April 18, 2013

Branson, Missouri

First of all, we grieve with our nation over the senseless tragedy in Boston on Monday. We watched the interfaith service on television this morning and thought it was wonderful.

We think that it was Lanny from Grand Isle who said "everyone has to do Branson once." We did not know what he meant then, but we do now. Branson appears to us as a mini-Vegas, but without the gambling. There are 350 eating places and 30 theaters with over 100 shows. At least 25% of the shows are "tribute" shows -- such as a "tribute" to Neil Diamond, Elvis, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, the Eagles, Abba, etc. There are also lots of comedy and gospel music shows. At this point in our life, we have seen enough of those shows.

We are staying at the Treasure Lake Resort. It is huge, with 573 RV parking sites. In fact, it took us 40 minutes of driving around the place in our vehicle to find "just the right spot." You'd think that we would be staying for a month instead of only four days.

Parked at the Treasure Lake Resort in Branson, Missouri

Branson has only about 6,000 people, but with the tourists that must flock to this area, who knows how many people come here during the summer time. The town is built on hills, and that part is nice.
We found a relatively new area down by the waterfront (Lake Taneycomo) and spent an afternoon walking around the place.

Restaurant on the waterfront in Branson, MO

 Newly developed shopping center on the waterfront in Branson, MO

More of the waterfront

Other than that, we experienced another severe thunderstorm yesterday and last night. Just prior to the storm, the temperature was 83 degrees. Today it is 44 degrees and is expected to get down to 29 degrees tonight. Once, we have to bring out the portable heater from down below. Needless to say, there were lots of tornado watch and flood warnings again. Both of us are very tired today as we were up half the night with Chanti who doesn't exactly embrace these thunderstorms.

This was some of the fog we drove through to get here on Monday.

We are pulling out of here tomorrow and heading to another place still in Missouri. So far, the weather report predicts no rain or wind, which is a good thing.

Enjoy the life you love!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know this was a while ago. But you all got to experience the silly changing Missouri weather where it can go through all seasons in one day..lol. Those hills are called the ozarks mountains.They can be crazy at times. So sorry you were there in such a nasty weather time, cause Branson is a really nice place to visit. It's about 150 miles from myself but we get there at least every other year. My name is Mary from Missouri. Happy travels.