John and I were blessed to be able to take our a vacation away from home – first one in over 15 years. We went to Branson, MO. as we were gifted with a week’s time share there. The condo was fantastic. We could hear a waterfall from our screened in deck/porch where I had my coffee most mornings, even if I had to wrap in a blanket!

We walked the nature trail to find the waterfall. Beautiful!

On Monday we went on board the Branson Bell Dinner Show Boat and had a miserable meal with the only bad service of the whole week. The dinner show was nice at least.

We did see several shows together, the very best being Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. The food, service and show were all excellent. The horses at the Stampede were very well taken care of and loved, not just show horses.

We really enjoyed Silver Dollar City even though it was only partially open. We saw some craftsmen and I saw a lot of the old cabins while John was taking the Caverns tour that my knees just wouldn’t do.



John did a lot of things by himself while I was back at the condo reading ebooks. BTW, he relaxed enough to read an ebook himself!




Sorry, I didn’t even want to go see him do the Zipline. Made my stomach turn over just thinking about it. I could have handled the seq-way but was in the middle of a book!

Oh, here’s what we brought home from Silver Dollar City –


He’s doing well on the dulcimer, too. Maybe I’ll post a video of his playing sometime soon!

I’m amazed at how God worked all the details out so we could get away. Thankful!



About Debbie

I'm a 53 yo homesteader/homemaker who is obsessively in love with my God, my husband and my life. I don't know anything about blogging and resisted it for years now. I am good at rambling, which is probably the old fashioned way to say blogging anyway so I'll struggle on and see where this goes. My husband, John, and I live on a 55 acre homestead in NE Texas where we raise Dwarf Nigerian Milk Goats, laying hens, guinea, cats and 3 dogs. We try to live as self-sufficiently as possible, raising organic veggies and meat chickens and using our goats milk for drinking, cooking, cheese/butter making and soap making. John works off the homestead but does a lot on the weekends. We basically live the way our grandparents or great grandparents lived. We believe living debt-free like our grandparents did is the biggest step in being self-sufficient or shall I say, God-sufficient. Life here is always an adventure and seldom boring .... to us anyway! If you have time, come watch the grass grow with me on the porch swing. Debbie
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