Great Money Saving Website

If you haven’t heard of this website,, I want you to know about it. Trisha and I have been using it for some time. Let me assure you I have no connection or financial association with them.  The only recommendations I  make on this blog are ones that we have tried and found to be beneficial.

By going to this webite, you can purchase $25 gift cards for popular restaurants for $10. There are a few restrictions such as the total meal price, but we have never found it to be a problem. Whether you are traveling to a certain city, or just going out in your local area, there are great restaurants to choose from. We do both and have saved a lot of money. Click on this link and bon appetit.

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Back from Maine

Trisha and I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Maine. We were also able to sneek in visits to Boston and parts of New Hampshire. The weather, scenery, and people were fantastic. We were lucky enough to have been asked to do some book signings in the Kennebunkport area and jumped at the opportunity. A local newspaper, The Tourist News,  wrote a lengthy article about us and our book which included a picture. It really gave our visit and signings a warm reception and provided a good turnout. Our host for the visit was Brandy Hynes, owner of the well know eatery The Wayfarer in Cape Porpoise. Brandy and her brother Chris Hynes also own and operate the newly established nearby Brandy’s on the Rocks. Chris is the chef and let me tell you, if you are ever in this part of the country, don’t miss out on one of his meals. I would love to make a specific recommendation, but everything on the menu was absolutely delicious. Thanks to both of these wonderful and gracious people for a great visit.


After such a fantastic trip, rather than write about it, I thought I would simply share some of our pictures. They may not be worth a thousand words, but will hopefully convey some of the charm and quaintness of this beautiful part of the country.

John Parker                                                                                                                                                                        www.TheBestofOurLives