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Branson Talk / Re: Ride The Ducks Boat Capsizes in Storm
« on: July 20, 2018, 11:32:40 AM »
I have ridden the Ducks often, and I will again, Lord willing.  Have we shut down the airlines when a plane crashes?  Put an end to bus lines when a bus crashes?  Shall we close down all thrill rides because of accidents on some?

This is a tragedy, but any loss of life in such circumstances is.  Friends, LIFE is neither safe nor secure.  But this is not an example of irrational behavior or fundamentally dangerous vehicles.  This is like a bus being blown off the road in a tornado.  It is most emphatically not a reason to bring to an end an otherwise wholesome and enjoyable experience.

I get so very tired of history being buried because it doesn't fit the sensibilities of too many overly-sheltered folk today.

We talked to Tom last month when we were there.

Jim wanted more time with his family--who can blame him?

Rich is really grown into his role, and I think he'll be around a while.

We miss Jim, but Michael is *really* good, and I think he'll fit in well.

As long as the City puts on shows, they'll need guys like these, so I am very optimistic about the future of the Sons.

The Pickers are on my 3 Favorite List in the City:  Pickers, train, FM.

But I have to admit I've never heard of Cedric.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: SDC/Whitewater trip
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:07:43 AM »
That's a real shame when you have plans and illness gets in the way.  "The best laid schemes . . . ."

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: May 23, 2018, 08:49:18 AM »
Yeahbut, the people who can afford his original paintings call that kind of money pocket change.

Yes, we do eat, so maybe.  On the other hand, coming up with the total up front is more difficult that spreading it out it over the year.

We've got the old mugs, and I think the discounts we get more than compensate us.

No interest in the photos at all, so that would simply be a waste of money for us.

Everybody's wants/needs are different.  What would work for you wouldn't for us.  So color me uninterested.  I would be unpleased to lose the value of my old mugs when no expiration date was ever put on them.

But, as I said, I understand the potential rationale from HFE's perspective.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« on: May 17, 2018, 09:45:59 AM »
I was happy to see that, at FM, many of the lanterns are some kind of simulated flame.  They look VERY good, and I applaud that effort!

Um, You would save money in the long run?  :o

That's what I'm looking for, Swoosh.  Where would I save money? 

I admit there may be benefits to HFE in all these plans, but I see no benefit whatever to me/my family. 

I know:  it's not a charity.    I neither need nor want charity, but I can be priced out of the market.

What's in all this for me?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Meet ups..
« on: May 14, 2018, 11:12:15 AM »
Actually, the crowd was not too bad at all--I have seen MUCH worse.  There were several school bands there and quite a few Moms, but no real crowding. 

The longest lines I saw were for the Lost River, but even those weren't spilling over into the area by the Riverfront Playhouse.

It was hot, and maybe the new ride soaked up part of the crowd.  Dunno, but it was really a pleasant day.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Meet ups..
« on: May 11, 2018, 04:46:55 PM »
I'm bringing my wife tomorrow for Mother's Day.  Anyone else going to be there?

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2017 Meet ups..
« on: September 03, 2017, 04:00:04 PM »
Looks like we'll be there on Saturday, 9/9.  We *might* get to Branson early enough to come in Friday afternoon, but probably not.  We've reserved a room at the Class Friday night.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Tram nightmare
« on: August 22, 2017, 08:53:50 AM »
We've walked from over by Stop 2 before, but my wife just isn't capable of walking that far anymore.  Three hip replacements and arthritis in the spine take their toll.  So we depend on the trams. 

Over the past two years, service ahs been variable:  we sometimes see a line of them waiting to pick up guests, and we sometimes have had to wait for almost an hour.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2017 Meet ups..
« on: May 19, 2017, 10:09:46 AM »
Well, it seems our May trip is going to come off this weekend.  I suspect we'll get a little wet, but we'll beat the Memorial Weekend crowds.  Bonus:  it will be the whole family.

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