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 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!
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!