I took a quick spin through Branson today with the woman who lives upstairs that I rent from. I saw the quaint downtown and I will definitely be doing some pictures there later. I jumped out long enough to grab a few shots of the waterfront.
Branson is situated on Lake Taneycomo. It is about 20 miles east of where I live. Today I used my Sony Handycam, which takes much better photos than my iPad 2. It looks a bit fuzzy, but that's probably because the sun was shining so bright, I couldn't see what I was shooting.
I want to offer a bit of background on why I was spending so much time with my series of property posts. I was helping my Mom out in Kansas, so I wasn't in the Ozarks to be up close and personal to do any photos myself or to talk about life here. Plus, since I'm sincerely looking for a home, it just made sense. It kept me connected to the area and that felt good.
My Mom doesn't drive anymore and so she needs someone to pick up groceries for her. I also enjoyed cooking for her and doing household chores. She's not in any medical need and she can do everything herself, but she likes being pampered as much as I like doing it, so it worked out. But being an adult, of course, I wanted to get back to my life and so here I am. Another sibling is doing her shopping and looking out for her now.
I just felt the need to put a perspective on why all of my posts may have seemed like they were long-distance. It's because they were! After I left my place in Douglas County, Missouri, I went to Kansas.
Branson today was a sweet reminder of my lovely parents who honeymooned there in the late 1940s. My dear Father who I love very, very much passed on in 1990 and I know my Mom misses me a great deal since I've come back here. I miss her too. I am very blessed with wonderful parents and I am grateful for everything they do and have done.