|View of Branson from the campground|
The resort is about 5-6 miles from Branson town center. We asked the front desk if it was possible to leave our LH in the storage area while we go sightseeing for the day. They assigned us to a room already and gave the parking pass for LH. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
After we got the parking pass we moved the LH to the storage area, unhooked the Jeep, so we can use it to go sightseeing.
The first stop was at Mount Pleasant Winery to sample their wines. Each of us chose up to 5 different wines, so we had 10 wines to sample. There were some we liked, but we decided not to buy any bottles.
|Sampling coconut liqueur|
It was almost lunchtime and we were already hungry. We wanted to check out Branson's famous World Largest Chicken that wears a star-spangled vest and bow tie. The Great American Steak and Chicken House is built under a Giant Rooster. You walk right under it to go inside the restaurant. If you stand right where its rear end is you might be ..... It is indeed a great photo opportunity. We decided that we were going to have lunch there. They serve a lot of Southern fried foods. The foods were good.
|Honey cornbread - it is to die for!!!|
|Full-size tractor above the salad bar |
How did they get it up there?
After lunch we went to Stone Hill Winery to sample their wines. We went on a tour and then sampled wines afterwards. There there is no limit on how many wines we can sample. Some we liked, some we did not. Again, we did not buy any.
|Vintage Grape Press|
|Wine Bottle Holder|
|Beginning of the tour|
After the tour we went back to the timeshare resort to pick up something from the LH that we forgot to take along this morning. An umbrella!!!
|LH parked at the storage area|
We went to Historic Downtown Branson. Traffic was horrible downtown because everybody was there shopping/sightseeing/browsing and there were no available parking spots downtown. So we went a little further away from downtown to a park with many empty parking spaces. It was too far to walk downtown with the threat of rain hanging around overhead. We watched the river flowing swiftly and there were hundreds of Canadian Geese (No, we did not ask to see their passports, we don't speak Geese) :-)
The Geese decided they better head somewhere else when the fog reached just past the middle of the river, they all followed Simon, the leader!
At first the fog started near the trees on the far bank just to the left of the picture, as we watched it got larger and expanded rapidly, almost like there was a fog machine there.
This little kid must have caught a bunch of fish, seems every time we looked at him, he was reeling in a fish and his grandparents unhooked it for him and re-baited his hook.
Below is video of driving in the rain (not dancing) on the way back to the resort.
|Entrance to The Suites at Fall Creek Timeshare Resort|