Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Short, Fun Vacation

Good morning everyone. We had a fun two days away! We spent Sunday afternoon at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. They are having their annual World Fest.

"Each spring the proud citizens of Silver Dollar City welcome international performers from around the world to share their stories and trade traditions with our guests visiting Ozark Mountain Country.
It's a celebration of harmony and goodwill where smiles resonate across oceans, laughter resounds throughout cultures, dance links all people and music is the universal language! "
Silver Dollar City website.
These pretty young ladies were part of the dancers from Scotland.

These girls were the dancers from Ireland.

My husband and our daughters in the barn on the 'homestead' at Silver Dollar City.
Besides the Celtic Isles program, we saw some Polynesian dancers and a fire thrower. The fire thrower was fun to watch, though he made me nervous! I was so sure he was getting burned! Wish I could have taken pictures of him, but I'm still not adept at working my camera in low lighting. It was so crowded we were unable to see the Chinese acrobats. We attended their program last year and they were very good.
Hope you all had a good weekend and are looking forward to this week.
"This is the day the Lord has made: let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24


  1. What a sweet day! I love such times...
    I was noticing that your Rowdy looks so much like my girst cat, Hannah. We had her for almost 15 years and lost her 6 years ago. She was a hoot. Seeing Rowdy just brought sucha a smile to my face...Hannah loved opening boxes too!

    Such sweet gifts you have received! And deserved....you are a treasure dear Rosemary!


  2. My husband and I have always wanted to go there. Maybe this year??? Thanks for the pictures. connie from Texas

  3. How interesting and so very pleased you had a wonderful time.

    Did the girls from Scotland sing in "Gaelic"? I always luv when I hear the singing in the gaelic language.



  4. We went to World Fest a few years ago, it was alot of fun and very interesting. Branson is wonderful, how far away are you? Were about 2 hours maybe?

  5. I've always wanted to go to Branson...I used to live closer to it than I do now...I've heard the crows are awful but the shows are worth it!

  6. What a great time you had. My aunt is going to Branson in early June. I heard they have great shops.

    Take care,

  7. Hey I have been there, its alot of fun. How far are you away from there? Sue is not really that far. Hope you have a nice time.

  8. I think a short vacation can be the most fun. Not much packing. Not much hassle. Just a fun getaway.

    Thank you for sharing it with us.


  9. Oh my goodness! I just love the Irish Dancers!! Lucky you! It sounds like a delightful few days. I've never been to Branson, but it intrigues me.Thanks for the photos.

  10. Looks like you had a great family day. How far was that for you to drive? No heavy jackets in the pictures, so good weather was had for you.

  11. Looks like you had a wonderful time. We haven't been to SDC in several years. We were in Branson a couple years ago. We stayed at Big Cedar for a couple days. Our friends are on their way back from wintering in Texas and will stop a couple days, over next weekend, in Branson.

    I would like to see the new shops on the landing. It sounds like that is a fun place.

    Back Porch Musings

  12. What a fun trip! I've never been but would love to.

  13. Sue, we are about 4 1/2 hours from Branson.

    Early bird--it was very crowded by the late afternoon--but we had fun anyway.

    SusieQ--glad Rowdy made you smile. He does that alot to us, too!

    Peter-I have been trying to post on your blog and blogger won't let me! I'll try again later!

    THanks everyone for visiting the blog!

  14. I forgot to ask why it is called "Silver Dollar City"?

    I am rather curious - as you probably guessed.



  15. Peter, I tried to look up the answer to the question you asked. I think it is called Silver Dollar City because they used to give change (instead of dollar bills) in silver dollars. I think it was sort of a 'gimmick' that they used when they first opened the park. There is a small history of it on Wikipedia.