Last week we were able to get away for a few days on a short, but long-overdue, vacation. We flew to Branson Missouri. Yes, I forgot my phone, the weather was not completely cooperative and there were a few hiccups on the flight home, but, overall, it was a great trip. Truthfully. We were not gone too long but just enough time to refresh and recharge. I thought I would share a short recap – mostly, some photos (that our friends were kind enough to share)! I am definitely not the one to give restaurant reviews but we did visit plenty of restaurants. In the evenings, we took in several different shows. Totally geared toward tourists and maybe not “top-notch” entertainment but we laughed a lot and really did enjoy each show.
Let me see if I can share a few pictures – without too much commentary:)
I have always claimed mornings as the best time of the day. My absolute favorites…and can’t you see why? The views throughout the week were beautiful but, in the morning, they were breathtaking!
This is the lobby at the resort. We stayed at the Cliffs at Long Creek and would highly recommend it.
The view from our deck. I sat out here each morning (with my hot coffee because it was chilly!) to do my devotions – and, yes, it was hard to stay focused. But it quickly became one of my favorite parts of each day!
We did visit Lamberts – which is a bit of a Branson area landmark restaurant – but we actually enjoyed this restaurant a lot. We were even repeat diners! It is called Billy Gails. Yes, they had enormous portions at breakfast (which I shared my opinion about earlier) but the atmosphere was fun and the service was always great. It was a nice way to begin our morning. And, they had ah.maz.ing coffee!!
As I said, breakfast was big. This is one person’s meal. Gulp.
I’m not exactly a museum-type girl – especially while on vacation; however, we did visit the Titanic museum and, again, this is something I would highly recommend. This museum was not only really pretty but it was educational – and super interesting! I learned a lot…and was rather stunned and amazed by much of the information. This was also a great way to spend a long morning when the weather was pouring outside!
I suppose if we had to pick a favorite day/activity, my husband and I would both choose Top of the Rock (although that museum is a close favorite for my husband!) I’m not sure how to explain Top of the Rock but it is acres of natural beauty. You take a golf cart tour (self-guided) through it all – stopping as often as you like to ooh and ahh… of which we did plenty! Further up the mountain, there are several restaurants overlooking a golf course and one of the most picturesque chapels. You just have to be there to appreciate it:)
The chapel. Yes, you can get married here!:)