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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: January 08, 2019, 06:32:08 PM »
But almost everyone I knew and worked with on the train is gone now, and the ones that are left...  Still close with a couple engineers, but even there has been a bunch of turnover in the last year to year and a half.

Very true, and I miss them.  Some of the newer ones are very good--like Chris and Kathy--but many of the older ones, like Rick and Ben, had become good friends.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: January 08, 2019, 06:29:42 PM »


We bought lye soap in the Ozark Marketplace on the way out -- just happened to see it on a display table.

Alas, none left by the end of the month.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: January 07, 2019, 10:33:28 AM »
Thanks for the info, guys!

It wasn't Kathy--she was at the depot; we didn't recognize this Grandma.

Interesting that the lights are manual!  That actually makes a great deal of sense.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: January 02, 2019, 10:38:26 AM »
We went for a brief last fling on Sunday.  We drove down after church and got to the city about 3:30.  We were surprised but gratified to see spots available in Lot 2 (though we parked in 3 to avoid the crowding).  The temps hovered in the lower '40s and we got a few sprinkles but no real rain to speak of.

We saw a handful of middle-aged ladies go through the baggage check and have 7 small bottles of booze confiscated.  They took it in good enough humor that I suspect they had already been imbibing.   ::)

We were sorry to see that the stores were essentially sold out of lye soap.  We stood in line a long time of Dickens and rode the train.  The younger son was disappointed to see that the figures were lit throughout Grandma's Christmas story (and that it wasn't grandpa).  I can only guess them timer was not working right, and they didn't bother to fix it so late in the season.

We left about 8:30 to avoid the late rush. 

The city was not really crowded, especially after the second parade.

I suppose the employees are forbidden to say "Merry Christmas" after the 25th?  Everyone said "Happy New Year," even in response to "Merry Christmas."  But, gosh! Sunday was only the 6th Day of Christmas!




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Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
« on: January 02, 2019, 10:26:58 AM »
We stayed at the Classic Sunday night after spending the afternoon and evening at the City.  We had called ahead and asked KD if she needed anything, but she said she did not.  We took her a selection of Christmas cookies, anyway  ;)  She had already placed extra linen in the room for us--that's great service!


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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: December 21, 2018, 08:46:22 AM »
We're going on the 30th and plan to stay fairly late, so we got a room at the Classic for that night.  Nothing like going at the last minute, but best we could so with our work schedules.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: JoDee Herschend
« on: November 27, 2018, 10:48:34 AM »
I think I speak for all members of the SDCFans community when I say that the entire Herschend family holds a special place in our hearts, even though most of us have never met them.

You definitely speak for me.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season Pass Survey
« on: October 24, 2018, 09:03:54 AM »
Saturday is about the only day of the week we can go; the only other day we've been on in the last several years was the Monday of Labor Day.  It would be nice to do weekdays, but, with our work and school schedules, it won't happen (except maybe during the week between Christmas Day and New Year's).

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Season Pass Survey
« on: October 23, 2018, 02:09:02 PM »
Took the survey, noticed most of the issues noted above. 

NOT impressed.

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Matthew 26

6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.

8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9 “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”

10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 The poor you will always have with you,[a] but you will not always have me. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13 Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”

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Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
« on: September 25, 2018, 09:28:41 AM »
Your work is MUCH appreciated!

I, too, hope we can stay with KD.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: September 24, 2018, 03:34:26 PM »
What a shame.

So soon as I hear she's gone, we will certainly cross the place off our list.  Too bad because it's such a convenient location.

I hope the new owners notice the decline in traffic and come to realize what they have lost:  not just the business but the great person.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Refill Cups
« on: September 24, 2018, 08:59:22 AM »
I would think they'd be making a profit (at least with the older, smaller mugs like we have) by selling $1 refills.  Soda is not expensive and those mugs don't even hold a 12 oz. can's volume.

Indeed:  at $1.50, they're making about 90% profit.



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Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
« on: September 11, 2018, 08:45:32 AM »
Fantastic news!! I hope we are able to follow K.D. where she goes. She has always treated my wife and me like royalty. She’s the best!!

Agreed.  She deserves better than she has gotten in this situation, to be sure.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance numbers
« on: September 04, 2018, 11:00:56 AM »
We didn't hear numbers, but we were told that the Saturday and Sunday crowds were huge.  Interesting to see the actual figures.

The City was a pleasure Monday.  The breeze helped to ameliorate the heat. 

Pleasant surprise to see the 504 dressed up in a near-authentic Frisco passenger livery!  One of the robbers' last day doing the skit--he's moving up to engine service.  Lucky robber!

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