Blogs from Branson, Missouri, United States, North America


North America » United States » Missouri » Branson May 30th 2015

With Ian and Sandra’s visit rapidly drawing to a close, Fiona and I decided to take them to one of the ‘must-see’ places of America’s Mid-west is Branson, Missouri. Branson is often branded as the ‘Vegas of the Mid-west’ due to the vast amount of ‘manufactured’ tourist attractions and specialty shows which line the main road through the town. Nestled within the beautiful ‘Lake of the Ozarks’ region of southern Missouri, Branson does very little to leverage it’s amazing natural beauty and instead promotes kitschy cover shows, theme parks and other family entertainment. We loaded up the car (The Golden Girl, cause she's both old and gold!) and literally just managed to squeeze our luggage and six passengers in. Whilst it can seat six passengers, the third row of seating is really limited in space, so ... read more
Fish n' Taxidermy
Man vs Food
Kitsch No 1

North America » United States » Missouri » Branson May 23rd 2013

Well, we have arrived in Branson, MO, after 2 L O N G days of travel. Never slept so much on the road before! John & Gail, our Aussie friends, are getting to see parts of the US that are new to them. Mike and John left early this morning to go to Brian's Truck Shop to have some work done on the F250. No troubles, just routine maintenance. They should return later this afternoon. I will be doing some school work. After she wakes up, I am sure Gail will find something to occupy herself. She is enjoying a nice sleep-in this morning. We will decide what shows we want to see and have a nice, grilled chicken for dinner.... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Branson March 26th 2013

We spent the last few days in Branson, MO, celebrating our son, Jeffrey's, 29th Birthday! Most of you know Jeffrey is our only child and was born with special needs and .... that he is the light of our lives! Jeff loves music and dancing so we decided on a trip to Branson and took him to four shows. He was recognized at all of the shows when they announced his Birthday. Since he inherited his love of the spotlight from his Mother, he loved all of the attention. The 70's Show starring Barry Williams, better known as Greg Brady from the Brady Bunch, was the first show we saw. Not the greatest technically, but very entertaining and, as a huge Brady Bunch fan, Jeff loved it. The second show definitely lived up to it's name, ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Branson April 29th 2012

4/29/2012 - Mickey Gilley Show Lounged around the motorhome today, Aleta washed up the bedclothes getting ready for the road tomorrow morning. Shelby T lounged around and read. Later that evening we went to the Mickey Gilley Show. Very interesting how, he told his life history in his music. He did all 17 of his #1 hits and more. We bought a DVD of the show. We were recognized during the show as being from Mickey's home town of Ferriday, La. Mickey performed from a chair most of the show, but his voice was still very strong. Mickey took a fall a few years back while assisting a friend move some furniture and severely damaged his back. Does not play the piano now, but his goal is to get back to it. After the show we ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Branson April 28th 2012

4/28/2012 - Visit with Lizzie and Michael Today Lizzie (our niece) and her family came over to the RV park for hot dogs. Spent much of the day talking and visiting.Michael went to school with our oldest some, Termite. He told some stories that had me laughing so hard I cried :-) Michael saw us as we were pulling into Lambert's Cafe and blew his horn and waved when he saw the LSU Tiger on the back of the LilTruk, but we did not see him. Went out for supper at Falls Creek for catfish. They also toss the rolls like Lambert's Cafe. Aleta finsihed the first blanket whe was making for Brently.... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Branson April 27th 2012

4/27/2012 - Jack & Barbara left for Florida this morning. We slept in and then left around noon to visit Aleta's sister in Bella Vista, AR. She has had some health problems, but recovering well. Fran had prepared a good supper for us and we enjoyed it with them. Smothered pork chops with potatoes, onions, and carrots. Then Fran and Johnny took us for a ride around Bella Vista, Rogers, and Bentonville. Saw the first store opened by Sam Walton - The Walton's 5 & 10. You can really tell this is the home of Wal-Mart with all the corporate buildings in this area. On the way back to Branson, we stopped off for a square dance with the Ridge Rockers of Pea Ridge, AR. Was a really enloyable dance and all the dancers were friendly. ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Branson April 26th 2012

4/26/2012 - Began travel around 9:30am today headed to Branson, MO. Short pull today rather than the 360 miles of yesterday. Stopped at Lambert's Cafe for lunch. Along with your meal they throw fresh rolls to you, bring blackeye peas, fried okra, fried potatoes with onions, and molasses for your rolls to your table. There are three of the Lambert's Cafes, the #1 in Sikeston, MO, #2 in Ozark, Mo, and #3 in Foley, AL. We made it to Branson Ozark Country Campground. We are on site A1 with Jack/Barbara on A2. Jack/Barbara here only one night. We went to the Pierce Arrow show tonight, really good show. Luke Menard who was on American Idol is part of the group. Dakota, the granddaughter who broke her arm is a big fan of Luke. Aleta got all ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Branson September 30th 2011

Yeah! We reached our final destination. WOW! What a trip!. If I spell or don't use the right "punkcuation"..blame the after driving libations!! There is so much to see and do in this area, we decided to spend another day here! Needless to say, we forfeited a couple of cabin stay fees..but who cares?, we are on vacation. If you visit this area you must go on the "Ducky" ride, lots of history and a ride on the beautiful Table Rock Lake in an amphitamin? (truck that drives on roads & floats in water??). You must also visit the "Fantastic Caverns". Ride a trolley through underground caves that are unbelieveably beautiful. We will leave tomorrow (Saturday, I think) heading for Tulsa, OK. Talk to you soon!... read more
Pat & Ginger Shopping
This ones for Smitty
Still having fun

North America » United States » Missouri » Branson September 29th 2011

Yeah, Finally made it. We are soooo happy! Two whole days and nights in one place with only site seeing to do. OH! I love retirement and having the three sister together at last! Of course we argue (alot) HEE HEE! We will begin this day with a tour of an underground cavern by a trolley pulled by a mini jeep. Sending a few pictures of Sadona, Arizona and also our cabin sites along with a few sites we have visited thus far. Wheeee..we are off for the day to visit everything we can possibly cram into one d... read more
Oklahoma cabin
Fully Packed
Ginger-the clown

North America » United States » Missouri » Branson April 15th 2011

I arrived in Branson, Missouri and checked into the Worldmark Branson resort. It's a small resort, but I like it. There's a hot tub, a pool, an exercise room, a recreation area, activities, and a golf course. It's close to town but off the beaten path. The room is great. I have 2 bedrooms, granite countertops, a grill, a balcony, a living room, flat screen TVs, and a jacuzzi tub. There's a dishwasher and a washer/dryer. It's not season right now so some things are closed. It's a bit of cool weather. I went to eat at Sadie's Smorgasboard. The food was good and you could eat as much as you wanted. I also went to see Joseph Hall's elvis show which was great! He does an awesome young Elvis. I ate at Olive Garden and ... read more

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