Branson Mo. Was a place that i have wanted to spend some time in for the shows and attractions this april and may i was able to do this and able to enjoy it with my wife and her mom .
It was a very good trip for the most part a few complaints and a few problems the biggest complaint and problem both i and my mother inlaw had was the coffee. I do not know and have never had this problem while traveling the the United States but it was next to impossible to actually get a hot cup of coffee at any of the restuarants why that was i do not know. We had cold coffee, weakass coffee, luke warm coffee, and coffee that is best never to be described let alone drank. While on vacations i have found and it is the same even if you are not on vacation that some restaurants are okay some are bad and some are so good that you want them to cook for you all the time.The Andy Williams Moon River Good to eat , Grand Country Buffet Good to eat, Plantation Restaurant Take a Pass, Billygail’s To Die for the one and only place where we got coffee that was hot, the service was great and let’s just say I hated to leave that last bite of food, The Dixie Stampede Good to eat and fun, Fuddruckers Good to eat and fun, Bob Evan’s Restuarant bad/coffee cold/waitress could care less , The Showboat Branson Belle 50/50 Coffee cold at best never got past luke warm other then that good to eat, Applebee’s Good to eat.
We went to some shows Dixie Stampede Great fun, The Amazing Pets Good, Acrobats of China Good, Hamner Barber 50/50 Barber Good then you have Hamner For the most part can do with out, Tom Mullica Tribute to Red Skelton Good, The Branson Belle Showboat Good, The Ozark Murder Mystery Show Okay, The Waltzing Waters Very outdated Good to watch once. Now the only Complaint that i had with these shows are as a tourist from another country there was way to much Patriotism for us. Now i am not saying it was bad or even horrible but as tourists we go to shows to enjoy them and when you have the amount of Patriotism that these shows had it actually made the show experience a little less enjoyable and made us as out of the country tourist uncomfortable.
Activities that we did first The Butterfly Palace Good and Fun, Zipline and yes i said it Zipline first i must inform anyone reading this that my mother inlaw turned 71 the day before we went and i do not want to ever be more then 2-3 feet of the ground ever period. We checked out Adventure Ziplines and no disrespect to them both me and the mother inlaw felt they where to how shall i say MACHO for our taste my wife said she would go down the Vigilante Extreme Ziprider if we did not find one that i and the mother inlaw would go on. So as a last chance for the 3 of us we went to the Branson Zipline & Canopy Tour and in speaking with the people there felt comfortable enough to do it. The mother inlaw for her first time doing a zipline was way better then me and when i say that i mean relaxed enough to enjoy it , i on the other hand will admit i enjoyed it when ever my feet where on solid wood or ground other then that i will only say my arms and hands could not grip the wire tight enough and if you want i work out try that for 2 and 1/2 hours, and of course my wife breezed thru this like a pro. The Talking Caverns were amazing i find all caves amazing so i am completely biasis in this respect. Now for the Last Activity we did and by the way this activity was a 7 day activity we went shopping and i mean shopping we hit malls stores and on one day in particular i had to tell the wife that i needed some none womanly shopping and left her and her mom to check out some of the stores themselves. Oh And i almost forgot 1 other thing Old time Photos the wife and i always on vacations buy photos of our selves because that is the only time we get photos we had suggested it before going on the zipline but the mother inlaw wanted no part of it but after the ziplining oh my god off we went to the Three Sisters Old Time Photo store and what a fun time it was.