We're also meeting more and more great entertainers here in town. Two days ago, our show didn't exactly have the largest audience, but one of the attendees was a guy named Dave Hamner. Don't recognize that name? Every magician knows who that is. Dave and Denise Hamner are known worldwide for their magic act with big parrots. I used to watch them on TV when I was younger- I literally memorized their entire act, move for move. So, two days ago, our lighting technician walks backstage right before the show and says "Hey, Dave Hamner is out there". Wow, no pressure, right? I'm happy to say that the show went off without a hitch. Dave had a great time and was awesome to talk to afterwards. He runs his own theater here in Branson and kindly invited us to see his show as soon as we can.
Here's another magic couple in town:
That's us with Garry and Janine Carson. Garry invited us to see their show tonight. In a word, it was INCREDIBLE! I highly recommend it if you're in the area. I don't remember the last time I saw a show that was as fast paced as theirs- Garry packed an amazing amount of magic into the performance. Garry and Janine will see our show next week. I hope they like it!
Here's Silas on stage with Garry:
...and here's Lydia being levitated in that same show:
Here are Faith and Clay onstage with Banachek (performer from the theater next to ours):
And of course, Silas is learning more and more from Chris McDaniel, master of the Western arts:
So, we're all having a great time. I'm literally watching the kids grow up before my eyes. Eli has become a fierce Uno player:
He'll laugh out loud when he throws a "Draw 4" your way!
If you have the opportunity, you really should come visit Branson this Fall. It's family friendly, there's a ton of world class entertainment here, and it's a beautiful place. We're living right alongside Table Rock lake and I've gotta say, these Ozark mountains are quite a picturesque scene to wake up to every morning.
Hope to see everyone soon!