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Christmas in Branson

We just got home from a three day trip to Branson, Mo and we are luxuriating in being lazy. We went on a senior bust tour and were very disappointed in the travel company. I do believe it was the worst motel I have ever stayed in. We had to walk the entire length of the third floor to get to our rooms, my cousin called it the walk of the lame and she was right. The best part of the trip was being with my sister and my cousin. We saw three shows, two of them fantastic and the Dixie Stampede which was really a display of trick riding and barrel racing. We were constantly eating or having food thrust upon us. one woman on the trip brought home made fudge in different flavors. At the Dixie stamped we were served dinner which consisted of a whole rotisserie chicken, corn on the cob, a baked potato, biscuits and an apple turnover. I could hardly eat any of it, even though it was delicious because we had hardly any room after being stuffed all day. It was a terrible waste of food. I didn't do much shopping. I bought santa hats for Adrienne and Ashley and an Amish soup mix for Ellie. They kept Jose for us. Speaking of Jose, he did not eat the entire time we were gone. When we got him home he climbed in our bed and sulked for a couple of hours and then ate and cuddled after he got over his snit. This was more cat like than dog like, I thought. Dogs are usually more forgiving. I did buy local honey at the Amish store and a spinach dip mix as well as the soup mix for Ellie. I hope the Santa hats with a twirling top are not too unsophisticated for the girls.

posted on Dec 3, 2018 6:43 AM ()


We love Brandon. As you said, something there for everyone!
comment by jerms on Dec 6, 2018 5:53 PM ()
Sounds like a mixed bag type of vacation... I am sure the girls will like their presents!
comment by kristilyn3 on Dec 4, 2018 8:52 AM ()
Much to my surprise, Ashley did like her hat. That child is driving...they grow up so fast.
reply by elderjane on Dec 5, 2018 5:16 AM ()
Sounds like you had a great time even tho you didn't appreciate the exercise at the motel!
comment by jjoohhnn on Dec 3, 2018 4:09 PM ()
We did, although the schedule was too rigid and too much time was allowed for shopping. At the last shopping stop, Ted and I went to a nearby sports bar and watched the last of the O.U. game.
reply by elderjane on Dec 4, 2018 5:20 AM ()
Haven’t been on a holiday trip in years. Sounds like you stayed busy.
comment by dragonflyby on Dec 3, 2018 12:01 PM ()
We had fun and it was nice to get away. Warning to all: Take all the vacations you can before your mobility is impaired. It will happen!!
reply by elderjane on Dec 4, 2018 5:22 AM ()
Glad you got away on a holiday season adventure! Bus trips can be weary affairs, but I hope your traveling companions were cheerful and friendly. Sounds like the motel was a drag, but glad to know you enjoyed the entertainment, which is what Branson is known for!
comment by marta on Dec 3, 2018 11:04 AM ()
the entertainment was very good. I could have done with less shopping time, however and a less rigid schedule.
reply by elderjane on Dec 3, 2018 11:36 AM ()
Glad you enjoyed it. Seems like a 2nd Christmas, sort of. What is sophisticated about a twirling top? Maybe Jose has some feline ancestors. My cats always sulk when we are gone too long. Branson seems to be a special tourist destination. What makes it so special?
comment by tealstar on Dec 3, 2018 8:15 AM ()
Branson is special because whatever type of entertainment you like, it is available. All day, every day. we saw a lot of dancing and ballet in the first two shows and the music was incredible. I am afraid the girls may be too sophisticated for the hats with the twirling tops but then again they wear Santa hats a lot of the Christmas season. Jose is now back to being normal but He does have a lot of feline traits.
reply by elderjane on Dec 3, 2018 11:41 AM ()
Sounds like a good time over all, just getting out of town away from errands and cooking would be a nice break.
comment by traveltales on Dec 3, 2018 7:31 AM ()
We needed the break. The Christmas decorations were just incredible but it seems a little early or perhaps I am late. My shopping is done but I need to make some pralines for the guys in N. H. Ted really appreciated his breakfast after eating motel breakfast for two days.
reply by elderjane on Dec 3, 2018 11:45 AM ()
And seeing Christmas decorations you didn't have to put up and take down later.
reply by traveltales on Dec 3, 2018 7:32 AM ()

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