Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Little Getaway

Husband Jim and I decided to get away for a few days.    Our destination?   Branson, Missouri.

It's definitely  a tourist area and one that we've been going to for almost 40 years.

It has changed  a lot since that first visit . . . 

but some things have remained the same.
Lake Taneycomo -- a long finger of  a lake which is a natural habitat for rainbow trout.    The water is cool enough because at one end of the lake is another dam -- creating cool water in Taneycomo.
And a dinner of fried catfish -- preferably at an "All You Can Eat Place"!     Husband Jim is in catfish heaven.

Branson is known for Silver Dollar City and Marvel Cave, Shepherd of the Hills,  and the shows . . . mostly country music but so many "tribute" singers play here that you can see everyone from Elvis to the Blues Brothers.    In fact, they have more theatre seats than even Nashville.

We passed on the shows this trip and shopped and ate and drove around and looked at the beautiful hills -- sadly, many of those magnificent hills are marred by roads and commercialism.


Melinda said...

Enjoy your time away. Hope you come back rested and refreshed!!


Pondside said...

Are those Hush Puppies on that plate? I remember them from our posting in the 80's in Oklahoma.
It's good to get away, isn't it? I hope you're back ready for the business of fall!

Southerncook said...

I hope you enjoy your getaway and I hope Jim enjoys that catfish. I dearly love a good fried catfish. It doesn't get any better than that.