We turned on the TV and watched some network morons reporting from Florida on Hurricane Irma while standing in the teeth of the gale. Do they all need the Anderson Cooper style drama and theatrics to cover the storm? Even Anderson was back out there, too.
The Dutton Inn breakfast room had a buffet of cereals, fruit, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, sausages and scrambled eggs. I stuck to my guns and had scrambled eggs and sausage rounds covered on gravy. It wasn't the same as biscuits but it did fill me up without starches. My daytime blood sugars have been between 6.0 and 7.5 four hours after meals, infinitely better than the 12+ I was running just a couple of weeks ago.
With another free evening, we looked for a show to attend. Sherm found a tribute show called Patsy Cline and Friends. It included a comedian named Terry Sanders who he and Pat had enjoyed for many years, playing as Homer Lee at Silver Dollar City. We drove around and bought tickets at Half Price Tickets, where the lady gave us all military rate because of Sherm's Coast Guard Veteran hat.
Next on the agenda was WalMart. The store here had a unique layout with the door at one end and the food section across the middle. We bought some food items and I got 48 Wilson Duo golf balls, enough to last me for at least several months. Longer during the winter. We took the food items back to the room and got them into the fridge straight away.
My birthday plan had been to go ziplining. The big place here offered a seven line adventure that would take about two hours. Since Sherm and Sandy wanted to watch but didn't want to participate, this wasn't a good fit. The lady where we got the show tickets mentioned Parakeet Pete's Zipline down on the Lake Taneycomo waterfront in Old Branson. They offered individual rides.
In Old Branson, we parked in a big lot near Bass Pro and another nice man in a stretch golf cart offered us a ride. There was no line at Parakeet Pete's so they gave me two rides for the price of one. Sherm and Sandy both took some photos as they belted me into a chair (no harness here) and dragged me all the way across Lake Taneycomo to where I was above a highway on the far side. Then they released me and I slid down, braking sharply at the end. Then I did it again. I'll be ready for the real adventure the next time I get a chance.
The golf cart driver told us that there was a water and fire display that happened a short way down every hour on the hour. Lanny caught up with us as we were walking down. Lake Taneycomo is the longest, skinniest lake I can recall seeing and looks more like a river. In fact, we saw a riverboat going by as we walked.
It was almost 7:00 PM when we headed over to the theater to see the show. Low and behold, Homer Lee was directing traffic in the parking lot. Sherm had a nice talk with him before we went in.
Just as yesterday with the Duttons, the show included a tribute to the US military veterans. This appreciation for service to the nation is very common down here. We could stand being a little more thankful to our Canadian veterans back home.
Back at the room, I did a little bit of blogging but it was almost 11:00 PM, so I didn't stick with it for long. Tomorrow, it will be on to the VROC reunion in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.