SO good to read your post!
Wow... a trip to Branson for you guys. Good times! I have never been there, but hear lots of good reports of it. What a great way to spend some time together. I hope sitting and listening to the show is a time of happiness for you both and a time of reprievve for both. It's a good plan for sure.
Tilling the garden... yep, it's close to that time for us, too. I bought some flower bulbs that are new to me. They are called Mexican Shell Flowers. Once they start blooming, they bloom for most of the warm season. Each bloom only lasts a day, but new ones are supposed to continually be formed. They looked really pretty on the package.... hope they do well. Perennials... I like perennials so that each year there is a bit less work to do.
My hubby is having a bit of a tough time with his back. X-rays show that he has a deteriorating disc at the bottom of his back. He had been a bit uncomfortable for a while, but nothing too major. Then, when he was getting up from the toilet ( of all places and things!!), it just went and he could barely walk. He is on some meds for pain and inflammation for now, but will start therapy soon. Sure hoping the therapy is the answer. Back surgeries are just too iffy for my taste.
Easter was really extra pleasant this year. The whole family visited, although kind of in two shifts. My kids, grandchildren and Mom came for a brunch. Hubby's sister and family came for dinner. Just worked out that way but was good as we had time to visit with each one without all the chaos.
Hope your trip is delightful. Get those feet tapping and be happy.