On our way to Ozark we passed through a town called Cameron, isn’t that funny?
A couple of hours before we arrived in Ozark, we stopped at this quaint Amish antique stall. As you can imagine Mom did her nut looking at all the old furniture and quilts etc. Mom ended up buying a little runner for the diningroom table.
Just further on was this hamburger joint, right in the middle of nowhere!
We stopped for lunch at this amazing smoked rib restaurant (also in the middle of nowhere). I know the outside of the building does not look great but we all enjoyed the best ribs to date. The place was called Sugarfoot BBQ and Dad was so impressed he bought a t-shirt from them. The front has their logo and name, and on the back it says “Every butt deserves a good rub“. Not sure if the South Africans will get it!
The week in Ozark was mainly a time to catch up on some work before the houseboat, as we weren’t quite sure if we were going to have internet whilst on the houseboat. We stayed at a very nice resort that greatly exceeded our expectations. It was a big unit, Cameron and I each had our own rooms. It was a nice place to spend our week there. The resort was on a beautiful lake with a couple of mountains and hills surrounding the units.
Cameron did tasks and work during the mornings whilst I walked to the cafe within the resort to get wifi access as there wasn’t any in our room. The walk was like a mini hike, I had to climb hills and walk through valleys, but it was worth it for wifi. I did some catching up on posts and I also chatted with my friends back home.
There was a city close to where we were staying named Branson – it was a lot larger than we thought it was gonna be. Clearly the city gets its revenue from tourists and theater’s, because there was literally a theater on every corner. A mix of Las Vegas and Myrtle Beach? We had lunch at a Steak n Shake before going down to Branson Landing, which is the equivalent of the Knysna waterfront. (By the way, everything at Steak n Shake is $4 or less so it makes eating there quite affordable for South Africans! ). Branson Landing has musical fountains with fire! Quite entertaining!
Cameron and I found a shop at Branson Landing where you could make your own Remote Control cars. It was quite an interesting experience, where you built the car from the ground up by yourself and you choose all the various the components. It really was heaps of fun and so professionally run.
On one of the nights, Cam and I did supper for the family, we braaied and had S’Mores to end off with. Thanks Karla and Bruce!!!
I also had an interesting haircut at a local hairdresser. (I can’t say anything about the look and feel as I gave the lady our blog details, so use your imagination here people!!!)
It was “Shark Week” the entire week on National Geographic whilst we were in Ozark – it was really interesting. We learnt more about our own country, like the “fact” that we have a new Minister of Fisheries! Did you know that?!:
Ozark was a great place to stop over and we all had a good time here. The local people were very friendly and welcoming – if we had a $ for every time a local said they loved our accents, I would have enough $’s to buy a new laptop!