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Friday, October 20, 2006

Beautiful Day Today

Today was a beautiful day! We treated ourselves to breakfast at a local restaurant in "Old" Branson. We shared our table with a couple who have lived in Branson for 31 years - he was Greek and she was from St. Louis originally. They used to own a restaurant on what is now Branson Landing. Apparently it was a well-known restaurant in the area and when city bought them out, they retired! They continue to be very involved in real estate in the area and, we think, are fairly well off. It was neat to talk to some "locals" and get their view of the town. They love it!

In the early afternoon, we took Blackie and went for a drive through some of the outlying areas of town that we hadn't yet seen. Got some great foliage pictures, one of which I've share below. Then we headed to Table Rock Lake State Park to walk the trails there. Perfect weather for walking along the lake! Blacke was in smell heaven - he couldn't move back and forth fast enough! :) Posted a couple of pictures taken from the trail. The one of the marina doesn't begin to show the huge number of boats docked there. There were at least ten to fifteen of those covered docks. The water was just gorgeous with the sun shining on it. It was a wonderful walk.

Finally, I was able to upload some Red Skelton Tribute pictures. Hope you enjoy them, too.

Not expecting great weather this weekend, so I don't we'll do too much. Planning to drive up to Springfield next week. There are some FREE things to do there. A couple sound really interesting; a driving tour of the Battle of Springfield from the Civil War and there's a portion of Route 66 that has been "immortalized" for lack of a better word.

Roy & Barb left this morning. :( They are headed back home to Ohio, via St. Louis and Hannibal, MO. It was great spending time with them and we hope to hook back up sometime this winter. Did I already tell you that in an earlier post? Oh, well, sorry if I did.

Enjoy the pictures. Until the next time . . . take care of each other and keep in touch!

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