I spent last week in Branson, Missouri. I had never been there before, although my very first hospital install was in Bolivar, Missouri a little town about an hour North of Branson. Had I realized just how close that was I probably would have tried to get down to see a show during one of my trips to Bolivar. The thing that I remembered most about Bolivar and Missouri in general was that the people were so friendly and welcoming. I would see this even more on my week in Branson. I was there for part of the Blogging Branson event where 15 bloggers and friends traveled to Branson to stay at the Stone Castle Hotel and visit many attractions, restaurants and shows in Branson. I paid my way to get to Branson and once I was there my meals, entertainment and lodging were compensated.
Before we started to explore what Branson had to offer we had a Christmas meal and White Elephant exchanged to get in the Christmas mood. We visited the home of Angie who would be our tour guide, mentor, mother duck and friend during this trip. Angie set everything up with the venues and the hotel. She opened her home to us for this evening where we broke bread, shared laughter and had a night of fun. We were encouraged to wear an ugly sweater for the event and so I picked up a Deadpool one to wear. I also brought my Santa shorts and realized it was much too cold to put them on buy themselves so as a joke I put them on over my jeans. Angie got a kick out of that. She got a shot of me in all my silliness. Continue reading What is an Ozark Mountain Christmas?→
Dumbo has been one of my favorite childhood movies. One of the times that I have seen the movie was when I was ten years old and I watched it with my grandfather in the basement of the Contemporary Resort. There was an arcade there and I was so into video games, stickers and movies. I was also into making movie and videos. I would use my grandfather’s video camera all over the park to shoot video. However, that one night we checked out the arcade and the movie theater. We watched Dumbo. It is one of my favorite childhood memories.
Now Disney is making a Live-Action Dumbo movie and it looks adorable. I watched the teaser trailer and then this trailer below and from it I can see that there have been a few changes. Gone are the blackbirds with the magic feather. They have been replaced by some adorable kids who are taking care of Dumbo. They give him the feather that helps with his confidence. Timothy the mouse is seen for a moment, too. I am interested in seeing how the whole movie plays out. It has a spectacular cast, too. I’m excited to see it when it comes out. I definitely got some feelings from this trailer.