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.
I did find some interesting items at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
The fountain at the Branson Landing were entertaining. A relaxing ending to a busy day.
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.
If you are ever near Carthage, MO, a stop at the Precious Moments Chapel is worth the visit.
Samuel J. Butcher the creator of the Precious Moment figurines journeyed through the United State in search for a location to place the chapel. Once he found Carthage, MO, he knew, with the rolling hills, water stream, and caves, it would be a perfect location for the chapel.
Most of the painting were down at his home in the Philippines and brought to the Chapel via an UHaul.
Samuel Butcher painted the ceiling laying on a scaffold.
After his son Phillip died, he dedicated a room in the Chapel to Phillip.
This is a playhouse for his grandchildren.
Along I-80, in about the middle of Nebraska, crossing the Interstate, erected high, stands the Archway.
Inside the Archway is a museum that covers the history of the Great Plains of Nebraska. From the settlers, to building of the interstate, through today’s modern history.
Outside on the west side, is a maze that resembles a fort. It probably depicts Fort Kearney, which is only a few miles away.
Across the bridge there are sculptures of bison and walking trails that will take you to Kearney or the Fort Kearney State Historical Park.
Most of the homes around Natchez, MS, last tour is a 4:30 p.m. So, what do you do after you walk around downtown and view the Mississippi River? Yes, you go to the cemetery.
The Historic Natchez Cemetery was established in 1822 high on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River.
I do not have any known relative or friend buried here. But, there is a lot of history on these grounds.
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.
Selecting pictures to add in the blog post was difficult, because Natchez is a beautiful city with a lot of history.
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.
This is a newer building overlooking the Mississippi. I share it because the famous restaurant, Cock of the Walk, was located.
Even their Court House is a vision.
In other blog posts, I will cover some of the places I visited while staying in Natchez, MS.
Rock City is located in Minneapolis, Kansas. The huge rocks are sandstone concretions. It a nice area, but bring your insect spray and use it. It located in a field ripe with big rocks and tiny bugs.