Travels with Bentley

Travels with Bentley
Bentley - our Heartland Bighorn

Saturday, July 4, 2015

May 2-4, 2015 – Saturday, Treasure Lake Resort, Branson, MO

May 2, 2015 – Saturday, Treasure Lake Resort, Branson, MO

Dean and I recently purchased a membership to Treasure Lake Resort.  We think this will be a great place to visit during the times we are not traveling in the Bentley and hope the kids and grandkids will enjoy coming here with us.  The great thing about Treasure Lake is they also have cabins to rent at very affordable rates so everyone can have their own space.  There is so much to do here from both indoor and outdoor swimming; miniature golf; tennis; basketball; walking trails; games; kid’s activities; movie theater; music groups; dance lessons; etc.  And of course, it is right in the heart of Branson, MO.  There is so much to see and do here.  We have always enjoyed visiting and with our membership our overnight stay is $7.  Compared to the cost of a regular campground in Branson we are saving $25-30 or more each night we stay.  This will allow us to visit more often.

So we pulled out of Cedar Oaks RV Park in Grove about 10:00 a.m. and arrived in Branson at Treasure Lake a little after 1:00 p.m.  It was a nice drive and Bentley did very well on the ride.

We got set up and had a little lunch.  I wanted to visit one of the shops up the road that used to carry a variety of what I remember as home sewn purses.  I am looking for a small purse or carrier to take my RV log, my notebook, Kindle and various cords, pens, earphones along with me when we are traveling.  Unfortunately there wasn’t anything like I expected there to be.  We made a quick Wal-mart run to gather up some groceries to use during our stay.  We decided to stop at McFarland’s at the entrance to Treasure Lake Resort and have dinner.  We enjoy this restaurant and as usual the food did not disappoint us. 


May 3, 2015 – Sunday, Treasure Lake Resort, Branson, MO

Not sure if it was yesterday evening or today that we met and visited with our neighbors next to us who happened to be from Fort Scott, KS.  We enjoyed talking with them.  The great thing about RVer’s is we all have a commonality and there is never a lack of things to talk about. 

While at the Escapees rally they announced there would be casual campouts near the Branson area, either 2 or 3 yet this year.  While we will not be able to attend due to other commitments, we thought we’d just take a drive and see where they were and what it would be like to get the RV in for future reference.  We discovered one of the parks was actually an Escapee park.  It was a nice little park along Tuttle Creek on the east side of Lake Taneycomo and then south.  We also visited two Corps of Engineer parks on the southwest side of Branson.  Old 86 and Mill Creek.  These parks were very, very nice, as all of the COE parks we have visited have been.  The entrances to them are a little more interesting to think about bringing an RV into but many do it so we can too!

This took the best part of our day and we headed back to the RV to spend a quiet evening.  We actually had thought about going up to the Clubhouse for the dance lessons they were having but I think we were both pretty drained with all of the activities of this past week and our drive today that we decided to just take it easy.  The dance lessons will be here for next time.


May 4, 2015 – Monday, Treasure Lake Resort, Branson, MO

We got up and took our time getting ready to leave.  We visited with our neighbors as they too were packing up.  We left Treasure Lake a little before 11:00 and arrived back home at 2:00 p.m.   The next few weeks are going to be busy, busy, busy so we have lots to do before our next RV trip the end of May.  See you then.



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