Sunday, April 19, 2015

More Branson & A Very Brady Picture

Hi Everyone!

As I've been sharing with you, Mr. Bluebird and I went to Branson, Missouri for a little spring getaway.  Today I wanted to share pictures of some of the memorable places we went to.

We had heard from a local that Billy Gail's Cafe was THE place to go for breakfast and he was spot on!  First of all, even if the food had not been delicious, I would still love this little place.  It was once an old gas station near Silver Dollar City. Isn't it sweet?

Loved this old, red coal scuttle filled with geraniums.

The place was filled with lots of old treasures and had such charm.  Look at those red lockers - swoon!

Here's another pic of the outside - so stinkin' cute.  I can't wait to go back!

Mr. Bluebird is an avid golfer and we had heard about the Top of the Rock Golf Course at  Big Cedar Lodge.  Oh my gosh, what a beautiful place!  The little chapel in the distance can be rented out for weddings and other events.  The foreground of this picture is of the PRACTICE area - just breathtaking.

This is another view of the practice area from Arnie's Barn Bar & Restaurant.  We stopped in for a drink and being from Wisconsin, we wanted to sit outside (even if it was 65!.)  Since their main patio was not open, they let us and the couple we were traveling with use their private balcony and sitting area.

Check it out!  What a massive fireplace.  There are fireplaces all over this restaurant - each one more gorgeous than the next.

This is the indoor private dining area that adjoins the balcony.  I fell madly in love with these chairs!

The restaurant was built with a barn that was on famed golfer, Arnold Palmer's property.  It was taken and down and reconstructed by Amish craftsman. Adore the grainsack fabric used for the chairbacks.

Inside Arnie's Barn Gift Shop, there were tons of lovely home decor items.

I can't get enough of Pendelton blankets.

My favorite, most crushed on item were these incredible trays made out of wood slabs.  Oh.yes.please!   I may just pick one up next time.  The salesperson said it was their top selling item.

Being a kid from the 70's, I couldn't resist a photo op with Barry Williams aka Greg Brady.  Not sure I would say his show is "Branson's Hippest," but it was fun when we saw it in 2014. Once was enough for us, so we chose other shows this time. This picture was taken this year while we were picking up tickets.  Cheesy but fun!

That's a little more of our Branson adventure - such a fun place to go. Do you have a getaway spot you go to again and again?

My little Bluebird would love it if you stopped by her blog, Bows for Justine.  She has a fun coffee post up.

Thanks for stopping by,

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  1. So happy for this post today, Jane. Believe it or not, or son recently moved to Branson for his job. We are going back to see him in two weeks and it will be great to have some fun ideas. ;)

  2. OH! I am so jealous, Jane,( in a good way, smile). What a great trip you had, thanks for sharing.

  3. I love your photos- what a fun adventure! The cafe and lodge are gorgeous! I have never visited Branson; you have certainly made me want to go! I see so many great treasures too; it looks like a great place to shop!

  4. We have been to Branson once. Went with another couple and hE was succh a PIA we couldn't wait to get home:):) I love the little cafe that you went to. Looks like a neat place. The golf course is gorgeous!

  5. Hi Jane, we had plans to go to Branson a couple of years ago, but they fell through. Hope we can still do it sometime. Looks like fun..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  6. Thanks for sharing my post, mom!

  7. I've never been to Branson and I've always wanted to. I think I need to move this up a few notches on my bucket list.

  8. Such an amazing place!
    Thanks for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!