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Should We Take Our Little Granddaughter To Branson? PDF Print E-mail

Q: We’re booked for a week in Branson to see all the shows, and have invited our granddaugter to go with us. She’s six and a very bright, active girl. Other than the country and western stage entertainment, what’s there to do in Branson for someone her age?

A: The are kinds of good stuff for kids to enjoy in Branson, especially the water rides. Try the Raging River Rapids at White Water and put on your bathing suits to join your granddaughter for the thrilling slide down 400 feet. Nearby is RainTree Island with even more kiddie (and grannie) water and tube-riding fun at the Bermuda Triangle, Tropical Twister and the Caribbean and Paradise Plunges.

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Bet you'll have an ace-high time on your cruise PDF Print E-mail

Q: My husband and I are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary with a Caribbean cruise. It’s our first one in at least 20 years, and our kids are urging us to spend time ... and money ... in the ship’s casino. We’re retired high school math teachers, and we’ve never before been to a casino anywhere. What are our odds of winning or losing? Faye, Brooklyn NY

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On my first cruise, how do I cope with a gloomy roomie? PDF Print E-mail

Q: Teachers from our school have booked a four-night spring break cruise from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas. There will be about 25 of us, and the all-inclusive price is great, about $300 each, double occupancy. All of the others are bringing spouses, but I’m one of the only two singles, and have been assigned to share a cabin with another woman. My problem is that I'm 55, she ‘s a retired teacher aged at least 80 and very conservative. This is my first cruise, so will I be trapped with this elderly lady while all the others are having fun? Should I cancel?

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Taking you grandkids to Disney? Lotsa luck! PDF Print E-mail

Q: We’re planning to take our grandkids to Walt Disney World in Florida next month. It’s the first time we’ll be with them overnight, actually three days and nights, without their parents. We’re a bit concerned about doing it smoothly. The kids are boys, age 4 and 8, and girl, age 10. What do you suggest?

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Senior Cruise: To Tux or Not to Tux? PDF Print E-mail

Q: Our men’s church choir group has booked a cruise for us and our spouses. Because we often wear tuxes at special church events, the director has ordered us to bring our tuxes on the cruise. The trip is srictly for pleasure, not involving any performances, and I’ve complained about it. I want to relax on my vacation, and not worry about dressing up at all. Am I right?

A: If you’ve seen actors at the Academy Awards lately, you know tuxes are fast going out of style. We suggest you talk to the other men, and if the majority says no tux, tell the director to fuggetaboutit. If you’d rather not defy the guy, offer to compromise by wearing sports jackets to major dinner and other dress-up events on the the cruise.

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