I'm back home from the trip Upta Camp in the NEK, and ready to head out to work today. We had a lot of snow last week in the North Country. There was over two feet total of the white stuff during three separate storms, it made it real difficult to travel out into the big woods to get to my regular deer spot overlooking the swamp. An added plus to those good days were the night time temperatures that were in the single digits most evenings.
The old wood stove just kept burning nonstop to keep the place warm. We needed a lot more wood this year to fuel that old wood stove and a lot more time was involved in splitting it. It was even tough for some reason to get motivated and get in the outside shower on one of those really bitter cold nights. No big bucks were seen this year in the woods but there were a lot of tracks in the snow, because of the weather, there was a lot less time spent in the woods this year.
As Always, it was a trip that was very much enjoyed, dinners that were well planned and not what you would expect from a deer camp, Chicken cordon-blue, meatloaf, Lasagna, Stews and Brews is a sampling of some of the goodies. A deep snow that we have not seen in decades will be talked about for years and the stories will last forever.
Consumers have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season: With low unemployment rates, higher wages, more disposable income. More travelers should be heading off this holiday season with a road trip for the Thanksgiving getaway. Thanksgiving is always the busiest holiday for road trips, and this year will be no different.
Drivers should expect major increased travel times on Tuesday as the trend in getting that early start has become a well established travel pattern. Sunday's return will be tough as the majority of the holiday travelers will be making their way home after the long weekend. In general, the best days to travel will be on Thanksgiving Day, Friday and Saturday.
What happened to Tom Brady?
Tom Brady isn’t playing as well this year. I know it, you know it, and even he knows it.
“I absolutely want to play better,” he said last Monday on Westwood One Radio. In a year when quarterbacks and offenses are establishing record numbers, Brady’s are going the wrong way.
He is 16th in passer rating (94.7), behind Mitchell Trubisky and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Brady’s interception rate is its highest since 2011. The 34-10 loss to the Titans was the worst November, December, or January loss of his career. More