Branson, November 2009

Branson, November 2009

An unexpected highlight of travel was Branson, MO. We had a few time-share points that we didn’t want to expire, so we used them at a discount there. Branson was fun in many ways. First, we needed to eat. The concierge pointed us browsers to the Bleu Olive restaurant. We had great meals there and the best baklava I’ve ever eaten: Each piece was individually baked before being served. Downtown, people gather in front of the old 5-and-10 cent store,…

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Snorkeling from the Beach, Lydgate Park, Kauai

Snorkeling from the Beach, Lydgate Park, Kauai

In my last post about snorkeling, I said that rough waves had bounced me around when I was snorkeling from a boat along the Na Pali Coast of Kauai. After that Dottie had said that we (that is, I) wouldn’t snorkel from a boat again. She noticed a beach close to our condo in Kapa’a that was supposed to be a good spot for beginning snorkelers like myself. It was Lydgate Beach, which was only a little over a mile…

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Here’s the Deal on Hawaii

Here’s the Deal on Hawaii

OK, this is the deal on Hawaii: Pronunciation. I get pronunciation. My last name, Burck, gets pronounced as Burch, Buick, Buck, and when people try to be faithful to every letter, Bursick (never Burkick), When people hear that my name is pronounced like Burke from Ireland and see that it is spelled in a way they couldn’t possibly guess, they often spell it right. But many also fall back into Burk or Burke, even Bourque. And today, Monday, April 12,…

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3 Things to Do When You Want to see Mickey and Minnie, but Daddy Takes You to Epcot

3 Things to Do When You Want to see Mickey and Minnie, but Daddy Takes You to Epcot

By Russell Burck I’m a retiree who helps people who are getting ready to retire get rid of money worries and do what they want to do when they stop working. One of the things I like to do now that I’ve stopped working is to travel. In my travels, I love to pay attention to children. My wife, Dorothy, our son, Peter, and our daughter-in-law, Susan Hoines, were at Epcot in early December. 2013. During that time, several stories…

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