Jun 23, 2017

The Branson Ferris Wheel ~

Life is like a Ferris wheel.  You have to get past your fear to enjoy the view...

Branson celebrates one year with the wheel.  Today marks one year since 
the $4 million Branson Ferris Wheel, formerly known as Chicago's Navy Pier
 Ferris Wheel opened at its new home here in Branson.  I guess that 
is why I am always fascinated by the wheel,  It reminds me of 
walks by Navy Pier in Chicago.  A city we miss very much.

The park that houses the wheel is celebrating that milestone by offering 
rides for just $8 from 7 to 10:30pm.  Aside from the deal on the rides there 
are also a few more perks to the first 100 people who buy tickets.

The Branson Ferris Wheel was originally erected on Chicago's Navy Pier
 in 1995.    In its 20 years there it has seen over 17 million people riding it.  
It was taken down September 25th, 2015 to make way for a new,
 larger wheel.  Last year in Chicago we saw the new whee
l in Chicago.  One word, IMPRESSIVE!!!!

The Branson Ferris Wheel is 150-feet tall, holds 240 passengers
 dispersed throughout  40 gondolas, and lights up the night
 with 16,000 LED lights.  Amazing sight day or night!

The wheel has been a major success in Branson.  So far just like in Chicago,
 there has been weddings, graduation, photo shoot sessions anything 
and everything you can think of happening at the wheel.  

As for me I pass it just about everyday and I just can't stop taking pictures.
 Each time it's different.  When we are out in the evenings, pictures
 are taken as well.  I love it and it makes me smile just seeing it.

It's already Friday.  Branson is pretty busy right now. Lots of traffic
 and people all over the place.  At nights the city is amazingly 
different than it is in the day.  I'm sure it's the same everywhere. 
 Something about the lights twinkling at nights to make life sparkle.

All good at home with us.  Sniff is loving his life in Branson.
  Kept busy all day by the birds, squirrels and anything that moves
 in his vision.  Arvid and I are always busy, but at the same time we 
are having a good time and enjoying this experience here in Branson. 

Hello Friday.  Be good to us all and let the weekend begin.

Life is like a Ferris wheel.  On minute you're on top, 
the next you're at the bottom.  Just stay in your seat, enjoy the ride, 
and hang on until you reach the top again...