We made it to Missouri, and it was well worth the drive. The landscape is beautiful here. The rolling hills and forests are breathtaking. We stayed in a small RV park midway between Springfield and Branson. It was the perfect location, and at only $90/week with full hookups it was hard to beat. Linda finally got to see her little sister Tammy after nearly 20 years. It was so nice for me to finally meet her as well. We had pizza and beer, and it was great seeing Linda and Tammy catching up and reminiscing about old times.
While in the area, we visited both Springfield and Branson. Springfield is more like a typical Midwest city, but Branson reminds of Vegas...without the gambling. Branson is packed with lots of live entertainment and shows.
|Linda and Tammy|
|This is a hiking trail right in Branson|
|The trail led down to the river...On the way, there were a number of small caves.|
|We spotted this guy while driving down the '76 Strip' in Branson|
|Footbridge crossing the railroad tracks in Springfield. The visitor center told us that it's the longest, continuously used footbridge in the country!|
|Beautiful park in Springfield|
|A glimpse of Historical C-Street (Commercial Street)|
|This is the ORIGINAL Bass Pro Shops in Springfield. At nearly 500,000 sf, it's more than 3x the size of the BassPro in Vegas. This is the granddaddy of them all!|