Notes from our Branson Vacation
Hello from Branson, Missouri!
Pam and I are currently vacationing here in Branson. Branson is an amazing place to visit. We first discovered Branson back in 1996. I surprised Pam with a trip for our 20th wedding anniversary and we’ve been coming here ever since.
Branson is America! Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains the views are beautiful and the people are very friendly. In Branson at each and every show they recognize the veterans in the audience, have them stand to be applauded, and in most theaters they play the theme song for each branch of that particular branch of the armed services as they recognize them. It’s a well deserved tribute to the heroes of our country.
People wonder why we keep coming back and the answer is simple. We have a great time! Branson has more music shows on a daily basis than any place I’ve seen or heard of. Branson has something like 82 different shows to choose from each and every day! Here’s a list of Branson shows.
Here in Branson the shows start at 10:00 am and run until 11:00 p.m. All of the shows are family shows. The music is great and the amount of talent in this town is incredible. Most of the shows have at least one comedian in the show, and they are hilarious.
We just arrived yesterday. Last night we saw the http://www.baldknobbers.com/ show. We’ve seen this show several times over the years and more than likely we’ll see it again each and everytime we come to Branson. It was fantastic as usual.
This morning we saw a tribute to John Denver featuring James Garrett. James was a friend of John Denver and it was really interesting to listen as he shared his stories of John Denver, his family, and his amazing career.
The show was at the Little Opry Theater. We’ve seen shows in this little theater before and they are always special because the theater only seats about 200 people and the five rows of seats wrap around the small stage. It is up close and personal. This was an excellent show, I highly recommend it to any John Denver fan.
If you don’t think you’ll ever have the opportunity to make a trip to Branson the go to the Baldknobbers website and order a video of the show. The Mabes family has been doing shows in Branson for 51 years. Same for the Presley family. Their theater, Presely’s Country Jubilee is right across the street and is my favorite Branson show. They have four generations of Presleys on the stage, and you’ve never seen such talent. We wont’ see that show until next week, but I can assure you we will see it before we leave town. Do yourself a favor and get a video of their show as well.
Thursday evening we went back to the Little Opry Theater to see James Garret do a George Strait tribute. Great show, excellent George Strait and Patsy Cline tributes.
Thursday evening was special because as a thank you gift for helping Kevin and Gracie with their wedding they bought us front row seats to Cirque Montage. What a show! This was by far the most amazing display of acrobatic skills I’ve ever seen. And of course since it was a gift from them we really enjoyed it.
Today at 2:00 pm we are going to see Swingin Doors a classic country music show. Then tonight we will see the Magnificent Variety Show. We’ve seen this show before and it is fast, furious, and highly entertaining. Packed with multi talented people.
That’s it for now, if you’d like to follow us on this vaction come back to http://MikesBackyardNursery.com and I’ll keep you updated.
Have a great day and stay inspired!