We only live 30 min or so from Branson but we rarely come down here (tourist traffic is terrible). However, last year we started a tradition of coming down for a long weekend while the monsters are on spring break. We find a hotel/condo with an indoor pool and in suite kitchen. The monsters swim themselves silly and then eat frozen pizzas, etc in our suite, because eating out in Branson is ridiculously expensive and the food is…ugh. I really don’t care for it at all. The only place in Branson I can eat and not be totally disappointed (so far) is Famous Daves, but I swear it’s not as good as what we had in Minnesota.
Each time we come down here, I dread the traffic and tourist joints. Everywhere, people are hitting you up for trinkets and junk. Let me take your picture! Oh, by the way, give me $40 (Dixie Stampede). Drives me nuts, so I’m already grumpy.
But oh, don’t get me started on the lousy 3G coverage down here. *sobs* Last year, the hotel said “wifi” but we didn’t read the fine print. The internet was down in the basement lounge — it wasn’t strong enough to reach each room. This year, we’re in a different building (owned by the same co) and so far, I do have wifi in certain areas, but it’s not strong and I keep getting kicked off. I’m just praying that the Evil Day Job doesn’t need me to log on for some reason. I may be sitting out on the balcony shivering (it’s chilly and rainy) to get a decent connection!
Plus, Middle Monster just slipped and fell on the tile here surrounding the pool (she wasn’t even running). I think she’s okay, but she doesn’t want to get back in, which concerns me. She just told me she wants to go back to the room….and eat. So I guess she’s fine!