I was sure it wouldn't be crowded in Branson; after all, it's November. Kids are in school. Any year I've been there before Memorial Day or after Labor Day, it's been very pleasant and easy-going, without the traffic jams on 76 that are this tourist town's trademark during the summer.
What I didn't know was this: It's Branson's big Veteren's week. They have all kinds of cut rates and free shows for veterens and their families.
Yep. It was crowded as I'd ever seen it.