After dinner we checked into our room at the Grand Country Inn. The hotel was a pretty good spot – it has a buffet, water park, indoor putt putt course and a show theater. It’s a great place if you have kids – with all the amenities – it’s like a resort in itself. There aren’t a lot of extras – but if you’re looking for a good deal – this is a good spot.
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That night we went to Six – an amazingly entertaining show. These six brothers were once on the Donnie & Marie show and now they’re still singing together. Their “schtick” is that there are no instruments – other than their own voices. The show was really great and yes – that’s me on stage with them! They pulled a couple of us up for their rendition of “Macho Man”. It was a blast!!
That night was the Showboat Branson Belle riverboat dinner cruise & show. This was interesting and a bit of a mixed bag. There was entertainment of a comedian/magician Christopher James (who was – a little surprisingly – REALLY funny) along with the Showmen and the violin playing/aerial artist/singer. It was a bit over the top at times (she was doing the splits while playing Van Halen on her violin in purple spandex) – but the Showmen are talented singers and the food was pretty good too! The cruise was peaceful but a bit too cold for us to really enjoy.
Lastly for us, we headed to Silver Dollar City – it’s the amusement park with the old west theme running throughout. They really take it seriously! I was proud of myself that I lived through a roller coaster – I started with tears but just kept my eyes closed and did ok. 🙂
We had to leave early and missed the tour of the White Water Water Park – but they have a new slide called the Kapau Plummet. Makes me a little nauseous just thinking about it – but if you like water slides and/or coasters – you should check it out. It opens this summer!
This is just a quick rundown of Branson and what we did – I’ll have more info and detail in weeks to come. But as you think about your summer vacation plans – if you’re looking for a family-friendly vacation, Christian-focused destination – then consider Branson, MO.