And Mabee Lodge. Here’s their description of the Lodging. A night in the Mabee Lodge ensures sweet dreams. Fifteen elegantly appointed suites await you, with personalized service. Enjoy a night stay in our student-run Lodge, with award-winning accommodations. Whether you are looking for a relaxing romantic getaway or a family-friendly vacation.I n your room, you will find complimentary student-made amenities with personalized cold beverages. In the evenings our student staff will perform a turndown service that includes fresh milk from the W. Alton Jones Campus Dairy, homemade turn down cookies, fresh ground coffee, Pacific Sea bath salts, and Hard Work U. robes. The following morning you will be greeted by our wait staff with your ‘complimentary continental breakfast, delivered at the time of your choice. When checking into the lodge, all children thirteen years and younger will receive a Hard Work U. bracelet, allowing them to get complimentary ice cream from our Nettie Marie’s Creamery.
On Monday we strolled through what I think of as Downtown Branson. We went to the post office to pick up some mail and put in the mail our granddaughters birthday present. It was too hot to do much exploring but we did get to go through Dick’s 5 and 10 which is a unique place with gifts you won’t find anywhere else, one-of-a-kind collections spanning generations, toys from yesteryear, items for the home, games, hobby supplies, sewing, an aisle of the quirky and fun and so much more. Here’s a link to their website in case you’re looking for something unusual or from the past, pretty sure they have it!
We also went through a cool store, Peter Engler Designs. Hand carved items all around the store.
There was a lady there, Mary Bowman who carves these Santa ornaments and several other things right there in the store!
Roy found him a new buddy! He costs $22,000 and took 5 years to carve!
I discovered Life Time Candles at this shop and fell in love. Too expensive for me, but if I was rich I’d get one for everyone I know, they are that cool!
As we hopped from shop to shop trying to get out of the heat I hid about a bunch of rocks on benches and street light posts.
Before we got back home two of the rocks had been found and they posted the find on Facebook! Barbara said: “Found in Branson Mo at Ripleys…rehiding tomorrow!!! 💖💖💖”
I know this has been long but it’s one of those times that I don’t want to forget about where we’ve been so I write about it! We are within one hour of reaching Perry State Park. Yay! Roy hurt his back this morning as we were getting ready to leave so please pray for him as he is our driver and a good guy!