Jun 18, 2024

Tuesday June 18th~

I don't take for granted, for one minute, what I do...

 Going back to familiar places.   Seeing familiar sights.  Life 
has been and is good to us.  I hope I never take it for granted.

Branson is a very spiritual community, and a very familiar
 sight is this cross. The cross is made of 1-inch thick plate steel
 and was assembled in eight sections. It is 218 feet tall, 
making it the tallest cross in North America.  

This cross is also the world's largest walk-through cross
 and currently one of two crosses in America requiring
 (FAA) Federal Aviation Administration obstruction
 lighting at the top to ensure aircraft visibility.

In the short time we have been here we did quite
 a few things.  Granted Arvid was busy everyday,
 but in between we made the most of our time.

We have enjoyed delicious foodies and yummy drinks at
 our "usual" spots.  Best of all, we did not have to rush
 to go back to the hotels or get a call about the hotel. 
 A really pleasant experience.  One we enjoyed.

On our outing to Big Cedar Lodge we were lucky.  
We saw 2 Geralds (groundhogs).  Once I got out one
 ran away.  They were just babies. Made my day.

Big Cedar Lodge is a huge property.  Beautiful and
 well maintained.  Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops,
 created Big Cedar Lodge as a unique destination for families 
and friends to connect in the great outdoors.  I love that 
they have bird feeders all over the property.

One last sunrise, another trip to our favorite spot,
 and just like that our time here is soon over.  We are good
 with that.  We did what we came to do and all's well.

As a last minute thought, we decided to go back to 
Maria Bonita.  More like I wanted to go back.  Arvid  
tends to agree.  Not a fan of margaritas, but theirs was 
just delicious.  Yesterday I had the Mango Margarita.

This morning I had my last morning walk.  I saw a rabbit,
 I fed some squirrels and caught some of the sunrise. 
 I'm happy and now so very ready to go home🐾

Now all our thoughts are on being home.  I can't wait to 
see our Sniff-Sniff.  He is my happy place.  Always.

Simple things ought not to be taken for granted...