Saturday, October 23, 2010

Betty & Joe and Mac & Nette.

Betty and Joe arrived shortly after midnight. Yea!!!!!! They are here. It is always good to see them.

After getting up and getting dressed John suggested having the breakfast buffet at Starvin Marvin’s. We stopped next door to see if Mike and Leslie would like to come along. So off all six of us went for the breakfast buffet. Once breakfast was complete we started searching for something to do.

Our first stop after breakfast was The Butterfly Palace. This was an amazing place to experience the life of the butterflies complete with a 3-D movie, emerald forest mirror maze and a walk among the butterflies.


Mike trying out a safari hat at The Butterfly Palace.


Looks like that bird is trying to take John for a flight. LOL


Looks like that bird landed on Mike’s head.


Betty and I at The Butterfly Palace.






There were also a few birds in The Butterfly Palace.





This butterfly landed on John’s head.


Our next stop was the Branson Tourist Center to see if they had additional information on shows and events going on. Of course they offer free tickets if you tour one of the time share places. We were not interested in any of that.


Joe waiting at the Tourist Center. Got his shades on and ready for adventure.

On our journey of riding around the Branson area we found a unique gift shop called The Country Barn. It is located on Highway 265 just three miles from Silver Dollar City. We finally found some great tasting fudge. All the other stores in the area are more expensive and do have the quality that we found here. John and I bought two types. The Country Barn also has crafts created by local artists and miscellaneous food items as well as the delicious fudge.

We did not find a show that we were interested in seeing. The only one we considered was Six but there were no seats for a group left available so back to the campground we went.

When we pulled up our site we noticed a card on the door with a note. Mac and Nette came by for a visit while we were gone. John called them too see if they were still in the area and within a few minutes they were here. This was the first time meeting them in person. We know them from their blog. After visiting for a while thoughts turned to dinner. Somehow food always comes up. LOL Our first choice was Majestic Steaks which is in the building where Mesquite Charlie’s used to be. Three truck loads of us traveled over the Majestic only to discover that is was closed. Our next choice was Montana Mike’s. The service was good. Some of us ordered prime rib and others ordered sirloin. John and I ordered the large sirloin steak and split it. It was a little tougher than I would like but had good flavor.


Mac and Nette at Montana Mike’s.


Our waiter was nice enough to take a group picture for us.


John’s plate.


My plate!!!! Not really…..we split the steak.

There is no way to eat all of that. I cut a small portion off and took a lot home.

We said our goodbyes to Mac and Nette in the parking lot. It was great to meet them after following their blog. I know we will meet up with them again on the road somewhere.

Betty and Joe will be leaving tomorrow morning to head back to Kentucky. Wish they could stay longer. We enjoy their company so much.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.


  1. Oh that Butterfly place looks very interesting. How nice for all of you to meet up for a meal... and that steak looked wonderful!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  2. Love the butterfly photos, butterfly enclosures like that are my favorite place to be with a camera, they are stunning.