Friday, September 4, 2009
This is our last full day here in Branson, Missouri, at "Still Waters Resort" as we leave tomorrow to go back to Kansas. We have had a great time here with our middle daughter Lynnette, her husband Kyle and their 6 kids. We have shared a huge 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo with a nice, fully equipped kitchen that also has a washer and dryer. It has a big table in a dining room, and it also has a living room with a fireplace and a TV over it with a VCR, DVD player and Cable TV. The kids have enjoyed watching the Disney Channel and we all have enjoyed some movies in the evenings as we relaxed after a busy day at Silver Dollar City. We fixed dinner in the crock pot a couple of times so that it would be ready when we came home tired, and that was great.
There is a nice size balcony off of the living room with a wonderful view of Table Rock Lake and the surrounding hills. Some of us have eaten out there, and done morning devotions, and the kids have enjoyed playing out there and watching the many geese as they waddle around below, searching for food and noisily honking! One morning the geese actually woke me up.
In the evenings we could sit there and watch the boaters coming back into the docks and as the veil of darkness settled we would listen to the sounds of nature and feel the peacefulness all around us. I think they named this place “Still Waters” for a good reason.
Even though it is quiet and peaceful here, that doesn't mean there isn't a lot going on. This is a wonderful place for families, and lots of things to do. Including a fun new pool that has a zero entry for the little ones to access safely and a pretty waterfall to play under. They have huge beds with pillows all around the pool so that people can lounge or even take a nap! I imagine they have waterproof material,…but I didn’t actually try one out, so I am not sure, but they looked inviting.
They have a little “Bayside Market” where you can buy food or order a light meal, or breakfast, and they also sell items you might need, and they also have bicycles you can check out and ride around the resort on. They have a nice little playground for small children too. And trails where you can take a walk. And down at the dock you can rent boats, paddle boats and little canoes.
My husband went fishing a couple of days but the fish weren’t cooperating,… but he has fun just being out there, and he spends those quiet moments with the Lord.
He and I drove into town and saw a show last night. We like John Tweed. (His real name is “Tweedle”). He has a four octave voice and is a very good entertainer. We have gone to that show before on previous visits to Branson, and we decided it was worth going back! His daughter Sarah Tweedle does a few numbers with him and she has a lovely voice. I bought one of her CD’s of Broadway tunes.
We all went to see the Titanic Museum one day and it was so interesting,…but also sad, as it told the stories of the many people who were aboard the ship. We spent a couple of hours there, but a person could stay twice that long and learn as much as they wanted to. They have re-created the grand stairway and many of the elegant elements that were inside of the ship.
My daughter has been taking the pictures and writing about our stay here, and posting it on her “Dancing Barefoot” blog, but I just wanted to add some of my input today. It is going to be hard to leave this beautiful place, but we are just thankful for this time we have had together in a place that makes us think of our Wonderful Creator.