Shalane (the wife :o)
Today we arrived in Branson, Missouri. We had originally planned to go to an amusement park called Silver Dollar City last night. If you go after 3pm, you still pay full price, but you get to come back the next day on the same ticket. Happily, we decided to change our plans after our friends that live here in town gave us free tickets to Silver Dollar City and Whitewater. We decided that today will be our Silver Dollar City day and tomorrow we will follow it up with a day at Whitewater. Last night we decided to enjoy a down home meal at a wonderful restaurant and finish the night watching a movie on the big IMAX screen. It was a great night!
The restaurant was called Fall Creek Steak and Catfish house. It's big claim to fame is that they bring out hot, homemade rolls and throw them across the room to you. The rolls are delicious and the BBQ brisket platter that we ordered was excellent. My wife loves to eat at places that are authentic to the area in which we are traveling. I personally would be just as happy eating off the value menu at McDonald’s, but I am grateful that my wife gets me to try new cuisine every once in a while. He usually goes kicking and screaming, but last night he was surprisingly cooperative.
|Just outside the restaurant.|
Missouri is a beautiful state. It has forests of lush, green trees covering every mountain. We are staying at Table Rock Lake State Park, which is located just outside of Branson. The lake is large and very beautiful. The campground is clean and the sites, spacious. There are trees everywhere! It's fun coming back to a place that I had been so many times in my childhood. I have a lot of happy memories in Missouri state parks.