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.