Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday Tube (YouTube)

This music video is from a young man, Nate Currin, who we know from when we lived in Georgia! 
Goodnight California
This music video is going to be pitched to major music video networks: MTV, VH1, Fuse, etc. along with about 100 other channels, you get to see it here!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Our Mini Vaca - Early 30th Anniversary Trip!

This is a "mansion" we saw on the river boat tour...
My husband and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this August!  When we got married we took our honeymoon in Branson, MO.  We have heard, over the years, about how much Branson has grown and all the shows, etc... so, we thought we would go back and see for ourselves! We didn't want to go in August, we are older and wiser, due to the heat - so planned a long weekend and took a mini vacation!

Many things have changed about Branson but some things are still the same - one major thing is, even with all the traffic (and there is a LOT), they still have the single lanes with one shared turn lane in the middle!

We are on a budget, who isn't!  We did some searching before we went, trying to decide what we wanted to see, there are far to many attractions and shows to select from!  We finally decided we wanted that we wanted to see two shows and possible take one of the Riverboat Rides.

Every hotel and several other locations have books with maps and coupons - you can get some good deals!
You DO want a good map!  We liked the little one that was in the Best Read Guide Branson 2011.  We used coupons from several different books.
We decided to take a leisure boat trip, we got discount tickets and REALLY enjoyed the time on the river.
This is the boat we were on

There is a lot of scenery and animals to see:
Years ago there was an attraction where
a pirate boat went down the river - this
was part of that attraction.
Captain Rick !  He is actually
steering the boat!

Deni - chillin' on the boat

It was fun and relaxing!

We saw two shows - the first and the one we enjoyed the most.....
These are two very talented young men!  They sing a variety of songs from  many different artists - we enjoyed this show very much!  We found out at the break that we were sitting next to their parents!

The Rankinetts

We also saw the Comedy Jamboree show - it was really more of a song show with some comedy routines in between - it was good.

We learned quickly that many of the restaurants are just touristy places and many don't serve very good food - we recommend checking Trip Advisor! for restaurants (and attractions, shows, etc...)
We found two places that we really enjoyed!  Now, mind you these are not high end places, one is a breakfast/lunch place and the other is your basic burger joint!
Breakfast - it is a bit of a drive (not along the main road) but SO worth it!
Billy Gail's 5291 State Highway 265, BransonMO 65616
Billy Gail's
Billy Gail's
We had so much fun!  Rick's coffee mug was from Kwipee's in Racine!
The breakfast was plentiful and good!

Burger stop! - just off the main drag (but you will miss it if you blink!)
Billy Bob's Dairyland - 1510 West State Highway 76BransonMO 65616
Fried Pie Menu

Billy Bob and is wife

Billy Bob's Dairyland is right next to a gas station
set back a little  - easy to miss if you are not paying
  • 417.337.9291
  • The Guide and Coupon books all had the wrong address!  This little place is a family run joint and we spoke with the wife - they are all great!  Old time burgers and drinks!  

We took a drive out around the lake - it was rainy but a nice peaceful drive.
The Lake
The lake

We spent a little more time driving around and found one of the restaurants, The Farm House, we had eaten at on our honeymoon!  They had a fire years ago but rebuilt in the same location - it looked almost exactly like it did 30 years ago!

We had a great time, but were ready to come home and sleep in our own bed!  I guess we are getting old!


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Zibbet Daily Deals

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Give it a try and spread the word!

Monday, June 6, 2011


This speech will provide an inspirational start to your work week!!

Make this week a great one!!  You can do it!!