Last week was one of relaxation and pure pleasure. How often do you get to say that? I know, not very often. My hubby was off for a week and we met my sister and her hubby, a few miles south of Branson, Missouri. On Monday, we found ourselves headed for Lampe, Missouri. Not TOO far out of Branson, but far enough to be “away” from it all. Our destination was Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Fortunately, we took a little detour and ended up at The Corner Drive-In, in Lampe. (pronounced, LAMPEY – I had to ask!)
This drive-in is that old-fashioned kind. Remember standing outside the sliding window and leaning over to place your order? Remember that perfectly slivered ice? And leaning over to give your order to the friendly guy that owns the place? Yep, that’s where we were. Right on the corner under a big old tree ~
After our scrumptious lunch, we backtracked and located Dogwood Canyon. We knew it was supposed to be big and a canyon. That’s pretty much all we knew! The signage made it a bit difficult to find, but once we located it, it did not disappoint!
We curved around until we came to the main building where there was a tram sitting out front. We went in to find out they were leaving RIGHT THEN! So the guys hurried and paid and secured out seats in the open air trailor….and with passengers from all over the United States and a VERY fun and informed guide, we began our two-hour excursion.
Dogwood offers many unique ways to explore their over 10,000 acres. Segway tour, horseback riding, jeep tour, bike rentals and of course, you can walk! You can even take a two-day fly fishing class or have a wedding! (www.dogwoodcanyon.org)
After our tour, we did a little INTENTIONAL backtracking and went to see Roger again, in Lampe. Sister, Renae and I, had noticed they sold waffle twist cones when we were there for lunch, and it took very little convincing to get the guys to return. As we sat in the car looking at the menu, I suggested we just sit there til we were hungry again. Then we could eat supper there too! ( I was the only one game for this!)
Hope you guys had a great week ~ I missed you! ♥♥♥