Saturday morning, Angela and I left for Branson with her parents. They had rented a condo for the week, and were having family come up and join them, so Ang and I decided to take a day off work, and make a three day weekend of it. We got to Branson about mid-afternoon, and check into our beautiful condo (if we have any pictures, we’ll be sure to get them up 😉 before heading out to start shopping and sight seeing.
On our way out, we took advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity (or several in a life time opportunities if you go to Branson more than once): we got our picture taken with the Mutt Cutts car from Dumb and Dumber. We don’t have the pictures back yet, but we’ll post it as soon as we do. 😎
Branson has millions of great shows and lots of good shopping. We only went to one show due to time constraints, but we picked a good one. We saw Bart Rocket, an illusionist. It was a really good show with some great tricks. Towards the end of his show, he invited everyone to attend the non-denominational church service held in his theater the next morning. How cool is that?
There are three outlet malls in Branson, and we hit every one of them. It’s a good thing I like to shop, or this trip would have killed me. 🙂 We went through any store that was even remotely interesting, even if we didn’t intend on buying anything. Half the fun of shopping is just browsing. 😉
For lunch one day, we went to the Sandwich and Cobbler Shop and had probably the world’s greatest blackberry cobbler (sorry, Mom). It was so good, in fact, that, on the way out of town Monday, we bought a whole peach cobbler with us. I think Warren and Dawne did the same thing. 🙂
We also celebrated Father’s Day for Warren while we were there. We went to this restaurant called Pasta Grill. The food was great, but the service, or, more accurately, the server, was a little wierd.
The trip was, I think, a huge success. We had a great time, and got to get away from work for a while. If you haven’t been to Branson, you need to go. Go shop. Go see a show or two. You won’t regret it…