friends who have stayed with me all this year as it's been such a busy one. Hopefully, next year will be quieter!
In case I don't get a chance to visit before then, I'd like to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas!