We had planned to attend a show while in Branson and went to see Mickey Gilley. Now you probably are saying, "Mickey Gilley! Why?" Well, sit on down and I'll tell you a little story.
Okie dokie, about 10 years ago, George, my hubby was on a business trip. He was flying home on Southwest Airlines and sat down by a guy on the plane and he was telling me how nice he was and he just talked the entire trip and that the guy had a night club in Houston and was wearing a really sparkly pendant around his neck. Then George asked me had I ever heard of Mickey Gilley and I said yes. Well, that was who he was sitting by and George didn't have a clue about who he was. So I had to explain that Mickey Gilley was cousins to Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart, that he played the piano and sang and owned the famous Gilley's nightclub that burned down in Pasadena, right outside of Houston. I amaze myself sometimes at all of the trivia stuff I know. Also, Gilley's was featured in the movie "Urban Cowboy" with John Travolta and Debra Winger - Bud and Sissy. That was a cute movie.
I'm waiting too for my food, a salad. No, no, my head's not shaved or anything - I just have my hair pulled back. I'm still trying to grow it out. I've worn it short for so long that I just can't stand it hanging down so up it goes.
I won't go into all of the hoopla, but the food here was just awful! Really it was. George had ordered salmon and the waitress brought him a chicken fried steak. He's easy and said he'd eat it - he could hardly cut it. She came back by and said here is your salmon - it was raw! Well, the little waitress was really sweet and apologized, but I guess Mickey's restaurant has seen better days. We hoped this wasn't a prelude to Mickey's show!
The theater was just next door so we walked on over.
After the show we headed over to Andy's for some frozen custard! Yummy and what a way to end the evening. We ate our frozen treats and walked on back to the RV park. I was a little scared because it was so dark but George was my protector and there really was no danger.
So that's our stay in Branson. I do believe Branson is going downhill though. So many places were closed or boarded up. I guess it's heyday is over but we enjoyed ourselves so much and it was as hot as it is in Texas! Heck, I was ready for some cooler weather but the first of June was so hot!
Now we'd start our journey home!