Thursday, November 29, 2012

An Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson, Missouri - Part 6


Christmas Sleigh at the Branson Belle Landing

The last three days were mostly driving on the bus with stops at Drury Inns in Terre Haute, Indiana and Troy, Michigan. At the Michigan Hotel we ran into a whole bunch of people who were staying at the hotel and were planing their Black Friday attacks on the consumer world. They were just a bit weird! We had dinner at noon at a Cracker Barrel. We had the turkey dinner special and we therefore had our second thanksgiving day! Turkey, ham dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, sweet potato casserole, and biscuits.

Home Friday night in Ottawa about 8 pm. There was a lot of driving on this trip but the shows were worth it and we will probably do this again.

This was supposed to be country music tour and there was country music played, however, being so close to Christmas the emphasis was on Christmas Music.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

An Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson, Missouri - Part 5

The fourth and last day in Branson we attended three shows. In the morning we were introduced to the Cat's Pajamas Vocal Band. We weren't to sure about them at first, but as it turned out they put on a great performance. I would go to see them again. They really went out of their way for our bus group. They greeted us before the show in their bath robes and after the show they came on the bus to say goodbye.



The second show of the day was a dinner cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle. We ate supper as the boat cruised around their local lake. After supper they put on a great variety show.
The star of this show was the multi-talented Janice Martin.


The third show of the day, in the evening was the Soji Tabuchi Christmas show. They put on a good show but by then we were "showed out."

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

An Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson, Missouri - Part 4

The third day in Branson we went shopping in the morning at the Tanger Outlet Mall. In the afternoon, we attended the Daniel O'Donnell show. This was the show we really wanted to see and it was as good in person as on TV. I bought several music CDs and look forward to playing them this winter. This is a show I would go to see again!


In the evening we went to the Andy Williams Theatre to see the Andy Williams Christmas show. This was a great variety show, introducing a lot of new talent including the Cat's Pajamas.

 
Following this we toured a bit to see the Christmas lights.

Monday, November 26, 2012

An Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson, Missouri - Part 3

The second day we had a driving tour of Branson in the morning plus a tour of the College of the Ozarks Campus and also a wine tasting session at the Stone Hill Winery. We bought our limit to take home.
 
We then attended two shows. The first was the Texas Tenors. Their music was great but way too loud for most of us. Bought a CD and had it signed by all three and had a picture taken with them. This is something I have never done before.

 
The second show of the day was the Ozark Moubtain Jubilee with the Bacon Family at the Grand Country Resort. This was show was also too loud until we moved towards the back of the theatre into some empty seats.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

An Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson, Missouri - Part 2

The first day in Branson we had a behind the stage tour at The Sight and Sound Theatre and then in the evening we went back to this theatre to see Joseph! (and The Many Coloured Coat). This was a great production put on by a Christian group. Their hope was that attendees would get their christian message.


We stayed at the Grand Country Resort, where the daily breakfast buffet was included. One could eat to the bursting point here! We also had a couple of buffet dinners there as well. Gained 5 pounds over the nine day trip!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

An Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson, Missouri.

An Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson, Missouri.

This is a bus tour we took with Queensway/McCoy from Ottawa to Branson, Missouri. We left Ottawa really early in the morning, like 5:30 am, which meant we were up shortly after 4 am.

The first two and a half days were driving, stopping overnight first in Findlay, Ohio and then in St. Louis, Missouri. Both nights we stayed at Drury Inns. These were quite nice hotels and they also offered a free hot breakfast and hot snacks (supper) and free drinks in the evening.


In St. Louis we arrived early enough to take a tour of the Arch. This is a stainless steel Arch, 630 high at the top centre, which commemorates St. Louis as the gateway to the Amercian west. The arch is on the west bank of the Mississippi River. First time either of us had been that far west on the ground. This is a National Park. We took the tram ride to the top and looked out the portals onto the Mississippi River and the city of St. Louis. Nice views at dusk.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hendrick Hendricksen Kip is the 5th Great-Grandfather of Stephen Fuller Austin

