A fun surprise was lunch at Mel's Hard Luck Diner, where professional singing servers entertain you while you enjoy some great food. When I read about it, I thought the whole staff stopped what they were doing and all sang together, like in some places we've been. This was different. Each server sang a solo between serving their customers. They would introduce themselves and their song and tout their CD if you wanted "more". It was kind of like Hollywood, where everyone is "waiting tables until they get their big break in the movies". Here it was probably in hopes of a show. We heard about 4 while we were there, and for the most part, they were all pretty good! Fun way to enjoy your burger I must say! Pretty good burgers too!
In between these special visits, we browsed the area and found Branson's Landing. It was a pretty mall along the lake, with fountains and a large variety of shops. They have a huge Bass Pro Shop that I found several goodies I couldn't live without, but Jack - nothing! Go figure. ;-) They even have a great restaurant there, the White River Fish House, that we had a great dinner at. We saw that one of the local bars had "dueling pianos", so we decided to try as well. I'm glad it had a small cover charge because it wasn't worth much more. Let's just say, we've heard better.
All in all, Branson was a fun stop that even Jack had to agree was well worth it!
If you wish to view the rest of the photos from this trip, you can at my Flickr account at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/74905158@N04/
...on the road, Marie