Branson, Missouri

I spent less than 24 hours in Branson, Missouri.  It was a stop as I headed south.  Even though, I did not see any shows I did see some interesting items.

The first stop was the wax museum. Why is Jeannie so interesting? I just spent the last nine months with the TV tuned to I Dream of Jeannie to keep the morning news from ruining the day.

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I did find some interesting items at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.

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The fountain at the Branson Landing were entertaining. A relaxing ending to a busy day.

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Krispy Kreme Donuts!!!! Notice the sign that indicated HOT Donuts. As soon as I walked in the door the worker handed me a HOT donuts. That was the best donut that I have eaten in the past decade.

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Pickle Gap Village

Pickle Gap Village is located somewhere is Arkansas, near Conway I believe.  I had to stop there because of the name.  It was enjoyable and entertaining.

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With a name like Pickle Gap, you would expect to find pickles every where.  Alas, pickle were only found in one barrel.  But, other interesting items were found.

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Pickle Gap had a little play area and goats.  Please wash you hands after petting the goats.

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Natchez, Mississippi

I have driven through Natchez, Mississippi many times while heading to North Louisiana.  Mostly, stopping at the McDonalds for a quick break.  I always loved the tree lined view on John R. Junkin drive, and wanted to see more of the city.

Natchez, is located on the East side of the Mississippi River.  Vidalia, Louisiana is directly across the river on the west side.

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Selecting pictures to add in the blog post was difficult, because Natchez is a beautiful city with a lot of history.

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I could have spent the entire day, looking over the Mississippi River.  If you never have seen the Mississippi River in the Southern States, it is an amazing site.

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This is a newer building overlooking the Mississippi.  I share it because the famous restaurant, Cock of the Walk, was located.

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Even their Court House is a vision.

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In other blog posts, I will cover some of the places I visited while staying in Natchez, MS.

Natchitoches – The City of Lights

Today, my travels took me to Natchitoches, Louisiana.  It is called the City of Lights because at Christmas time they light up the city with thousands of lights.  Last year, 2014, they celebrated their 300 birthday.

They have a wonderful park located on the Cane River in their downtown historical district.  I walked by the shops, but many was closed today because of the Labor Day holiday.

Many Bed and Breakfast establishments are located in Natchitoches, but I choose to stay somewhere else.  One day, I will stay at a Bed and Breakfast.  But, it will be longer than just overnight and in either a Plantation or Castle.

Rogue House - Natchitoches

Rogue House – Natchitoches

Cane River

Cane River

Water Fall

Water Fall

Lunch was at Maglieaux on the Cane.  You can check out the review here: Maglieaux’s Review