Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Vacation Highlights

We just got back from Branson. We had a great time. Now that we're back home, I'm feeling it. I'm tired. But I would go again if I had the chance. We went to 3 music shows and 3 attractions. We even rode a train to Arkansas. I've been on plenty of kiddie trains at places like the zoo, etc.. But this is the first time I've ever been on a real train. It was a Zephyr. I felt like we stepped back in time. We went to a house of Mirrors. I'm glad Mr. Chat was leading us through the maze, because if I had been leading, we would probably still be there trying to get out. I was wanting to go to a Haunted House, but Chatty went to a Haunted House with some friends the weekend before and she vowed to never step foot into another Haunted House.

The scenery in Branson was spectacular. The changing colors were beautiful  (even if it means that the temperatures are getting colder....yuck!)

If you like Country Music and you ever get the chance to watch Neal McCoy perform, you really must see him. It is well worth the price of a ticket!!!!

Sorry, I forgot to invite you to my daughter's wedding. But you know, we had to be very discreet. Maybe at their next party we can slip you in via the back door. (Because you know----I'm good to my blogging friends that way)! A fun time was had by all. May I introduce you to Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Depp. LOL! (This was at the Wax Museum. Don't you love the way Chatty's brown sleeves compliment the wedding dress?)

We stopped by to help the Idol crew decide who would make it to Hollywood. Chatty, Paula and Simon were very indecisive on this contestant. They debated over it FOREVER and decided to crush this poor person's dreams. Randy and I found the contestant quite charming and we liked the performance. But a vote of 3 against 2 does not win a trip to Hollywood. So if you auditioned and didn't make it...blame the 3 on the end!!!

Jackie Chan did not agree with Chatty's American Idol decision. (Did I mention he was the one auditioning?)

I thought maybe Jeannie and I could blink up a new house with all of my belongings moved in.

Chatty joined this crew on their trip to Oz. She figured if they could ask for courage, a heart, a brain and a trip to Kansas, she could ask the Wizard for more height.


 I'm thinking about doing something like this on my front porch (minus the wine bottle and the wooden menu).

Down on the Landing, every hour on the hour, water and fire dance. The song "Around the Bend" by Creedence Clearwater Revival was playing when these pictures were taken.

Isn't it pretty amazing?

I didn't take a camera to the music shows. The pictures that were taken on the train were not all that good. But the important thing is that we had fun. We didn't watch Bubba perform. There was so much to do, we just ran out of time. Maybe next time. He is moving into the Osmond Theater next year. (I wonder if that means the Osmonds are leaving Branson)? Wayne, Jay and Jimmy were performing at their theater while we were there. That's another show I'll have to see another time. If for nothing else than for my own personal nostalgic reasons.

Well there you have it...our 3 day vacation. It was back to work today. I'm ready for another vacation. LOL!


  1. "Sorry, I forgot to invite you to my daughter's wedding. But you know, we had to be very disceet." Ha! LOVE that! What a fun picture.

    All your pictures were terrific and Branson looks beautiful this time of year. Thanks for sharing.


  2. I want to sit with I Dream of Jeannie. I want to be Jeannie for a few days. How fun.

    Have driven by Branson - never stopped. Maybe I should.

  3. This was SO much fun. I love it that you could pose with all the wax figures.