Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. I had to work, but I didn't mind. I like getting time and half for working the holidays!
Today's post is all about our day trip to Branson, Missouri. I must admit, I've never heard of Branson, Missouri till I met my husband. Everyone that ever visited it described to me as a 'Christian Entertainment Town' or a 'Little Vegas'. I'm not one for touristy things, I prefer to see what God created when I'm on a vacation, not man-made things. Unless it's something very old with a lot of historical significance. So, I never had any desire to go to Branson, but, since we were visiting my husband's family, we decided to see the town of Branson too.
My daughter, read about a Christian Theatre Group that does Christian Musicals in Branson, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Their name is Sight and Sound and they do several different musical productions a year. We were here to see their production 'Joseph'. Here is the outside of their building. I've been inside a lot of famous theaters and fine arts center in my life, and this was one of the best. What a facility!
After the show, we visited downtown Branson. I wish I took pictures of their main drag, but we drove so quickly through it, and there really was no way to stop the car and walk, that I didn't get any pics. The best way to describe it, is that it's very kitshy, humorous, somewhat tacky, and a little bit vintage. You'll be driving down the street and the first thing you notice is a giant Titanic vessel, and then a few blocks down is a old, theater building that looks like it was built in the 50's and falling apart , then a silly sign advertising some goofy hillbilly show. It's really quite odd, yet, slightly appealing and interesting. Because we had already spent $245.00 to see Joseph, we didn't attend any other shows, so I can't tell you what other entertainment options Branson had to offer. I know they had a train that drove through the Ozarks for about $28.00 per person. They also had a boat that you could ride and/or see a show on board. Below is a picture of the train.
A side view of Dick's 5 and 10
Have a great day! Amy