Monday, June 12, 2006

The Branson Landing

When Cliff and I were first married, and then when our two children were babies, we'd go to Branson and stay at the Branson City Campground.  It was cheap, and right there in town, convenient to everything... although there weren't nearly as many attractions back then.  Silver Dollar City was just being built up around Marvel Cave, and I think there were only two music shows.  One of them, the Baldknobbers, even had their show in a building right at the edge of the park

Cliff and I had heard about the Branson Landing; in fact, when we were there in November on the motorcycle, we were going to go check out the construction, but they were keeping the general public away.  We couldn't get near it.

Now, many stores there are open for business.  There'll be a riverwalk type place where you can stroll along the lake shore, and at night there'll be light shows.  I know this will be great for Branson, but it really doesn't appeal to me much.  I'm not a shopper, especially not in trendy stores where the sales people look down their noses at me (or it feels like they do).

I liked it better when you could set up a tent on that spot and fish at the waters edge.

 

7 comments:

ora4uk said...

Dear Mosie....I am like you...don't care to shop bigtime...but do enjoy a store once in a while...but the low key ones....that have all the "tourist junk" in them LOL....glad you had a good time...the pics were great....you make camping sound like fun...but I don't care for it.....Holiday Inn Express is my way to go LOL...it's good there are so many different things to do fur us "different kinda folks"....would seem dull if we were all the same....Hugs....Ora

marainey1 said...

I love the picture of where you had your morning walk...that is what I'd choose over the other too !  I love to shop and only do it a couple times a year when my daughter and I make a day of it...most of what I buy is gifts for others.  At my age there is just not much I need and hardly anything ever wears out.   Every where you go it seems there is another new shopping area, it makes you wonder where all the shoppers come from.  I'm with you on this one.   'OnYa' - ma

tendernoggle said...

sO GLad you got home safely! Isn't it always good to get back to your own bed??? Glad you got to go on the cruise even though it was cut short.
love,
carlene

bookncoffee said...

Wow....I enjoy shopping.  Looks like fun to me...

am4039 said...

looks like you had a great time.

chat2missie said...

I think I would like it better when you could set up a tent also on the waters edge.  Thanks for sharing the pics.
Missie

simwarford said...

I, too, remember when Branson was just a sleepy little town, and SDC was just primarily crafts--and didn't charge much to get in.
Presley's and Balkknobber's were the only shows back then.
What a long way it's come. I don't know if it's for the best!