Krispy Kreme

OH, the places we’d go

We’re so close to getting on the vaccination list that we’re making lists of places we’d go if we could somewhere now.

Out for Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Here’s a great reason to vaccinated and head out for a snack.

Krispy Kreme is offering anyone who shows their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card a free Original Glazed doughnut every day this year.

Not getting vaccinated? You should. But Krispy Kreme says you can still get some free doughnuts if you stop by Mondays, 3/29/21 – 5/24/21. On those days they’ll be handing a free Original Glazed® doughnut and a medium brewed coffee.

To Paisely Park to see Prince’s Ashes

Prince has been gone just about five years now.

Paisley Park, Prince’s former estate and production complex in suburban Minneapolis, is now a museum and a recording studio. And on the fifth anniversary of this death – April 21 – Paisley Park will be opening the Paisley Park Atrium for free so that a limited number of fans can pay tribute to Prince and see the urn that holds his ashes. For those unable to visit in person, an online memorial will be available.

While at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), we’d stop in at the Prince store too.

The Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center

Among the many great attractions at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at Cape Canaveral, Florida, the Rocket Garden is said to be the most photographed.

This week the garden got it first new ‘planting’ since the early 2000s: The United Launch Alliance’s Delta Rocket II.

How does it land a spot here alongside rockets and space vehicles from NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs?

Delta II rockets were industry workhorses, launching 155 times from 1989-2018. They carried satellites for the Global Positioning System (GPS) and put NASA’s rovers Spirit and Opportunity and the Phoenix Mars Lander into space.

Rewards for voting

Election Day is finally here, so get out there and vote.

Need a little incentive to go stand on line at the polling station? How about free stuff?

My local cupcake shop is giving voters free baby cupcakes today and my local Starbucks is participating in the nationwide promotion offering a free cup of Tall drip coffee to all voters.

Sadly, the free coffee offer doesn’t extend to Starbucks outlets in airports (or bookstores), but that’s just one more reason to vote – and grab a cup of free coffee – before you head to the airport.

It doesn’t seem like any airlines are offering freebies to voters, but a few cities are offering free bus rides.

In Austin, Capital Metro will offer free rides today and Charlottesville Transit Service (CTS) will offer free service on all CTS buses.

Need more incentive to vote? Participating Ben & Jerry scoop shops (but probably not those in airports) are giving away a free scoops of ice cream between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Many Krispy Kreme branches are offering free star-shaped doughnuts.

As outlined in this USA TODAY article, several other national brands are offering free stuff as well.