Two of Dave's aunts came to visit last week, so our family got to play tourist guides. I have to tell you--we sometimes forget what a FUN town we live in. Typically, we take all the shortcuts driving around town, and avoid certain restaurants and activities during high tourist season. We've become pretty savvy about avoiding all the tourist hot spots.
But, this weekend? We were smack dab in the middle of it all. And we had a blast! (Of course, 2 fun aunts sure added to the excitement!)
The activity that topped the list for me was the brand new Joseph musical at the Sight and Sound theater. I was really looking forward to the new musical--especially since it has already gotten great reviews. But, WOW. It far exceeded my expectations! The set design is AMAZING. Joseph's elaborate sets and costumes would rival any Broadway show. The beautiful songs and upbeat dances kept all of us entertained the entire 2 hours. The story of forgiveness that runs through the whole story was believeable, and had me thinking about it even after it was over. Seriously, I recommend you do NOT MISS this show while it's here!
Next, on my list of fun was the Dixie Stampede. It's been a couple of years since I've been, and there were some amazing additions! I couldn't stop giggling the entire time the miniature horses were racing around the track. I also loved the addition of the bird "dancer" flying through the air. I was happy that I was really hungry when we arrived, and of course, the food did NOT disappoint! (Anybody else want to "amen" the buttery cheese biscuits?)
One night, we decided to go play miniature golf. Our town is filled with great miniature golf courses. We have so many to choose from! We picked an outdoor one, since the weather was PERFECT that evening! However, in the hundred-degree summer, I love that our little town has a couple of nice and cool INDOOR miniature golf courses.
The activity that was both at the top AND the bottom of my list...was our 2-day garage sale. We were uncertain about having a garage sale, since our aunts were in town...but (once they saw our garage!!!), they encouraged us to have the sale, and offered to pitch in. The sale was at the top of my list--because, hello, CASH MONEY!! The sale was at the bottom of my list--because, ugh, I really hate garage sales. But, the best part of every garage sale (besides the CASH) is that beautiful feeling of bagging everything up afterwards, and dropping it off at the thrift store. Even though I was tired and sweating in that moment, I felt exhilirated to be getting RID of so much stuff. I think I could easily get addicted to that feeling.
Sadly, Dave's aunts have gone home, and we are back to normal life in Branson. We're back to driving the shortcuts and avoiding the tourist spots. But, it sure was FUN for a couple of days!!! (We already miss you, Ginger and Jean!!)
What did you do this weekend?