Branson, MO – Memorial Day

There were many events to choose from on this day we celebrate “all who gave some and those who gave all”.  Many of the fire departments in the area were having breakfasts and there were fireworks on Top of the Rocks.  All of the shows in Branson pay homage to the military at some point in their performance.   We were fortunate to meet Estel and Arlene via pickleball in Branson.  They are such a fun loving couple and love to host gatherings that include pickleball on their home court and adventures on Table Rock Lake.  So we spent the day in their company.

View from the deck.
View from his pickleball court.

After a morning filled with pickleball play, we gathered at the house for lunch.  As I mentioned in a previous blog, Estel is a superb chef!  We feasted on barbeque tri-tips that melted in your mouth and a variety of salads.  If you’re a facebook friend with me, you know I post a lot of recipes; and I do try them.  The stuffed strawberries were delectable.  More pickleball players showed up so it was back to the courts after lunch followed by a tour of the lake with Estel at the helm.


Speeding through the lake. Wake for me!

Now it was time for the grand finale -a shrimp boil.  All of the ladies gathered in the kitchen to prep the food then turned it over to the men for cooking.  It was a gorgeous evening on the deck sharing stories while we enjoyed delicious food.  We look forward to more times like today when we meet up with them in Arizona.


Complete with eye lashes!


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