Branson is actually a pretty cool little town. After watching the Alabama-Kentucky game Saturday evening we hit the sack early. Yesterday we went to Mass in the morning, lazed around in the afternoon, had some Ahi Tuna and rice for dinner then headed off to our first show…Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Band. They were pretty good although none of us recognized many of the songs they sang…a couple of Roger Miller tunes and a Johnny Cash song were about it. Still; the show was nice and we came home and were tired so went to bed again. We slept all the way until almost 0800 this morning then after breakfast and coffee Connie did some work and Neil did some computer stuff. After that we had some chicken and noodles for dinner and headed off to our second of three scheduled shows…this one was the Shepard of the Hills. This is an outdoor play very similar in concept to the Lost Colony show down in the North Carolina Outer Banks and deals with this history of the early settlers in this region. The show is closing permanently after next Saturday’s show after a 30something year run. Unfortunately we got to the show in the rain and discovered it was cancelled for today. The good news is that we get a refund…the bad news is that we will miss the show as we already have something scheduled for tomorrow and staying out Wednesday night before leaving early Thursday doesn’t sound like a smart idea to us.
Tomorrow we’re going to hear a group named Six…it’s composed of six brothers who sing a cappella (no instruments) but make instrument noises in addition to the sung lyrics so it sounds like they have an entire orchestra behind them. We’re looking forward to hearing their artistry.
Since the show was rained out we stopped by Waxy’s Irish Pub downtown and had a beer and split a fried bread pudding desert. Yum, whiskey sauce and caramel sauce ss well.