A week in Branson,Missouri



Have you ever wanted to visit Branson?

I thought it was for old people … I was wrong. In fact, if you are older … you will not have fun on the hilly terrain. It is geared for the “whole” family. I am going to keep the commentary short and share my photos of our trip to Missouri.


One of the ways to keep Miss Precious connected to us as we leave for a week or longer is to buy a stuffed animal on the trip, take pictures of it in various poses, and send them to her. By the time we get home she already feels as though she knows them and has an instant friend. This trip she wanted us to take Olivia and Leo to find a new friend. One, no big deal … but 3 in public? The looks we got! LOL



Mr Man and I were so excited to see a bit more spring … i.e.. less snow 😉


All pictures of Ty were for Miss Precious …


Opening Act at Dixie Stampede


Dixie Stampede/Dolly Parton’s Venue

We watched an awesome show while we ate. This is a must see if you are in the area.

(no photos allowed during the show)


I had to take a picture of this newspaper article and send it home to my daughter.

I could not believe that I left home and headed South 700 miles to find MORE snow!!!


Cold weather … hmmm, what to do … what to do?


Ty wants me to shop! I concur 🙂

The Coach store? Oh, ok, I will see if I can find anything that speaks to me.


A new coach purse and Black Walnut ice cream. Does it get any better than this??? Hard to beat this combo!

(Because it is virtually impossible to find original Black Walnut ice cream in Minnesota, My. Absolute. Favorite. EVER. I had it almost every day we were there.)


Do you see the flags blowing? Cold people … COLD!


Every town needs a Ginormous Chicken … Right?


The sun came out and we needed to exercise after all that Black Walnut ice-cream.

Observation deck, six flights up … good thing I am not afraid of heights!


The views were spectacular!!!

Branson, Missouri.


Branson Attractions


Wax Museum

My first time ever in a wax museum!




The show was the most amazing play I have ever seen. Definitely a  must see!!!


(No photography allowed during the play)



Some walking and window shopping along the river.




A fun group of 6 brothers called “Six”.


Am I boring you all yet? I am almost finished. I promise!

I have to include some photos I took on the road trip home …



My favorite




And as we get closet to Minnesota, we start to see snow …


The last picture that I sent to Miss Precious … all three of her “friends” reading a story in the Reading nook that I made for her.

Sent this picture with a message, “Reading a goodnight story and excited to see you tomorrow on Easter.”


I hope this finds you all having a great day!



10 Responses to "A week in Branson,Missouri"

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  1. Kathy (Sis)

    April 1, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Looks like fun was had by all !!

  2. Jane@Bluebird1959

    April 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Looks like you had a great time! Cute idea with the stuffed animals. We went to Branson for the first time last year and in fact, we are going there later this week! We have tickets for Dixie Stampede and Joseph, along with many others. We especially loved The Haygoods last time..did you see them? You’re right…definitely not just for old folks!!! Jane

  3. Joy2Journey

    April 1, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    It was! Wish you could have been there!!!

  4. Joy2Journey

    April 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    You are so right! I loved the Haygoods. I didn’t get a picture of them or the venue as it was stinking cold the night we went. Remember the parking lot? Straight uphill. I have never seen one like it before! Those kids were so so talented. I hope you let me know what you think of Joseph and the Dixie Stampede. Those were my two all time favorites!!!

  5. Bliss

    April 2, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Look how beautiful you are! No worse for wear having Black Walnut every day, which I have never tasted and now must!


  6. Al Diaz

    April 2, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Those are gorgeous little friends! And the pictures are really nice too. 😀

  7. Dani G.

    April 2, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Here’s today’s A-Zing! Pleased to meet you. Believe it or not, I’ve actually thought about visiting Branson to see the Lawrence Welk Show. I’m weird that way. 😀 News From Nowhere

  8. Joy2Journey

    April 2, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Well aren’t you just the sweetest thing ever! I fortunately only gained one pound on vacation!!! Yay me … If you try Black Walnut ice cream you will never go back 😉

  9. Joy2Journey

    April 2, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Thank you so very much! I am so glad that you had a chance to drop by!!! I will make it to your site soon … I am intrigued by your blog name!

  10. Joy2Journey

    April 2, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Lawrence Welk has a show there? I guess I missed it. Shoot. It is a great place to visit for sure! I will be stopping by your blog to read about your B. Brownies … yum!

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