Friday, February 15, 2013—Another Rare Bird

130215_EEAfter our typical morning routine of coffee, email, and newspapers, walking through the resort, and breakfast, I accompanied Jerry and Kerry to view some Burrowing Owls. The Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) is a tiny but long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America.  It is endangered in Canada, threatened in Mexico, and a species of special concern in Florida and most of the western USA.  It is a state threatened species in Colorado.

Wade Benson Landry's Swingin' Cajun StyleOur entertainment tonight was Wade Landry.  Born and raised in Abbeville, Louisiana, he has played fiddle for many great artists including Jimmy C. Newman, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Buck Trent, and Mel Tillis, and often plays with Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys.  His Branson show, Wade Benson Landry’s Swingin’ Cajun Style Show appears at the God and Country Theatre located at 1840 W. Hwy 76 in Branson, usually starting at 10:00 AM.  He is appearing in 20+ shows in the RGV this year, and is already scheduled for 30+ shows in the Valley next year.  He is an excellent fiddler and singer, and his wife is a terrific singer, sounding much like Connie Smith, Brenda Lee, and Patsy Cline, rolled into one.

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