It is always delightful to see the 198 foot tall cross when we travel through Effingham, Illinois.
Enjoying coffee, the scenery, and three hours of Gospel music on Sirius Radio (bluegrass channel) was heavenly.
As we talked about the delightful, heavenly morning, we came upon highway that was quite bumpy.
I said to Cerwin, “This road reminds us that we are not yet on streets of gold.” 🙂
Someone is getting a large delivery of pipe fittings.
One of our first sightings of the St. Louis Arch.
There were many large sign advertisements – during the last half hour before arriving at Branson.
Branson is definitely a city of food, music and entertainment.
Cerwin was into something smoked and made of beef, so we stopped at this restaurant near our motel.
We enjoyed the delightful music of this country music crooner while having our first real meal of the day – smoked brisket and a salad bar.
There was also a friendly man in the entrance area who helped us organize our three days in Branson – with information about the best concerts.
Our first tickets were to hear The Texas Tenors at Starlite Theatre. I took this picture in the diner/entrance area. This was about two hours after supper, so a dip of vanilla ice cream sounded good while we waited for the theatre doors to open.
Oh, my! What an incredibly, fabulous concert.
Some of you will remember them from “America’s Got Talent” in 2009 – when they became famous, even though they did not win the top spot.
The concert included gospel, patriotic (Veteran’s Day is a big deal here in Branson), classical, country, and familiar Christmas songs.
John Hagen reading the story of the birth of Jesus from Luke.
They enjoy having fun with their amazing talent.
If you go to Branson, don’t miss this concert.