We took a ride Upta camp this weekend to drop of supplies and get ready the camp for next week. I had a lot of pictures that were taken on the trail cam. There is every type of creature imaginable on the camera, but one that I have quit a few of, he hangs around the pond which is five minute walk from the front door.
Veterans Day is tomorrow, and there are many National and Local businesses and restaurants who want to thank you for your service by providing you with discounts or a free meal.
Veterans and active duty military should keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service which can include a VA Universal Access Card, Military I.D., DD-214 (Discharge Papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO's include groups like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, American Veterans, Military Officers Association of America, Fleet Reserve Association, and the American Legion).
Please call/check ahead for verification of all services and/or requirements.
Here are just some of the deals for military members both past and present. To all those companies who offer veterans a discount or free meal, thanks!
Applebee’s: Veterans and active duty military receive a FREE signature entrée from a limited menu.
Bar Louie: FREE appetizer or entree for veterans or active duty.
Boston Market Stop into any Boston Market on Veterans Day and show your military ID and receive a free whole chicken with the purchase of a family meal.
California Pizza Kitchen: Veterans and active duty military get a FREE entrée from a limited menu.
Carrabba’s: Free appetizer (Customer’s choice) for active and retired military members who show proof of service (either in uniform or a military ID). No purchase required.
Chick-fil-A, Nov. 11, 2014. Participating locations are offering a free meal to all veterans and those currently serving. ID required. Please call ahead to verify. Locations.
Chili's is offering a choice of one of six meals on a dine-in-only basis on Nov. 11 to active duty military members and veterans.
Denny’s: FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon.
Fire & Ice: FREE lunch or dinner for veterans, active duty, AND immediate families.
Friendly’s: FREE Breakfast or Burger meal for lunch or dinner for veterans or active duty military.
Fuddruckers: FREE All-American burger with fries for active and retired military personnel. (Valid with any beverage purchase of $1.99 or more.)
Golden Corral restaurants is providing free meals for Veterans on Monday, Nov. 17.
Hooters: Veterans and active duty military personnel get a FREE entrée. Drink purchase required.
IHOP: Free Red, White, and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m
LongHorn Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required. Visit their site to find a location near you
Little Caesars Free Crazy Bread
All United States armed forces veterans and active military members get a free order of Crazy Bread® with proof of military status at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: FREE 6-oz. frozen yogurt.
Orange Leaf: FREE cup of frozen yogurt, up to 11 ounces, for retired and active duty military.
On The Border, Mon. Nov. 11, 2014. Veterans and current servicemembers will receive a free choose 2 or choose 3 “Create Your Own Combo”. Dine-in only, proof of service required. Find a location near you.
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage. Plus, Outback is offering all Military Mates – including active or retired military personnel and their families – 15% off their entire check from Nov. 12 through Dec. 31, 2014 with a valid military ID
Red Lobster – Monday, Nov. 10 – Thursday Nov. 13, 2014. Free Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers. Find a location near you.
Red Robin, Nov. 11, 2014. Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service. (offer) Locations.
Ruby Tuesday’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free appetizer at participating locations, proof of service required. More info. Locations.
Spaghetti Warehouse provides a buy-one and get a second meal for 11 cents on Nov. 11. Unlike the other deals, this is open to anyone who "likes" the site on Facebook and prints out a coupon.
Starbucks: FREE tall brewed coffees to veterans, active duty military, and their spouses on Veterans Day.
Texas Corral – Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Free entrée (dine-in only). Offer available to all active duty members and veterans with ID. Locations.
Texas Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. Free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a drink. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required. Dine-in only. Call ahead to verify times and locations. Find locations.
T.G.I. Friday’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free lunch for all current military members and veterans from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Valid ID or proof of service required. Dine-on only at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local T.G.I Friday’s for details. Locations.
The Olive Garden, Free entrée, Nov. 11, 2014. Offer good for veterans and active duty military; proof of service required. (details) Locations.
Travel Centers of America, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for CDL holders who are also veterans. Participating locations only; proof of service required. More info.
Uno Chicago Grill, Nov. 11, 2014. Free individual pizza or entrée with the purchase of a pizza or entrée of equal or greater value. Available for all active duty and veterans. No coupon necessary; proof of service required. Don’t forget to tell the staff you are there that day to support Fisher House, and a portion of your party’s check will go to benefit the Fisher House Foundation, an awesome military charity. Find a location near you.
Wayback Burgers Both active and retired military personnel can get a free menu item, with no purchase necessary all day Tuesday, Nov. 11.
AARP: Get 20% off your AARP membership dues; a portion of your dues will be used to help provide RealPad™ computer tablets to veterans to help them stay connected.
Big Y Supermarkets All veterans and service personnel will receive a Free Gold Coin, good for food or other discounts.
B&B for Vets is offering a free night's stay at any one of 485 participating Bed & Breakfasts on Nov. 11.
Boston Duck Tours: FREE Boston Duck Tours for Veterans, Active Military & First Responders from both the Museum of Science and Prudential Center departure locations. All dependents will also get a special $10 rate. This offer is valid November 10th – 14th.
Boston Harbor Island Cruise: FREE cruise highlighting the military history of Boston Harbor for veterans and active duty military. Family members can cruise for $5. The cruise is November 15th. Reservations recommended.
Cabella's Outdoor Store is providing their employee discount, which ranges from 5% to 50%, to military members on Veterans weekend;
Free Car wash, Nov. 11, 2014. Thousands of car washes around the country are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day. Find a list at Grace for Veterans.
