If you like theme parks and are in need for a vacation from the usual theme park visit, head on down to Branson Missouri to Silver Dollar City. I keep talking about this place like they pay me to advertise for them but in reality it's a place I'm quite fond of. According to their history page, it all began in 1950 when the Herschend family acquired a lease on a cave that brought tourism to the area. In order to keep the guests entertained while waiting to visit the Marvel Cave, Mary Herschend created a village reminiscent of the 1880s. This tiny village is known today as Silver Dollar City. For more information on this establishment check out their link here.
To me, the park had the appeal of Kakariko village or even an Animal Crossing town where you can interact with almost everything, including sending postcards to loved ones from the village; just like my friend Lacy did when we arrived. She purchased a postcard of one of the places in Silver Dollar City at the General Store and we all signed our names and sent our love out to Aunt Polly and Uncle Joe.
|You know you're somewhere magical when Moon Pies appear.|
|Sausage, bell peppers, corn, potatoes and seasonings = Good Food|
|Fresh crispy pork rinds...mmmmmmmmmmmmm.|
Here's something yet to be conquered...
Dog n' Potato on a stick anyone?
I leave off this post today with other photos of good times with friends and loved ones. Have a great weekend!!
|The Giant Swing|
|Southern Raised, a sibling Bluegrass band and 2011 CAM Gospel Sing-Off Winner.|
|A living Blacksmith, they do exist in the Ozarks.|
|Wasn't a fan of Yak, but Elk was good.|
|Fresh batch of warm Peanut Brittle makes the crumpies go away.|
This is a view from the inside of the Wilderness Church where my girlfriend was proposed to last November. The bridal couple thought they would take a little time remembering that day and the beautiful future they have ahead of them. Isn't that sweet?