                             * Hendrick Hendricksen Kip
                              (Cir 1600 - Sep 14, 1685)
                                 * Tryntje Lubberts
                               (Cir 1599 - After 1665)
                                 Married May 5, 1624
                                           |
                           * Hendrick Hendricksen Kip
                                (Aug 1633 - 1670)
                                  Anna De Sille
                           (Nov 6, 1640 - May 20, 1711)
                             Married Feb 29, 1659/60
                                           |
                                 * Nicasius Kip
                              (1666 - Oct 10, 1713)
                                  Antie Breyant
                            (Sep 1671 - Jul 31, 1715)
                              Married Dec 20, 1691
                                           |
                           Lucas Albertse Van Voorhees
                         (Feb 26, 1698/99 - Abt Oct 1782)
                                  * Annatie Kip
                              (1705 - Dec 16, 1759)
                               Married Sep 2, 1726
                                           |
                                     Jan Kip
                            (Sep 7, 1735 -           )
                             * Elizabeth Van Voorhes
                           (Jul 26, 1737 -           )
                               Married Dec 2, 1764
                                           |
                                   * Lucas Kip
                               (May 7, 1770 - 1834)
                             Mary Eleanor Stevenson
                              (1780 - Apr 15, 1856)
                               Married Jan 3, 1797
                                           |
                               John Phelps Austin
                                  (1791 - 1842)
                               * Louisa Serena Kip
                                  (1802 - 1859)
                              Married Oct 12, 1826
                                           |
                             * Stephen Fuller Austin
                              (1837 - Jan 24, 1891)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hendrick Hendricksen Kip is the 7th Great-Grandfather of Irene D Ames

                             * Hendrick Hendricksen Kip
                              (Cir 1600 - Sep 14, 1685)
                                 * Tryntje Lubberts
                               (Cir 1599 - After 1665)
                                 Married May 5, 1624
                                           |
                             * Jacob Hendricksen Kip
                          (May 16, 1631 - Dec 24, 1690)
                              Maria De La Montagne
                         (Jan 25, 1636/37 - Aug 25, 1711)
                             Married Mar 8, 1653/54
                                           |
                                   * Jesse Kip
                            (Dec 16, 1660 - Apr 1722)
                                 Maria Stevenson
                               (1674 - Jun 2, 1724)
                              Married Sep 30, 1695
                                           |
                                 * Benjamin Kip
                              (1714 - May 24, 1782)
                                Dorothy Davenport
                               (1715 - Feb 3, 1807)
                                  Married 1733
                                           |
                                 * William Kipp
                          (Dec 23, 1748 - Oct 19, 1800)
                                  Mary Merritt
                          (May 18, 1752 - Jan 31, 1827)
                               Married Dec 3, 1770
                                           |
                                  * Isaac Kipp
                           (Aug 18, 1774 - Nov 7, 1861)
                                  Mary Washburn
                                  (1784 - 1840)
                                  Married 1797
                                           |
                                  * Henry Kipp
                           (May 5, 1803 - May 6, 1883)
                                   Sarah Pardy
                           (Feb 6, 1803 - Sep 2, 1877)
                               Married Nov 3, 1826
                                           |
                                 Charles C. Ames
                                (1830 - Bef 1900)
                                 * Malinda Kipp
                           (May 24, 1835 -           )
                              Married Oct 11, 1852
                                           |
                                 * Selah N. Ames
                             (Aug 1861 -           )
                              Sarah E (Sadie) Deloy
                             (Apr 1862 -           )
                              Married Mar 22, 1892
                                           |
                                 * Irene D Ames
                             (Jan 1893 -           )

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hendrick Hendricksen Kip is the 7th Great-Grandfather of Alma (Beulah) Jump

                             * Hendrick Hendricksen Kip
                              (Cir 1600 - Sep 14, 1685)
                                 * Tryntje Lubberts
                               (Cir 1599 - After 1665)
                                 Married May 5, 1624
                                           |
                             * Isaac Hendricksen Kip
                             (Jan 1626/27 - Jul 1678)
                           Catalyntje Hendricks Snyers
                          (Abt 1632 - Bef Sep 26, 1675)
                             Married Feb 8, 1652/53
                                           |
                                   * Jacob Kip
                         (Aug 25, 1666 - Feb 28, 1732/33)
                                Rachel Swartwout
                          (Apr 10, 1669 - Sep 17, 1746)
                                  Married 1695
                                           |
                                  * Roeloff Kip
                           (Oct 6, 1697 - Feb 14, 1785)
                                  Sarah Dumond
                           (Jul 28, 1694 - Apr 2, 1773)
                             Married Feb 9, 1720/21
                                           |
                                 * Abraham R Kip
                          (Sep 14, 1738 - Feb 11, 1830)
                                 Helena Tremper
                              (1741 - Mar 21, 1827)
                               Married Nov 3, 1760
                                           |
                                   * Jacob Kip
                              (Oct 29, 1774 - 1850)
                                  Jemima Thorn
                               (1776 -           )
                                           |
                                   * John Kip
                                  (1804 - 1872)
                          Margaret (Maragette) Salsbury
                               (1806 -           )
                                  Married 1824
                                           |
                               * Edwin Samuel Kipp
                             (Feb 5, 1832 - Cir 1910)
                                   Amelia Bush
                          (Nov 11, 1838 - Nov 15, 1915)
                                  Married 1855
                                           |
                                   Watson Jump
                            (Oct 12, 1858 - Bef 1915)
                         * Elizabeth (Libbie) Sarah Kipp
                           (Nov 16, 1858 -           )
                              Married Aug 26, 1881
                                           |
                              * Alma (Beulah) Jump
                            (Jul 9, 1885 -           )

