This weekend was supposed to be me and Katie taking Branson by storm! But for better or worse, we're here for 2 more weeks, and the GM actually said he might be able to get us a free ticket or two to a show! So there's plenty of time for fun and games...haha. I spent the past two days watching Lost online. I've never watched it before and I've been told I'd get hooked. Well, I'm 13 episodes in, and hooked.
2 huge Branson disappointments manifested themselves in meals on Thursday and Friday. Thursday, we went to Dick Clark's American Bandstand Diner, which by name is so promising of kitsch and glamour. The neon Dick Clark face alone is so impressive. The food was terrible, my burger was actually crunchy. The atmosphere was...well...boring, unfortunately. The only thing that was unique about this diner from a Perkins was that they had reruns of American Bandstand playing around the restaurant. This was somewhat entertaining for sure, just to watch those fashions from 1950-80 and the dancing was pretty hilarious. Second, for dinner on Friday, we decided to go to some seedy looking Italian restaurant called Rocky's. I figured it would be good to try something "local." Not the case. Not only were the salad and bread actually bad (how hard is it?!) but their "world famous" sauce was most likely Prego. It was just sad. I hate when chains have better food than the hole in the wall places. But, I need to keep in mind that it all goes with the territory. Two ladies at the table nearby pronounced Chianti "Chee-yan-ta."