Thursday, June 2, 2011
We really enjoyed our week in Branson, the water levels went down, and the Branson Landing Boardwalk reopened. We walked the entire length of the boardwalk, which continues on past the shopping center into a nice little park. Hard to believe this was totally under water last week.
One of the tour boats.
We stopped to visit Alan and Marilyn, who were able to move back into the RV park. It sure looked different .
On their recommendation, we also ate lunch at the Keeter Center, on the campus of the College of the Ozarks. This is quite an impressive school. All students attend tuition free, but must work at least 15 hours a week and two forty hour weeks during one of the school breaks. They get a variety of work experience, as there is a dining room and lodge, Ozark history museum, fruitcake and jelly kitchen (they sell 40,000 fruitcakes every year!), greenhouse, dairy, mill, weaving studio, and more. The Keeter Center is a beautiful building, in the style of a park lodge. We had a great lunch there, and the students were all so pleasant.
We did leave Branson yesterday, and are now in our camp host site at Lake Wappapello State Park. Wanda, the park superintendant, stopped by last night to give us keys and a giant box of stuff we will need. Today we have orientation at one, and will get our very own golf cart, which is really the only reason Jim wanted to be a camp host!