Christmas Tree Shops: 20% off entire purchase November 8-11th for active duty, veterans, retirees, reserves, and spouses. Need this coupon.
Chuck E. Cheese’s
All U.S. Armed Forces veterans and active-duty military get 20 free tokens upon a visit to Chuck E. Cheese’s from Sunday, November 9, through Saturday, November 15. Military ID or proof of service is required, but no coupon is needed.
Dollar General, Nov. 11, 2014. 11% discount on entire purchase on Veterans Day. Also good online from Nov 11, use Coupon Code OURHEROES. More info.
Great Clips: FREE haircut for veterans and active duty military. If you don’t need a haircut, stop by and pick up a card good for a free haircut through Dec. 31.
A 10% discount is also offered to all other military veterans on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day. A year round 10% discount up to a maximum $500 at all U.S. locations to active duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families. Must present a valid military ID.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Friday, November 7, through Tuesday, November 11, past or present members of the armed forces, as well as their families, will receive 20 percent off their total purchase including regular, sale-priced and clearance items.
Lowes honors all Veterans on three specific holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veterans Day. During these three holiday weekends, Lowes extends the discount to all veterans who served honorably and who present a valid Form DD214 or other proof of service.
Macy's is providing a 10% to 15% discount to anyone who uses the code VET15
Musician’s Friend: Through Nov. 11, get 10% off an order of $99 or more or 15% off an order or $399 or more. Use the coupon code Veterans14.
National Parks: On Veterans Day, National Parks are FREE for everyone, so this might be a good time for a road trip.
New England Air Museum will offer veterans and active duty military the opportunity to visit the museum free of charge with a special tour of the three hangars that house so many military and civilian aircraft in Windsor Lock Ct.
Red Roof Inn: Get 15% off during the entire month of November
Springfield Museums – Springfield, MA
In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Springfield Museums is offering free admission to current or retired members of the military on Tuesday, November 11.
The Hall at Patriot Place – Foxborough, MA
From Saturday, Nov. 8 through Tuesday, Nov. 11, veterans and active military with proper military identification are invited to enjoy a free visit to The Hall. On Tuesday, Nov. 11,
Walgreens is providing a 15-20% discount for all veterans and active duty military personnel on Veterans day.
The Zoo: FREE entrance to Franklin Park and Stone Zoo for veterans.
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Utah Republican elect to Congress gives Epic response to CNN anchors who try to make her victory about race.
November 9, 1872, was a quiet Saturday night in Boston's downtown business district. Everything was closed, and only a handful of people were on the street. Then, at about 7PM, a fire broke out in the Klous Building, at the corner of Summer and Kingston streets. The fire started in the basement, when a spark from the coal-building steam boiler that powered the elevator ignited a box of hoopskirts.
Five minutes later, the entire building was a raging inferno. The Great Boston Fire was finally contained 12 hours later, after it had consumed about 65 acres of Boston's downtown, 776 buildings, and caused $73.5 million in damage. At least 30 people are known to have died in the fire.
The landscape of late fall
Once brilliant, warm and inviting
Now, just cool to the senses
Remember the view, from a place near you.
Have a good Adventure
The International Space Station is back in the Northeastern skies starting today. One of the best things about the ISS is that you can see it with your own eyes! It’s easy to watch if you are outside at the right time during the night skies. All you need to do is know when the ISS will be passing over your location and where to look for it in the sky. You can check when the ISS is going to be passing over your location and where to look for it in the sky by checking the website.
Being a fan of both CSNY and all the members work individually, I was saddened to hear Neil Young's remarks last month during a stop in Philadelphia, where he was performing on his solo tour. He was asked by a fan from the audience if he would ever tour with CSNY again? He replied that, “CSNY will never tour again, ever...but I love those guys."
David Crosby,later posted a response to Young's comments, as to why there will not be any more CSNY shows replied, "He is very angry with me…" He later went on to say, “I happen to know that he’s hanging out with somebody that’s a purely poisonous predator now — and that’s karma, He’s gonna get hurt.”
Earlier this summer Neil Young announced plans to end his marriage of 36 years to his wife Pegi. The petition for dissolution of marriage was actually filed in their hometown of San Mateo, Calif., on July 29 with a hearing scheduled in December.
Ohhh Boy David, that one may take a little time to get over, now we will just have to remember the "Good old Day's"
Did I mention, I picked every referendum questions that were on the ballot during Tuesday's elections correctly. I did much better voting at the Pols than I did picking the weekly team for the suicide football pools. Last weekend I got knocked out for the year on all of them because I went with SF.
Americans Spend 16 Times as Much on Beer as on 2014 Midterms.
Popular 'Car Talk' Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies at 77
From the WTF department. Harvard University’s annual Sex Week observance, which launched Sunday, includes a workshop called “What What in the Butt: Anal Sex 101″ that aims to teach the Ivy League students how to have anal sex.
Because I use mine all the time, the best way to Cook with Cast Iron
I was rather shocked yesterday when I went to vote after work and saw at how many people were at the pols. There were more people voting this year during the mid terms than I have seen in a long time. It was packed. Did I say how happy am I that the elections are finally over. The Robo calls on my phone should end.
“This I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.”
If you're lugging a heavy bag,
don't fail to look inside it
to see whether what is inside is bitter or sweet.
If it's really worth bringing along, bring it;
otherwise, empty your sack
and redeem yourself from fruitless effort.
Only put into your sack
that which is worth bringing.
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