Route 66 – 2017/2018:

October 29 to November 4

With Chicago in the rear view mirror it was time to head to Branson, Missouri. The first day was a quiet one on Sunday, Oct. 29th. Day 2 we cruised around a bit and managed to catch some Great Blue Herons fishing for dinner. On Hallowe’en it was off to Arkansas and the beautiful, historic town of Eureka Springs. Then a couple days around Branson, a Beatles cover band show and a dinner/ show cruise around Table Rock Lake on the Showboat Branson Belle before heading for Texas down Route 66.

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Day 15 - Oct. 29, 2017

A quiet day. Only a few shots today. There is a very pretty lake just outside Branson named Table Rock Lake.

Table Rock Lake, Branson, MO

Day 16 - Oct. 30, 2017

Just a quick road trip to Table Rock Lake. Later we found some Great Blue Heron's looking for dinner below the dam.

Table Rock Lake, Branson, MO

Day 17 - Oct. 31, 2017

Hallowe'en. A great day for a road trip to Arkansas. So, off we go to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Very pretty little town. Narrow streets, 100+ year old buildings and lots of history. We toured a vinegar and Olive Oil store with hundreds of kinds of Olive oil and vinegar. Who knew? Pretty cool place, especially on Hallowe'en. They go all out!

Eureka Springs, AR at Hallowe'en

Day 18- Nov. 1, 2017

Just a day around Branson. After a great dinner at Buckingham's, we took in our first show, "Liverpool Legends". A Beatles cover band promoted by George Harrison's sister. Good but not great.

Mickey Gilley Theatre, Branson, MO

Day 19 - Nov. 2, 2017

Another quiet day around Branson. Then a dinner cruise around the shores of Table Lake on the "Showboat Branson Belle". This is a genuine paddle wheeler showboat. The lake, by the way, is a man made lake created by the dam built in 1956. It is 70 miles long, over 250 feet deep with over 800 miles of beautiful shoreline. Dinner and a show!

Showboat Branson Belle

Day 20 - nov. 3, 2017

A long day on the road. From Branson, MO to Shawnee, OK along "The Mother Road", Old Route 66.

Rainbow Curve Bridge. Baxter Springs, Kansas - Route 66

Day 21 - nov. 4, 2017

Well, we finished the journey to Holly Lake Ranch, Texas. A few shots along the way and then some around the resort. The area is beautiful, with a little lake, golf course and forest. However, the room leaves a lot to be desired and the internet is very poor.