Steve and I went on a weekend holiday to Branson, Missouri. It all started with going to Bass Pro - a huge sports shopping place. While we were shopping there, there was a booth that offered us a weekend get away for just $100. We paid our $100 and was promised $150 in Bass Pro gift cards in return for going and checking out a time share - so we took them up on their offer.
This past weekend was our getaway. Oh my goodness, did we hit the mother load of color! I don't think we could have picked a better time to go on a fall color tour. The leaves were intense and brilliant. Our trip to and from Branson was breathtaking!
Take a look at just a tiny bit of the color we saw:
And it got better - but that will come tomorrow! I have to have something to post about later, right? Lol... Don't worry, it is worth waiting for...
When we got back, we found a very confused Iris blooming at our place:
Aren't they supposed to bloom in the spring??
Our time share trip was great. We loved where we stayed - at the Big Cedar Lodge - and the view was great. We both needed a relaxing weekend after our summer and we finally got it. No, we didn't buy into the time share... *gulp* at the price... but I think if we hadn't just bought a house we might have considered it. However, the weekend away was worth going for.
I am loving this cool weather. I keep thinking in just a few weeks it will be winter! It has been years since we lived with four honest to God seasons. It is just so different from anything we remember - I hope we are up to it! I think we will be, but now I am getting just a tad nervous... so far out in the country, and so many unknowns. I am sure we will be fine, but we have a lot to learn.
Starting with our wood pellet stove... wishing I knew how to work it today to get the chill off the air here in the house. Oh, well, I just cranked up the central unit heaters... time will teach us the rest.
In the meantime, I need to enjoy the fall, right?
More pictures tomorrow.
Gonna wash, iron and sew today... such a different life...