Most of the time I spend thinking and planning vacations in exotic places but once the kids are a bit older I would like to explore so other areas of the country as well. I have only been through the mid-west a few times, and that was usually on the way to the west coast, but there are some really beautiful places there. Branson Missouri is supposed to be the “Live Music Capital of the World” and that in itself is enough to get me thinking about going to check it out. The Ozarks are supposed to be really nice, and it would be kind of nice to spend some time during the summer in the mountains rather than sweltering at the beach someplace.