Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Silver Dollar City and Caverns...Missouri Treasures!

On Sunday we met up with the nicest people, John and Joyce, who have been workampers at Silver Dollar City the past 3 months. Jim and John shared many phone calls last winter, but we had never met. They were purchasing a diesel motorhome, similar to ours, and had questions that could be answered by the Winnebago know-it-all, Jim.
Anyway~they treated us, using their passes, and we spent the day with them enjoying the 5-million Christmas light extravaganza at the park. We saw two terrific shows; The Living Nativity, a 15-minute musical, reminding us of the true reason for Christmas; and A Dicken's Christmas Carol. This show was an outstanding musical production, lasting an hour, which by far, surpassed the Andy Williams show we spent $39 a ticket for the previous night!
There were a dozen holiday shows to stop and see. Food booths, rides, glass blowers, and blacksmiths were just a few of the attractions, as we hoofed the hill and dale paths, through scenic sections of the park. We really liked this place, and hope to be workcampers there ourselves one day. The park closes down the last week of October to change out all the merchandise, food and decor from Autumn, to the Holidays.
You just cannot imagine all those lights, covering every surface it seems. John and Joyce were delightful people that we hope to see again. By using their buddy passes, they saved us the $42 entry fee to get in. Just a wonderful day!

Today we said goodbye to our good times in Branson, and head homeward; as far as Springfield, Mo. We drove a hilly, narrow, two lane country road, rv and towed car behind, to Fantastic Caverns. We got to see the "inside" of the Ozarks. There are over 5,600 caves in Missouri, which is why it's called the Cave State. The guide shared lots of information, helping us understand the formations better. It was well worth making the stop.
We decided to forget about Bass Pro Shop, and kept heading north. Tonight we're in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Camdenton, Missouri, about 57 miles southwest of Jefferson City.

1 comment:

Karol said...

Oh my goodness! My Aunt Gerry lives in Camdenton, MO! I love that area. I hope you are getting to see the beautiful trees and leaves in all their splendor. Bass Pro Shop is nice. You'll have to go next time you are in the Ozarks. Lots to see there. We have a Bass Pro Shop in Destin, FL, but it is NOTHING like the one in Missouri. Happy travels! Karol :0)

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