Day 5 – Shows and MORE Shows in Branson
It was another beautiful day – Perfecto – temps around 60F – nice and sunny. The sunrise over the “Chateau of the Lake” hotel was spectacular.
I swap up breakfast entrees for my passengers so we aren’t eating the same thing every day at this beautiful hotel. There was a breakfast bread pudding and ham off the bone as part of todays private buffet.
Yakov Smirnoff entertained us in his theatre at 10am. I purchased VIP seating so we were in the 1st three rows. Yakov is so good to me. He very seldom will do a private meet and greet as there is a line up of fans waiting for him in the lobby after the show but he made an exception today as he met with my group. Thanks Yakov.
Yakov still owns his Branson theatre but has not been performing here for a long time. He lives in California. Yakov is not only a very funny, clean comedian, he is an acclaimed artist and we admired his paintings that were on display in the lobby.
The first half of the show was very typical Yakov. The second half offered a very serious Christmas message that brought a tear to everyone’s eye. The show therefore ended up being an unique one – we all walked away in awe.
Lunch was a very special event at the Keeter Centre. This state of the art complex is run in conjunction with “College of the Ozarks” where students work hard and leave school debt free. We were served with by a group of young students who introduced themselves to us before serving us an exceptional 3 course meal. The banquet room was so beautiful. I believe I was lucky that they accepted us to dine with them today as tomorrow (American Thanksgiving) they have reservations for 1200! Most of my passengers bought their house Pear salad dressing to bring home. I pay a premium to bring my group here but I like to support these students.
The Duttons entertained us during the afternoon. This Mormon family has been in Branson for over 20 years. We watched 3 Dutton generations perform on stage. Their family recipe home made fudge is worth the visit.
Dinner was Italian style. We could select from a variety of entrees.
I always take my passengers to the “Andy William’s Christmas Spectacular” as our final Branson show. As always Jimmy Osmond from the Osmond Brothers, The Lennon Sisters from the Lawrence Welk Show and their many guests impressed us with this big production show that even features ice skating. Everyone said that show brought back many wonderful memories.
All in all another fabulous day in Branson, MO!
Pictures to follow later today.