Dave & Dot's 25th Anniverary Tour

Week 2 - Memphis, TN to Branson, MO

Saturday, October 13th - Could this be Las Vegas in the middle of the Midwest?

Another travel day.

Today we head for Branson, Missouri, a miniture "Vegas" (without the gambling) in the middle of the Ozark mountains. First started in the late 1800's it has grown to over 50 different venues. A lot of the stars who perform there also live there.

We arrived in Branson mid-afternoon and checked into our condo. We are staying at our WorkMark  Branson resort where we own a timeshare.  It is one of our newest resorts and we actually stayed in a building that only had three of the condos completed to the point of residency.

We headed up north to Ozark, MO for dinner with the Quackenbush's at a place called Lambert's. It is a real down home country restaurant where they (literally) throw your dinner rolls at you and serve you portions that are served in a skillet! Here you pick your entree and then you can eat as much as you want, ordering the same slab of meat several times if you are hungry enough. I had a ham steak that was at least a foot in diameter and nearly a half inch thick. I was only able to eat one. (had too many of those great tasting rolls!)

We had a wonderful visit with Randy and Shelly. We had a nearly 2 hour wait for dinner and so we were able to leave a "line holder" and visit their home in nearby Nixa, just a few miles away. Lambert's is actually just across the road from James River Assembly where Randy is the Music Director.

Larry, Randy’s brother was able to get us tickets to a show about the life of Christ called The Promise and we saw that after our visit and dinner. Very well done!