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hendrick Hendricksen Kip is the 7th Great-Grandfather of Edwin Kipp Herrick

                             * Hendrick Hendricksen Kip
                              (Cir 1600 - Sep 14, 1685)
                                 * Tryntje Lubberts
                               (Cir 1599 - After 1665)
                                 Married May 5, 1624
                                           |
                             * Isaac Hendricksen Kip
                             (Jan 1626/27 - Jul 1678)
                           Catalyntje Hendricks Snyers
                          (Abt 1632 - Bef Sep 26, 1675)
                             Married Feb 8, 1652/53
                                           |
                                   * Jacob Kip
                         (Aug 25, 1666 - Feb 28, 1732/33)
                                Rachel Swartwout
                          (Apr 10, 1669 - Sep 17, 1746)
                                  Married 1695
                                           |
                                  * Roeloff Kip
                           (Oct 6, 1697 - Feb 14, 1785)
                                  Sarah Dumond
                           (Jul 28, 1694 - Apr 2, 1773)
                             Married Feb 9, 1720/21
                                           |
                                 * Abraham R Kip
                          (Sep 14, 1738 - Feb 11, 1830)
                                 Helena Tremper
                              (1741 - Mar 21, 1827)
                               Married Nov 3, 1760
                                           |
                                   * Jacob Kip
                              (Oct 29, 1774 - 1850)
                                  Jemima Thorn
                               (1776 -           )
                                           |
                                   * John Kip
                                  (1804 - 1872)
                          Margaret (Maragette) Salsbury
                               (1806 -           )
                                  Married 1824
                                           |
                               * Edwin Samuel Kipp
                             (Feb 5, 1832 - Cir 1910)
                                   Amelia Bush
                          (Nov 11, 1838 - Nov 15, 1915)
                                  Married 1855
                                        |
                                        |
                                William E Herrick
                               (1863 -           )
                                * Mary (May) Kipp
                            (Aug 2, 1863 -           )
                                  Married 1888
                                           |
                              * Edwin Kipp Herrick
                                  (1907 - 1975)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hendrick Hendricksen Kip is the 6th Great-Grandfather of Alice Florence Kipp

                             * Hendrick Hendricksen Kip
                              (Cir 1600 - Sep 14, 1685)
                                 * Tryntje Lubberts
                               (Cir 1599 - After 1665)
                                 Married May 5, 1624
                                           |
                             * Jacob Hendricksen Kip
                          (May 16, 1631 - Dec 24, 1690)
                              Maria De La Montagne
                         (Jan 25, 1636/37 - Aug 25, 1711)
                             Married Mar 8, 1653/54
                                           |
                                   * Jesse Kip
                            (Dec 16, 1660 - Apr 1722)
                                 Maria Stevenson
                               (1674 - Jun 2, 1724)
                              Married Sep 30, 1695
                                           |
                                 * Benjamin Kip
                              (1714 - May 24, 1782)
                                Dorothy Davenport
                               (1715 - Feb 3, 1807)
                                  Married 1733
                                           |
                                  * Abraham Kip
                           (Mar 22, 1742/43 - Bef 1780)
                                  Phebe Haight
                           (Jun 5, 1747 - Jul 18, 1825)
                                Married Bef 1767
                                           |
                                 * Abraham Kipp
                           (Jan 5, 1767 - Oct 13, 1828)
                                Katherine Quimby
                          (Feb 23, 1767 - Apr 21, 1855)
                              Married Jan 27, 1791
                                           |
                              * Abraham Henry Kipp
                           (Mar 18, 1806 - Dec 2, 1880)
                                   Jane Smith
                                (Abt 1820 - 1850)
                              Married Jul 12, 1841
                                           |
                                * John Henry Kipp
                          (Oct 25, 1842 - Jan 25, 1924)
                                 Mary E. Justice
                           (Dec 3, 1843 - Jul 3, 1908)
                               Married Jul 8, 1869
                                           |
                              * Alice Florence Kipp
                          (Mar 27, 1881 - Mar 24, 1951)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hendrick Hendricksen Kip is the 7th Great-Grandfather of Olin Davis Kipp

