Saturday, October 3, 2009

Andy Williams

We arrived in Branson, MO on our 2nd day of traveling. We had bought tickets on line to a few shows and received vouchers. We had to pick up our tickets upon arrival. The lines can be quite long the day of the show so we decided to pick them up ahead of time. Our last stop for the night was at the Andy Williams Theater. (You younger ones are probably saying who's that?) lol
It was dinner time and we noticed a restaurant with his name on it across the street. We thought we would try it.It was a nice, quiet place with very good food and pleasant staff.
Here's hubs and I outside.
To our surprise in walked Andy Williams himself. (Who knew) He looked right at us and waved. It was around 7 or 8 and we thought he would be doing a show at that time. The staff told us he comes in at some point everyday.
He was so pleasant and accommodating in letting us have our picture taken with him.
Our friends Jim and Regina were with us.

Hubby took a pic of his parking space. A guy thing, I guess.




These next few pics are from the next night at his show.



He still has a strong, clear voice that hits the high notes at 82.
He sang Moon River, of course.


He stays in shape by walking 45 minutes everyday. He still performs once a day. He is getting ready to go on tour for his new book, "Moon River and Me". It will be a Euopean tour.
I grew up watching his variety show. Many stars got their start on his show, like the Osmonds.


I hope you are enjoying beautiful weather this weekend!
Thanks for your visit and comments.

11 comments:

Linda C said...

I loved the Andy Williams Show way back when!! And I love him singing Moon River! oh my gosh!!

That is SO COOL that you got to meet him. I love the extra pair of glassed hanging on his sweater:)--probably readers if he wear contacts for his show.

Thanks for sharing!!

Linda C

Heather said...

that is so awesome! that is so neat too that he comes into the restaurant every day. he really loves people!

Shelia said...

Oh, how wonderful! I used to love to watch the Andy Williams Show! His voice was so beautiful and I'm glad to know he's still singing! He is still a handsome man! Thanks for sharing this special time.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh, I remember that show so well! I loved it. And one of my all time favorite songs is Moon River. Oh, what fun!
Kathy

Walking on Sunshine... said...

One of my favorite albums is his Christmas album. When hubby and I were first married, we needed some Christmas music. I wanted to listen to it while we were decorating our first tree. So being the wonderful husband, my hubby went out during the week and came home with the CD, "Messiah." As I opened the package my face showed my disappointment and he said, "What's wrong?" I said, "No, I wanted music like Andy Williams." He went out and bought me my favorite Christmas album and we played it first when we decorated the tree. We play it first every year and then put on "The Messiah." I love them both. Great pictures! Glad you had fun!

Celestina Marie said...

What a fun trip you are having. I so enjoyed catching up on all your posts of travels. I would be in heaven to see L.E. house. What a wonderful restaurant. That salad could feed an armny!!

How fun to meet Andy Williams. I remember his variety show growing up. How nice of him to take the time for a pic. He looks great!! We have been to Branson and had a wonderful time. It is an amazing place.
I bet the fall colors along the way were gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing and for stopping by. I have been so busy and not a lot of time to visit. Also have an ear infection, so not working quite up to power yet.
See you soon. Have a great week!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How exciting to see Andy and have a picture taken with him! Looks like he looks really good for 82! Tom should have asked to do a duet with him!!

Katherine

Happy@Home said...

How exciting to see Andy Williams in person and get a great "blog" photo-op too. LOL. I'll bet his show was great as he has such a nice voice. It's nice to hear that he is still touring at 82.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Again, Just had to stop back by and say hello. Have a great week and thank you for stopping by today.
I also wanted to tell you how I enjoy your pics on the sidebar. Your family is just beautiful and your home pics just divine!!
See you later.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Deanna said...

Time flies...to think Andy Williams is in his 80s is something.

I use to watch him as well. My mom always watched good tv!

His whole family is amazing.

I have a dear friend who is 95! She walks most days as well. I am going to purpose in my heart to walk.
God bless,
d from homehaven

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