Upon our arrival in Branson, we checked into the timeshare Jim’s uncle set up for us. It was a beautiful place. It was hard sitting through the sales presentation the next day, but once that was over, the week was ours to enjoy.
Tuesday night was a performance by the Oak Ridge Boys. What a fine performance that was. For some reason, we had 4th row seats so we had a good view of it all.
Wednesday afternoon, we went to the Sights and Sounds Theater and saw a performance of Joseph. The theater was beautiful and the performance included animals and children. It was a very meaningful presentation.
Thursday afternoon, we went to see Jim Stafford. At 68, he still is funny and a skilled musician. He had his teenage son and daughter who also performed masterfully on the piano. All in all, we saw some great shows.
I bought a hammered dulcimer from a craftsman at the Branson Mill. He gave me a deal as the top plate had warped some. The tone is beautiful though and he said he would replace it if it became less stable.
Jim ended up buying a used lathe from the same guy. For the last two years, he has been wanting to learn how to make turned pens. Now we just need to find the person who can give him instructions on that.
During the rest of vacation, we drove around and saw where the tornado had devastated the town on Feb. 29th of this year, went to the Butterfly Palace, did some shopping and just tried to enjoy ourselves. We are now back home and life’s problems were there to greet us but hopefully we can handle them better after the break.