                             * Hendrick Hendricksen Kip
                              (Cir 1600 - Sep 14, 1685)
                                 * Tryntje Lubberts
                               (Cir 1599 - After 1665)
                                 Married May 5, 1624
                                           |
                             * Jacob Hendricksen Kip
                          (May 16, 1631 - Dec 24, 1690)
                              Maria De La Montagne
                         (Jan 25, 1636/37 - Aug 25, 1711)
                             Married Mar 8, 1653/54
                                           |
                                   * Jesse Kip
                            (Dec 16, 1660 - Apr 1722)
                                 Maria Stevenson
                               (1674 - Jun 2, 1724)
                              Married Sep 30, 1695
                                           |
                                 * Benjamin Kip
                              (1714 - May 24, 1782)
                                Dorothy Davenport
                               (1715 - Feb 3, 1807)
                                  Married 1733
                                           |
                                  * Abraham Kip
                           (Mar 22, 1742/43 - Bef 1780)
                                  Phebe Haight
                           (Jun 5, 1747 - Jul 18, 1825)
                                Married Bef 1767
                                           |
                                 * Abraham Kipp
                           (Jan 5, 1767 - Oct 13, 1828)
                                Katherine Quimby
                          (Feb 23, 1767 - Apr 21, 1855)
                              Married Jan 27, 1791
                                           |
                              * Abraham Henry Kipp
                           (Mar 18, 1806 - Dec 2, 1880)
                                   Jane Smith
                                (Abt 1820 - 1850)
                              Married Jul 12, 1841
                                           |
                                * John Henry Kipp
                          (Oct 25, 1842 - Jan 25, 1924)
                                 Mary E. Justice
                           (Dec 3, 1843 - Jul 3, 1908)
                               Married Jul 8, 1869
                                           |
                                * John Henry Kipp
                               (Aug 8, 1870 - 1941)
                               Norah Alice Settle
                           (Apr 9, 1877 - Jul 8, 1952)
                              Married Sep 29, 1895
                                          |
                                * Olin Davis Kipp
                           (Jul 5, 1908 - Aug 6, 1950)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hendrick Hendricksen Kip is the 8th Great-Grandfather of Elsie Kip

                             * Hendrick Hendricksen Kip
                                (1600 - Sep 14, 1685)
                                 * Tryntje Lubberts
                                 (1599 - After 1665)
                                Married Apr 20, 1624
                                           |
                           * Hendrick Hendricksen Kip
                              (Aug 14, 1633 - 1670)
                                  Anna De Sille
                           (Nov 6, 1640 - May 20, 1711)
                             Married Feb 29, 1659/60
                                           |
                                 * Nicasius Kip
                              (1666 - Oct 10, 1713)
                                  Antie Breyant
                            (Sep 1671 - Jul 31, 1715)
                              Married Dec 20, 1691
                                           |
                                   * Isaac Kip
                         (Mar 7, 1695/96 - Sep 21, 1771)
                               Willemintie Berdan
                              (1703 - Jun 29, 1772)
                              Married Mar 30, 1723
                                           |
                             Johannis J. Van Winkle
                             (               - 1808)
                                    * Eva Kip
                              (1727 - Apr 30, 1804)
                              Married Oct 25, 1747
                                           |
                                  Pieter H Kip
                           (Dec 2, 1743 - Mar 8, 1813)
                            * Willemyntje Van Winkle
                           (May 8, 1751 - Sep 12, 1823)
                                  Married 1769
                                           |
                              * Hendrick Pieter Kip
                          (Jul 14, 1770 - Feb 21, 1840)
                               Catherine Garrison
                           (Apr 7, 1772 - Jan 18, 1846)
                              Married Dec 11, 1790
                                           |
                              * Pieter Hendrick Kip
                           (Nov 5, 1791 - Nov 14, 1845)
                                Clarisse Marselis
                           (Jan 4, 1791 - Aug 14, 1839)
                               Married Aug 8, 1811
                                           |
                                 * Peter P. Kip
                          (Oct 20, 1822 - Feb 21, 1873)
                            Catherine Maria Ackerman
                            (Apr 7, 1825 -           )
                               Married Dec 5, 1844
                                           |
                                   * Henry Kip
                          (Dec 17, 1852 - Dec 23, 1918)
                                 Hattie Edwards
                                           |
                                   * Elsie Kip
                           (May 30, 1898 -           )

