Before I launch today's blog, let me take care of a few loose ends. For all of you that asked me to wash your RV, it will be my distinct pleasure to do it for you, for FREE! All you have to do is bring it to my house here in Northern VA and in no time I'll have it gleaming. Just send me an email (address at bottom of blog page) and let me know when you're coming. Being retired, I do have a wee bit of time on my hands.
Now about my procedure yesterday, yes Marti already had her's done about a year or so ago so she'll have to find some other way to gas, er I mean get even with me...
Now on with the shows we did.
Ride the Ducks: These are converted World War II amphibious trucks converted to modern standards of better brakes, engines, transmissions and seats. They take you on a 70 minute tour of some of Branson's streets, countryside and yes, even a big splash into nearby Table Rock Lake for a swim. Lots of fun for kids, adults and adults that still act like kids (Who? Me?). Recommended.
Red, Hot and Blue: A Rock and Roll variety show, highlighting music from the 50s through the 80s. Lots of fun, comedy, dancing and music. A good show if you have the time, but pass in favor of other shows if you don't have the time.
Noah, the Musical: An amazing show, puts you right in Noah's Ark with many real animals. Expensive, but worth it. Show is ending later this year to be replaced by a new show.
Pierce Arrow: A musical show along with the funniest comedian around. Recommended to see every visit to Branson.
Showboat Branson Belle: A dinner cruise on Table Rock Lake with several different show choices. We saw "Encore", which had a six man singing troupe, a fantastic comedian/magician and an incredible violinist that not only plays a great fiddle, but can play it while hanging 30 feet in the air from two silk drapes. The meal was okay, but the show was terrific. Recommended.
Six: Six brothers that put on an amazing musical variety show without a single instrument. All the music, including sounds of instruments are done with just their voices alone. Great music and comedy. Recommended.
The Brett Family: A family of musicians that put on a fantastic variety show filled with great singing, dancing and comedy. This was my favorite show, highly recommended.
Yakov Smirnoff: A comedian from Russia that has a truly fantastic comedy show with a message that will leave you inspired and proud to be an American. Highly recommended.
The Presleys' Country Jubilee: A country themed variety show, amazing singing, dancing, instrumentals and comedy. Highly recommended.
The Hughes Brothers: Another great variety show with a twist. Not only are the brothers performing excellent music and instrumentals, their wives, kids and grandkids all perform on stage. Highly recommended and not to be missed.
Dixie Stampede: A dinner show in an arena where a fun show with horses, trick riders, buffalo, pigs and comedy. Lots of fun for all ages, see it if you love animals and a great chicken dinner that you have to eat with your hands. Just like the Old West, they don't supply silverware.
Lastly, we stayed at Turkey Creek RV Village in Hollister, MO, right next door to Branson. It is an Escapees Club RV park, nice sites, FHU with clean showers and restrooms. Best part is it is $17/night for Escapee members. We'll be using this park every time we visit Branson.
Branson has about 120 shows performing during the year. We've now seen ten, so only 110 left to go. I think this might require another trip...or two. ;c)
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