Daily Archives: July 30, 2021

Trip Prep . . .

Jan and I spent this evening starting to book stuff for our Christmas in Branson visit. First up were our tickets to Yakov Smirnoff’s show on December 5, the day we arrive in Branson. We had to do this one first because that’s his last show of the season.

Next up we got tickets to see SIX once again, on Monday at 8pm at the Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater. Again, we were kind of constrained by the times of their shows and the times we had open.

Next up was a Dinner Cruise on the Branson Belle, the riverboat that cruises Table Rock Lake. We had hoped to do the 8pm one, but they didn’t have any open during the week we’re going to be there, so it will be an early dinner, at 4pm on Tuesday, the 7th.

One thing I found is that it’s cheaper to book directly through the theater, and not through one of the online services like BransonShows.com or others. In fact we saved over $30 on the tickets for Yakov’s show alone.

And in other ticket buying news, I went online this morning to the Houston Museum of Natural Science and got tickets to the Pompeii Exhibit there,

Pompeii Exhibit

and it’s going to be family and friends excursion, with Jan and I, Brandi and Landon, and Landon’s BFF, Sophie.

And besides Pompeii, there’s also the Body Worlds exhibit,

Body Worlds

and Victoria, the T-Rex.

Victoria T-Rex

So we’ve got bodies encased in stone, bodies encased in plastic, and a T-Rex. Sounds like the perfect afternoon for a couple of almost-11 year old’s.

And us adults too, of course.

As we’ve done on past Museum visits, we’re going to meet up first at nearby Cleburne Cafeteria for lunch beforehand. A great place to eat.

We’re set for August 10th, just before Landon and Sophie start back to school the next week on the 16th.

Then the following Thursday, the 12th, we’re meeting Debi and Ed Hurlburt, and maybe Janice and Dave Evans, for lunch at Razzoo’s Cajun Café up in Spring. Then coming back south, I’ll drop Jan off at Brandi’s so she can dog-sit while Brandi, et al, spend the weekend at the lake.

So it’ll be just me and Karma for our weekend.

Thought For The Day:

“Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.” – H.L. Mencken

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