Just a couple of Gypsies...

We finally got done and headed out for Branson. We booked a very nice hotel just out of the center of town that was on a huge sprawling property with beautiful grounds and a wonderful spa which I immediately jumped in to so I could get relaxed before an evening show to see SIX, (the Knudsen Brothers). They were great! We unhooked our trailer in the parking lot, but not before getting quizzed by the Security Officer who was concerned that we were gypsies looking to haul anything off of value.

I confess that as hard as I try to make things look good on the trailer, the wrapping of cardboard and blankets does make for a visual of gypsies by about anyone that sees us go past. We stayed the night and all day Saturday and managed to get a couple more shows in as well as seeing Serena Williams get beaten in the US Open by a new and wonderful Japanese player.

I had looked up Church locations in Branson and found the two local wards. We spent 1 1/2 hours trying to find the building and finally did when the meeting was part over. We were lucky enough to get to see the children Primary Program. We have never seen anything like it! Every kid had their chest puffed out and head up and sang out like a superstar waiting to be discovered! Amazing what it’s like to see kids who aspire to be in the entertainment business from their youth!

Very different than what we see at home. Ben Dutton’s sister was the violinist for the kids along with a primary kid. When it was over we went back to the hotel and loaded up the trailer, changed clothes and headed for Kansas City where I was to pick up two signs at a “Pickers” house.

Just a couple of gypsies
six Knudsen brothers

Just Another Sign or Two...

We headed for Lubbock to see my collector friend Rusty Cook that has a huge and incredible collection of signs on poles as well as a huge Events Center (Cooks Garage) and auto restoration shop etc etc. He’s a very creative and ambitious guy as well as a very nice guy. They serve delicious food at his place but since I couldn’t eat I had to pass on the food this time. We then headed off to a little town called Cisco which is down by Fr Worth where I had bought a sign off of Facebook a while back. We loaded that up and headed to Waxahachie where the big load awaited us.

We stayed the night in Waxahachie and began loading at about 8:30 am the next morning. Fortunately Scott Green has helpers that made the job of loading the 30 plus signs pretty easy for me. All I had to do was show them which signs went where. I put all the big 6 foot round signs in the truck rack and the ovals on the trailer in a special rack I had designed for this trip to carry the big load I had bought. Yes I bought another sign or two from Scott while I was there, but I also rejected an Amoco I had bought as it was smaller than I had thought it was.