Sarah was Eleanor Elkins Widener from Pennsylvania who also was traveling as a 1st class passenger. Mrs. Widener was traveling with her husband, son Harry and two servants (a female maid and a man servant). Mrs. Widener had one of the most extensive jewelry collections in the US.
On Wednesday, we went shopping in the morning and then headed down to Lake Tanneycomo for a 4 hour guided fly fishing trip in the afternoon. Sarah and Kevin both fished and I, being the wimpy one, did not fish! (Hey, somebody had to take the photos!). We had a great guide who took us right up the dam between Tablerock Lake and Tanneycomo and then let the boat drift down, then brought us back up -- he did this four times. Both Kevin and Sarah are new to fly fishing, so the guide first let them cast a bit and told them the "ins" and "outs" of fly fishing. Then they were off! I was amazed at how many fish Kevin and Sarah caught!
And, yes, Sarah is wearing lots of PINK but she wasn't one bit afraid to hold her fish even when they flopped out of her hands! We did not keep any of the fish, instead allowing them back into the water to swim another day!Here are photos of just three of the rainbow trout Sarah caught and one Kevin caught. Sarah caught the first fish, the biggest fish and the most fish! And, trust me, she won't be letting Kevin forget it! When the day was done, Sarah had brought 8 fish to the boat and Kevin had brought in 6. Pretty darn awesome for about 3 hours of fishing!
Look at the smile you get when you know you've caught the BIGGEST fish!
After fishing we showered off only to go jump in the pool again! It felt to good after a hot day of fishing. After dinner we headed out to the go-cart track and raced our little hearts out! Sarah's go-kart was Jeff Gordon's #24 -- what do you think about that, all you race fans!?! Then it was on to Cold Stone Creamy - again - for a late night ice cream fix!THURSDAY:
Our last day in Branson. We took in an early IMAX showing of ocean life (complete with popcorn), stopped by Krispie Kreme (Sarah declares the strawberry filled to be the best) and then headed home. Yes, fun was had by all!