One thing's for sure - the weather in the Ozarks can change drastically in any given season. This holiday season is no exception! Earlier this week folks were golfing at the pristine Pointe Royale Golf Course and today they're hunkered down, trying to stay in and stay warm! With frigid temperatures outside, it's a good thing we have the warmth of inviting hotels, such as the award-winning Myer Hotels, to relax in. Indoor pools, ample lobby space, breakfast rooms, and spacious guest rooms have provided a safe and warm haven for folks who opt to stay in. For those prepared to brave the colder-than-usual temperatures, there are some great options! A variety of museums are open, some of our entertaining shows are open, and the fabulous Lights of Joy Christmas Drive-thru is open for an amazingly festive time.
I applaud those who embrace changing plans with a carefree attitude and sense of wonder - I've seen it time and time again. Even this week, as the popular and much-anticipated Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City opted to close, due to extreme winter weather, a choice to go-with-the-flow attitude predominated. Guests were naturally disappointed, but rather than staying dismayed, they adopted an attitude of gratitude for the fact that they had arrived safely to town, they were all together, they had a beautiful hotel to stay in, they had dining options, shows, and attractions to experience! And with Silver Dollar City re-opening tomorrow and an added day on Dec. 31, the sense of wonder and anticipation grew. I remind myself "every moment is new" and aspire to embrace the unexpected and teach my kids in the process - life/circumstances are what you make of it/them. Let's make it special, and unforgettable, in every possible, positive way! Merry Christmas folks!