Christmas Vacation Part 7

Believe it or not we made it out of “The Ozarks” as it was explained to me that we were in.  We rounded a curve, topped a hill or something like that and we were in Springfield.

There are two things of note to write about here.

First my friend Sarah from the restaurant is from Springfield and moved back last fall.  I’d emailed her and told her we would be passing through.  So through about fourteen phone calls and countless text messages and a twenty minute drive in the wrong direction we managed to meet up at a Sonic in Springfield.  I’d told her in my email that we’d have about three minutes that I’d love to see her.

So we all had ice cream and sat in the somewhat warm afternoon sun and chatted.  We learned all about her new job, her new boyfriend, her new school, her new life.  We told her about the restaurant, our trip to Texas, our lives.  And at 30 minutes I stood up and told her that although I’d loved seeing her we had to get on the road.  We hugged goodbye, both got into a cars and drove away.

We drove across the street to get gas and a Diet Coke.

And we were on our way.

The second thing to write about was the plethora of information about Branson that’s available in Springfield.  I think Adam and I are going to take a trip to Branson next year.  It looks absolutely wonderful in all it’s trashiness.

Look at all this wonderfulness.

Acrobats of China Discount Tickets 36.71
Has Video Amazing Pets 32.36
Has Video Baldknobbers Jamboree Show 33.45
Has Video Branson Country USA 16.74
Branson Gospel Music Convention Limited Engagement 22.32
Has Video Broadway The Star Spangled Celebration Discount Tickets 33.00
Has Video Buck Trent 30.00
Has Video Cassandre’ The Voice of an Angel 29.01
Cat’s Pajamas 31.97
Has Video Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express Discount Tickets 33.00
Has Video Comedy Jamboree 32.36
Dalena Ditto 28.00
Has Video Daniel O’Donnell Limited Engagement 44.00
Has Video Dixie Stampede 46.86
Has Video Doug Gabriel 30.00
Down Home Country 32.36
Has Video Duttons 33.47
Eagles Tribute 31.25
Has Video Gatlin Brothers & Debby Boone Together! 43.50
Gene Watson Limited Engagement 38.50
George Dyer 31.00
Has Video Grand Jubilee 32.36
Has Video Hamner Barber Variety Show Discount Tickets 32.92
Has Video Haygoods 33.00
His Life – The Musical 30.00
Has Video Hughes Brothers 35.71
Has Video Jim Stafford 35.47
Has Video Johnny Mathis Limited Engagement 77.00
Kenny G Limited Engagement 77.00
Has Video Legends in Concert 32.92
Has Video Liverpool Legends 32.50
Has Video Mary Duff Limited Engagement 30.00
Mel Tillis and Family Christmas 43.00
Mike Walker 31.25
Has Video Miracle of Christmas 52.45
Has Video Moe Bandy 35.47
Has Video Neal McCoy 36.00
Has Video NOAH the Musical 52.45
Has Video Oak Ridge Boys 43.50
Has Video Ozark Mountain Jubilee 32.36
Peter Pan 45.00
Has Video Pierce Arrow Discount Tickets 31.81
Has Video Red Skelton – A Tribute by Tom Mullica 25.00
Has Video Red, Hot & Blue 29.01
Restless Heart Limited Engagement 32.50
Has Video Ricky Boen & Texas Mud 29.02
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum 18.91
Rock ‘n’ Roll is Here to Stay 32.36
Has Video Spirit of the Dance Discount Tickets 33.00
Has Video Sunday Gospel Jubilee 32.36
Swingin Cajun Style 31.25
Titanic Museum 22.00
Has Video Tony Roi’s Elvis Experience 33.00
Has Video Twelve Irish Tenors 33.00
Vicki Lawrence / Mama Limited Engagement 45.00
Wissmann Family Christmas Varies
Has Video Yakov Smirnoff 35.71
Has Video Yakov’s Moscow Circus 38.87

OH MY GOD.  I wish I could scan some of the brochures Adam picked up.  The child beauty stars, the photoshopped old people, the shows that are clearly meant for a gay audience  it’s just too much for a person to take in.  We want to save up a thousand dollars, go there for the week and see everything available.

If only we could?  How much better could life be???

Check the awesomeness of the first show I’d like to see.  If I’m not mistaken this show is playing in Queen’s right now.  We might be up for a field trip.

“His Life” – The Musical


3 thoughts on “Christmas Vacation Part 7

  1. catrina January 16, 2010 / 09:17

    Actually, we go to Branson twice a year. No shows (side or otherwise) for us, though. We get a condo on the lake (and 6 miles from town), drink lots of alcohol, and swim. We see ‘the strip’ on the way in and on the way out.

  2. Java January 30, 2010 / 09:52

    OMG! The part of “Him” is played by Nicholas Cage with a fake beard and hair extensions!

    Are you ready to leave the sophisticated glory of NYC and move to Tacky-Town, Mid America? It’s a fun place to visit, but stifling to live here.

  3. Java January 30, 2010 / 09:53

    Also, how have I missed the last couple of weeks of your posts? School started and my life has interrupted my blogging, unfortunately.

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