Daily Archives: December 5, 2021

What A Country!

Well, we made it to Branson this afternoon by about two o’clock pm. Nice, smooth trip up from Texarkana.

We first went by and picked up our tickets that we bought online from one of the many discount places. and then had a lunch special at Famous Dave’s, one of our favorite barbecue places.

Famous Dave's BBQ Branson

By the time we were done it was three o’clock and we could check into the hotel.

We were going to be staying at the Twelve Oaks Inn right off the west end of the US 76 Loop, and convenient to everything.

Twelve Oaks Branson

Turned out to be a very nice privately-owned place with nice rooms and friendly people.

After resting up for a couple of hours we headed out for the first show of our week in  Branson, Yakov Smirnoff.

Unlike most other theaters, Yakov’s is not on the main Strip, but up north of town.

Yakov Theater

Besides seeing Yakov in Galveston this past July, we also saw him when we last visited Branson in November 2011, so we definitely wanted to see him again.

Having lived in the Soviet Union until he was 26 when he and his parents managed to get out. There he was an art teacher, as well as a ‘licensed’ comedian.

Yes, in Russia all comedians have to be licensed. And all their jokes have to be approved by a committee. No wonder he wanted out of there.

Yakov Branson 1

Besides talking about humor, laughter, and relationships, his act is overtly patriotic.

Yakov Branson 2

As Yakov says, “What A Country!”

A really great show!

Thought For The Day:

Life is too short to worry about stupid things or stupid people. Have fun, regret nothing, and don’t let people bring you down.