“Sophisticated visitors sometimes regard the “hillbilly” as a simple child of nature, whose inmost thoughts and motivations may be read at a glance. Nothing could be farther from the truth.” (Vance Randolph) One thing that is certainly there to be garnered from the history of the Crescent is that we are of the same ilk as the rest of humanity. Let any preconceived underestimation be dispelled. The rest of the “sophisticated” world is just as capable beliefs that will later be chalked up to superstition. And the fine people of the Ozarks are just as capable of creating refinement and luxury.
When in SD, be sure to make your way to the Nation’s largest urban cultural park. Park admission to the 1,200 acre property is always free and it will cost you nothing to hike on some of the 65 miles of scenic trails. There are about 20 carefully tended gardens, some of which can be enjoyed for free. While tourists will have to pay a small admission fee to tour 1 of the 15 museums, daily tours of the park are free. On Sundays, everyone is treated to free organ music concerts.
Maybe. It all depends on where you want to go and who you want to attend. In order to have a cost effective destination and resort, you have to not only consider your costs, but the costs of your guests as well. If you are dead set on a destination and resort, you should do everything you can to help your guests save some money on their expenses.
You can easily use an online travel agency which will be able to work individually with all of your guests. Everyone will be able to have exactly what they want.
We left our occasion at the Crystal Dining room Restaurant to join one of the Crescent Hotel Ghost tours. The tour was being guided by clairvoyant Carroll Heath. The stories that he told as we walked all around the hotel were entertaining. Some, for the humorous reactions of distressed guests as they were certain they had just had a phantasmal encounter; others, for their historical relevance. Regardless your beliefs in things spectral, the ghost tour is chock full of history. The history lesson centers on the hotel, but it cannot help but reveal its relevance to the world around it.
Finally, we retired to our room, where I have no idea how many people had previously died. There, I enjoyed the company of my wife, who had been relaxed, romanced, spooked a little, and ever so mildly inebriated to retire with her hero. It ended up being a very nice evening for us both.
Passive brides are the ones who get stuck paying premium prices. The wedding vendor needs you more then you need them. Their business is based on you making a purchase with them. Don’t be afraid to ask for a slight discount. Be certain that you do shop around and compare prices. You should check prices with 3 to 5 different vendors for every item or service that you need.