Monday, June 22, 2009

Branson, Missouri Family Getaway....

Well, recently my wife and I, along with my folks, took the kids to Branson, MO for a little family R & R. While we were there, we stayed at a kool Waterpark hotel and spent a day at Silver Dollar City. (which by the way is a GREAT family place. Lots for EVERYONE to do there.)
On one of our last days, the kids wanted to spend some more time in the hotel Waterpark. My father, oldest son, and I thought it would be a great time to explore a couple of things on the "strip". Our first stop was the Dick Clark 57 Heaven museum. This 1957 stretch limo was sitting outside.
This "coroner" Ford sedan delivery was also out front. We had no idea what was inside or what the cost might be. We were disappointed to learn the admission fee was $15.95/person plus tax and there were only 40 + cars in the museum. The guy at the front desk claimed there were over several million dollars worth of cars in the museum....I now understand how they are paying for them!
We decided that we would rather explore some other places, and so we left the Dick Clark 57 Heaven museum and headed on down the strip.
Along the way, we stopped to look at this strange piece of "art?".
 The car was parked across the strip from our hotel. It was so distorted by the covering of "stuff"....I wasn't even sure of the make, model, or year. This thing had everything but the kitchen sink glued to it. Coffee mugs, sea shells, plastic lobsters, tokens, mosiac tiles, you name it.
I guess one man's junk really is another man's treasure!