Friday, November 9, 2012

Hendrick Hendricksen Kip is the 5th Great-Grandfather of Fanny DeGraw Kipp

                             * Hendrick Hendricksen Kip
                                (1600 - Sep 14, 1685)
                                 * Tryntje Lubberts
                                 (1599 - After 1665)
                                Married Apr 20, 1624
                                           |
                           * Hendrick Hendricksen Kip
                              (Aug 14, 1633 - 1670)
                                  Anna De Sille
                           (Nov 6, 1640 - May 20, 1711)
                             Married Feb 29, 1659/60
                                           |
                                 * Nicasius Kip
                              (1666 - Oct 10, 1713)
                                  Antie Breyant
                            (Sep 1671 - Jul 31, 1715)
                              Married Dec 20, 1691
                                           |
                                 * Hendrick Kip
                              (1693 - Mar 10, 1778)
                                Geertruy Van Dien
                            (Abt 1697 - Oct 22, 1776)
                              Married Jul 24, 1714
                                           |
                                  * Nicasie Kip
                               (1720 -           )
                                  Lea Vreeland
                             (Mar 10, 1722/23 - 1790)
                              Married Nov 11, 1750
                                           |
                                 * Isaac N. Kip
                          (May 14, 1756 - Mar 10, 1813)
                                  Mariah Banta
                          (Mar 25, 1759 - Jun 17, 1836)
                              Married Nov 22, 1779
                                           |
                                  * David Kipp
                          (Jan 24, 1783 - Apr 26, 1864)
                               Elizabeth De Graew
                          (Jul 26, 1790 - Mar 16, 1838)
                               Married Jul 5, 1806
                                           |
                               * Fanny DeGraw Kipp
                          (Mar 17, 1819 - Nov 27, 1907)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hendrick Hendricksen Kip is the 6th Great-Grandfather of Lemuel R. Akerley

                           * Hendrick Hendricksen Kip
                              (1600 - Sep 14, 1685)
                                Tryntie Lubberts
                               (1599 - After 1665)
                              Married Apr 20, 1624
                                           |
                             * Jacob Hendricksen Kip
                          (May 16, 1631 - Dec 24, 1690)
                              Maria De La Montagne
                         (Jan 25, 1636/37 - Aug 25, 1711)
                             Married Mar 8, 1653/54
                                           |
                                   * Jesse Kip
                            (Dec 16, 1660 - Apr 1722)
                                 Maria Stevenson
                               (1674 - Jun 2, 1724)
                              Married Sep 30, 1695
                                           |
                                 * Benjamin Kip
                              (1714 - May 24, 1782)
                                Dorothy Davenport
                               (1715 - Feb 3, 1807)
                                  Married 1733
                                           |
                                  * Abraham Kip
                           (Mar 22, 1742/43 - Bef 1780)
                                  Phebe Haight
                           (Jun 5, 1747 - Jul 18, 1825)
                                Married Bef 1767
                                           |
                                 * Abraham Kipp
                           (Jan 5, 1767 - Oct 13, 1828)
                                Katherine Quimby
                          (Feb 23, 1767 - Apr 21, 1855)
                              Married Jan 27, 1791
                                           |
                                  * Reuben Kipp
                          (Dec 20, 1791 - Sep 12, 1868)
                               Phebe S. Stringham
                           (Jan 6, 1799 - Jun 8, 1872)
                              Married Jan 24, 1822
                                           |
                               William A. Akerley
                          (Apr 14, 1829 - Nov 15, 1895)
                               * Catherine P Kipp
                          (Oct 23, 1826 - Mar 19, 1910)
                               Married Feb 8, 1860
                                           |
                               * Lemuel R. Akerley
                          (Nov 13, 1869 - Sep 26, 1957)