Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Weekend in Branson!

We spent last weekend in Branson, Mo! We loaded our RV and took off last Thurs for the Ozarks. The ride was pretty bumpy so I put my cross stitching away and knitted on a potholder. We stayed at a secluded little RV park just a couple of blocks off of the famous busy highway 76. We love this park as it has terraced spots and is like a little town, in fact, we were on Yes, Deer Drive!
Friday am we headed to Cecilia's Needlework! Of course I had to add to my stash with some things on my list, and many things that weren't!

My wish list included the JBW Birds and Berries Antique Alphabet. I picked Irish Cream fabric for it and GAST Mulberry for the floss. JN's Bluebird Alphabet caught my eye as did the stitcher hornbook. The chart was a freebie so I bought the hornbook to finish it. I also got another Button Up Birdies chart, 3, love these birds! Are you seeing a pattern here with birds?? Anyway, I also added the ornament preview Just Cross Stitch magazine to my pile. Oh, and the little box was in the half price bin so I couldn't come home without it! Great stashing, huh? And to make it even more fun, Cecilia's were having a 4th of July Sale, everything was 25% off!

That evening my DH and I went here:

We'd heard only good things about it, especially the food, so decided to try it! We certainly weren't disappointed!
First there was a preshow. We had yummy fruit drinks served in the little boots below. A juggler performed, and then he brought up his 15 yr old stepson to juggle! He was amazing! His juggling and tricks were astounding!
Then we went to our seats in the arena. It was divided between the "North" and the "South", we were "Northerners"!
While we were being served our drinks and food the show started, and what a spectacle it was! There were competitions between the "North" and the "South", horseback riding and cattle roping and even buffalo herding! And some audience members participated in some of the contests. It was all very entertaining and the food was scrumptious! I highly recommend the Dixie Stampede!

I tried to do some stitching when we were relaxing in the RV, and did make some progress on my mystery sampler part 2. Here's where I am so far!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing and fun 4th of July!