Spring Time in Branson
Yesterday we spent our time getting acclimated to the area. We got things in shape at the campground. Then we took the brochures and the internet and picked out the shows we wanted to see. We could purchase most of the tickets here at the campground but we were given vouchers. We decided to go pick up all our tickets so we would learn where the theatres are, Tom could get an idea of parking for the truck and then we wouldn't have to stand in line at show time. It was great fun and we really learned our way around Branson. The Dixie Stampede is our Thursday show and it is a beautiful building.
I read some history of Branson today and found that it started with a couple of local shows in the 60's. Some episodes of the Beverly Hillbillies were filmed here then too. That has to be one of my all-time favorite tv shows. The car from the show is on display at a local college, College of the Ozarks. I really hope we can find the college to see the Clampett's car.
Today we attended Branson Bible Church. It was like stepping back into the 60's or 70's at that church. We arrived early for the service and were actually just a little late for Sunday School. There was no one to greet us, so we slipped into a class of adults. I think the average age was about 90 years old before we arrived so we felt like young'uns. The people were very friendly and we had a nice time there.
After the service, we found a Starbucks for a snack and then went on to our show for today-Sunday Gospel Jubilee. There were no big names performing but the singers and the band members were very talented and gave us a great show.
We then returned to our RV where we had left Sunday dinner in the crock-pot. We enjoyed our Easter dinner and since then we've been watching the NCAA Women's basketball semi-finals on the Internet since our cable at the campground doesn't get ESPN. Can you believe that? What kind of cable is that? It does have the Weather Channel though so all is not lost.
Tomorrow we are attending the show for which we won the tickets. It is a Texas Swing show which is not big band but it sounds like it will be big band meets country.