Sunday we got up early at the hotel and had coffee and Sam worked on the blog post in Live and Picasa. Then we got in the truck to go to McDonald’s so we could get a wi-fi and post and check our mail for the day.
At Noon we met the gang, Barry&Bonnie, and John & Donna at the Titanic Museum It turned out to be a very interesting and neat tour, when you board they give each passenger a card and on it is the name of a passenger who made the actual voyage, Sam’s was a priest, and Donna’s was an elegant lady. At the end of the tour they have a wall where you can look at the name of your passenger and see if they survived the voyage, Donna & mine did not. so were floating in the North Atlantic. No camera’s were allowed inside.
An Iceberg can ruin your day.
Then it was Ruby Tuesdays for lunch before an afternoon show.
Hope John was describing a fish he caught. John was in Barry’s Hal-3 unit Viet Nam.
From lunch it was to a show by the Fercos Brothers from Europe. They are a family of Magician, Acrobats, and Wild Animals Trainers and have a simply awesome show featuring Tigers,panthers, and a large male lion that is allowed to walk on the stage on a leash in the world.One of the tigers is white. just a really neat show where these big cats appear in magic routines that make you sit there and say “how do they do that”/ Unfortunately no photography or flash was allowed during the show for safety reasons.
After the show we went to Lone Star for a nice supper.
Barry&Bonnie Waluda, Barry flew with Sam many times in the same aircraft 40 years ago, He also was awarded the Silver Star, for his duty in Viet Nam.
Sam & Donna.
After the supper we headed to our evening show which was a Country & Western show, with the Bacon Family where everyone in the family including the Grandson appears and sings,even the two great grandsons made appearances to hold the flag and one road a play horsey during a western number, they were 4 or 5 years old. It was a great show.
One thing I have to mention is how the city of Branson is so friendly, especially to our countries Veterans and present service men & women. This is something that is 365 days a year, not just Veteran’s week. Every show we attended, admission was free to the veteran. At each show you were asked to stand and be recognized for you service. Every restaurant we ate in gave at least a 10- 20% discount to the veteran parties. Everywhere you went you were welcomed with a “Thanks for your service” and a handshake or hug. Talk about make you feel at home.This is a great town to visit and if you don’t have a real time it can only your own fault. We have decided to stay an extra night just to share this with our friends. Sam says he is so embarrassed and humbled by all the attention given to the veterans, in his words flying in the Navy was a whole lot more fun than working in a filling station as a teenager.
For all of our friends and family out there, we are having a great time and it was sure great to get away especially Donna from her two jobs and just have fun.
That’s about it for now. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna…