Briefly in Branson ~ 2005

We once again took four short December days to catch Christmas shows and spirit in Branson.

We especially enjoyed an evening show and elegant dinner cruise on the showboat, Branson Belle.

It was a pretty cool evening, but not ice cold freezing like in Minnesota.

The inside of the ship was decorated beautifully for Christmas.  There was a little shop downstairs where I bought earrings.

I'm not the Branson Belle.

We stayed at a resort on the lake, and this is the corner we turned the corner every night.

Did you know there's a winery at Branson?  It's true, and we took wine-tasting tour.

We bought some of our favorite wines to bring home to Minnesota.

Allan the engineer is always intrigued by what lies on the outskirts of a community.  This is the Table Rock Dam that supplies hydroelectric energy for the growing tourism industry at Branson.

From the other side of the dam we saw this huge castle in the distance.

It turned out to be a new hotel.  Maybe one day we'll stay there.

This is the low side.  The high side is on the other side.  Besides, there are only two sides.

I didn't take pictures of the Magnificent Seven Show that we attended one night at the White House Theater.  It included a delicious dinner and talented singers and dancers.

We ate dinner another night at Landrys -- excellent oysters baked on the half shell with bits of lobster and cheddar.  We shopped the Outlet Malls and check out an Antique Store.  As  we headed back up north, I took pictures of the steep bluffs alongside the highway.

It took a lot of dynamite to build this road to Branson.  It's quite a lovely drive.

The End

Love, Sue