We got out of town on Friday night after Vicky got off work. It was a beautiful night to drive down to Branson. the sky was clear and there was just a sliver of a moon.
The drive is about 3.5 hours from our house. We arrived late and had a quick salad and some meat and cheese with crackers as dinner- by candle light
The dawn was excellent and Saturday was suppose to be the weather highlight of the weekend.
Lately I have seen lots of posts wanting to know the privy with best view- well we have a good one this weekend.
It was off to explore the area again and see some sights. the first stop was Shepard of the Hills. It is a big observatory Tower that you can zip line from. Vicky thought about it, but decided not to this time. They were actually finishing up the decorations around the park, so we couldn't get it to look around.
One of the old buildings on the Shepard of the Hills property.
We decided to head over to Table Rock State Park for a hike. I got a couple of unusual panorama views of Table Rock lake
Much of the trail system at Table Rock State Park was closed due to the start of deer season hunting.
But we did manage a 3 mile loop hike along one of the open sections.
A little wine before hand to fortify myself to the big crowds
We took the shuttle bus over to the park as it drops you off and picks you up right at the entrance and makes a really easy way to avoid some of the parking issues.
And it was packed!
The main Christmas tree in the center of the park. It comes "to life" after dark- see video below
Vicky and I are never too old to ride the train. It gives you a good view of the entire park and its just fun.
The view from the train shows you the backside of the large roller coasters in the park "Fire in the Hole" is suppose to be the #1 or #2 best roller coaster in America.
Half way through the train ride (in the winter) the train stops for a story of the Nativity. In the summer you are "held up" by a couple of incompetent country boys
The big tree performs every 15 minutes after sunset
Sunday dawned colder and cloudy I made a fire in our sites fire pit, We relaxed while it rained lightly, had a big breakfast and cleaned up the RV and headed home around 1 pm so we could get home just before dark.
It was a nice late season RV trip and a good relaxing weekend.