Friday, September 13, 2013

Road Trip: Branson, MO

My parents invited Ole Boy and me to join them in Branson.  We’d never been, and we do like to a good road trip, so off we went.


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Ole Boy...No, we didn't ride to Branson in this cute little jeep.

Did you know if you plan a Branson trip from the Shoals just right, you can hit two Lambert Café restaurants?  Yes, I’m here to tell you I caught a couple of them throwed rolls.   You’ve never been to Lambert's?   You don’t know what you are missing!  The name of their website is "throwed rolls."    www.throwedrolls.com.    

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This was the largest hibiscus I had ever seen!  Beautiful!
In Silver Dollar City...reminds me of my mother.
Branson is a long drive from here…approximately 8 hours, and I don’t know that it was exciting enough (for me) to go again.   We did enjoy it, but you know how I love the Great Smoky Mountains…the Ozarks are no comparison, and neither is Branson to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg.   We visited SilverDollar City, which is what Dollywood was once upon a time.  We took in a few shows, and I enjoyed all of them…some more so than others. 





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Silver Dollar City
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Riding the train in SDC...
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The first show we saw in Silver Dollar City was The  Beelers....
Very, very talented brother-sisters group!
Loved them!

We also visited Springfield, which is home to the original Bass Pro Shop.
Very interesting "wildlife" in that store.
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  Bears!
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Thankfully, they were not alive...and they had some HUGE ones
in the store...polar bears and grizzly bears.  Wow! They get big!
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The gators were definitely alive!

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As were the turtles
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These two turtles remind me of pancakes, for some reason.
Antlers!!
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Water!
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There was also a gun museum and an archery hall of fame at the store.   The ground floor had Uncle Bucks Conservatory, which housed a large aquarium where they have live feeding shows...complete with a diver.   There was a nice restaurant, as well.   If you're ever near Springfield, MO, it would be worth your time to head over and visit the place.  It's very interesting.  

Back in Branson....
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Table Rock Dam
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Table Rock Dam Opened Floodgates
This is NOT my footage....borrowed it from YouTube.


4 comments:

  1. What a neat trip, Meg, and how good that you could go with your parents; nice memories made I am sure! Thanks for sharing your adventures with me, might want to put Branson on a vacation destination down the road :)

    betty

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    1. You and Hubby might really enjoy the shows...I know he's quite musical. I am still hoping to get to the Rockies one day.

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  2. Loved this. And those turtles! They DO look like they have pancakes for shells. I've never seen turtles like that before.

    Thanks for the road trip recap. :)

    Deb

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    1. Me either! I had to do a double take at first...didn't know they were turtles.

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