Final day at Silver Dollar City: we got there early and enjoyed every minute.
One note... in today's political climate, if you're wearing anything that identifies you as a veteran, someone wil stop you every few minutes to shake your hand and say "Thank you." At 10:00 a.m. when the park officially opens, they raise the flag, recite the pledge of allegiance, and sing the national anthem. They form a color guard of all the veterans, and pick one to carry the flag to the pole. Today, that vet was me.
Another aside: I noted, from the corner of my eye, that the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines immediately formed two ranks. Straight lines, properly dressed, and standing tall. For just that too-brief moment, it was like I was back in uniform again.
Now that it's getting dusty in here, I'd better stop.