Monday, November 1, 2010

Buh-bye Branson

cute as a button quail
Just a few loose ends to tidy up....I went to the Butterfly Palace in Branson Sunday afternoon...I wanted to see how it compared to the Sertoma Butterfly House which was the last butterfly exhibition I visited. I had a $2.00 coupon, but it was still quite expensive--$16.85 with the coupon! The collection of butterflies was about 50 species today, way down from the 80 or more they normally have because they are getting ready for a holiday "White" flight exhibition of white butterflies to celebrate the winter season.  It's still cool to try and get great photos. They play very restful music at this butterfly was very enjoyable despite the price. I saw little birds like little chicks running around all over the place and asked what they were. The little birds were dwarf button quail, imported from China to eat insects, bugs and other undesirables to help keep the butterfly environment healthy. I thought the quail were almost as interesting as the butterflies! They were very colorful themselves. (Hmmm, I think I've had quail to eat..they are a very tasty bird, if I remember right.)

Eldy found a park that we can use our National Parks pass. It's located in Buffalo Point in Arkansas, which is where we drove Monday afternoon. I'll have to double check the name of the park later today. It was only about an hour and a half from Branson. Holy Cow!  $8.50 a night using Eldy's senior pass! We have water and electric--50 amp. It's a gorgeous park, more about that tomorrow...the park overlooks the Buffalo River and steep cliffs on one side. It was quite a curvy, steep grade and hilly trip to get here on Missouri 65 and then a couple more two lane highways to get to this area. No cell service or internet down on the campground, but if you drive up near the ranger station we have a little bit of signal.  There are suitable areas for biking and there are hiking trails...Jeannie is a happy camper!  See you tomorrow!


  1. sbHaven't heard about your chipmonk/mouse lately? HOw big was the shadow, could it have been the beer or the glasses or both? At least it wasn't a pink

  2. I think it was a figment of his imagination! no more signs or little "gifts" left behind!