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Marilyn Kircus
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A Long Morning in Upper Geyser Basin
Natalie wanted to be sure and see Old Faithful go off, so we set out early on the second morning of her visit.  As went past other features,  we just put them on our list for later, because we didn't want to be in the huge crowds around Old Faithful. When w...
Natalie wanted to be sure and see Old Faithful go off, so we set out early on the second morning of her visit.  As went past other features,  we just put them on our list for later, because we didn't want to be in the huge cr...
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In Search of Bald Eagles
July 7, 2015 My boss gave me an seemingly easy job.  "Go find our three breeding pair of bald eagles and see if they have young." Two of these pairs are along the route of my bluebird trail so it seemed like a no brainer. I personally call the eagles, the I...
July 7, 2015 My boss gave me an seemingly easy job.  "Go find our three breeding pair of bald eagles and see if they have young." Two of these pairs are along the route of my bluebird trail so it seemed like a no brainer. I p...
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Trip to Tower Falls
July 14, 2015 I finished up my trip to Norris Geyser Basin around 9:00 A.M. so had plenty of time to see another part of Yellowstone. I chose to take the road to Tower Falls, since I had not been there in the past. This is the most beautiful part of Yellows...
July 14, 2015 I finished up my trip to Norris Geyser Basin around 9:00 A.M. so had plenty of time to see another part of Yellowstone. I chose to take the road to Tower Falls, since I had not been there in the past. This is ...
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Hummer Time
July 16, 2015 Hummer Time The Refuge Manager, Bill, lets me feed
birds. I had a hummingbird buzz me one morning, so I ordered a
hummingbird feeder. In a few days, I was watching a male
black-chinned hummingbird come to the feeder early in the morning and
a...
July 16, 2015 Hummer Time The Refuge Manager, Bill, lets me feed birds. I had a hummingbird buzz me one morning, so I ordered a hummingbird feeder. In a few days, I was watching a male black-chinned hummingbird come to ...
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Second Try For Yellowstone
July 13, 2015 After spending most of day trying to get a campsite in Yellowstone, I got up early on Monday and as soon I stopped for a cup of coffee, I was on way.  I got to Norris campground around 7:00 A. M. and several campers were packing up to leave. I...
July 13, 2015 After spending most of day trying to get a campsite in Yellowstone, I got up early on Monday and as soon I stopped for a cup of coffee, I was on way.  I got to Norris campground around 7:00 A. M. and several cam...
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The Morning Nothing Happened
Friday, July 10, 2015 Today cattle were supposed to be driven onto the refuge, into the pastures where we need them to graze back invasive grasses.  I got up, got dressed, grabbed some coffee and was off to get all the openings in our fences roped shut so t...
Friday, July 10, 2015 Today cattle were supposed to be driven onto the refuge, into the pastures where we need them to graze back invasive grasses.  I got up, got dressed, grabbed some coffee and was off to get all the openin...
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Norris Geyser Basin in Two Lights
I am between my second and third visits to Yellowstone National Park.  On both the previous visits, I camped at Norris Campground. Norris Geyser Basin is less than two miles away.  I visited it the first time just before and after sunrise, in a fog. The sec...
I am between my second and third visits to Yellowstone National Park.  On both the previous visits, I camped at Norris Campground. Norris Geyser Basin is less than two miles away.  I visited it the first time just before and ...
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West Thumb Glacier Basin
July 15, 2015 On my last day camping alone in Yellowstone, I went from my campsite at Norris to Fishing Bridge, and then on around to West Thumb Basin. It is unique, in that part of it is under Yellowstone Lake.  Some of it is above water in the summer, but...
July 15, 2015 On my last day camping alone in Yellowstone, I went from my campsite at Norris to Fishing Bridge, and then on around to West Thumb Basin. It is unique, in that part of it is under Yellowstone Lake.  Some of it i...
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A Visit to Norris Geyser Basin
July 14, 2015  I needed to come back around noon to check on my new campsite, so I decided to go to Norris Geyser Basin around 6:00 A.M.  As I got there, a fog set in so I waited about a half hour until the sun went to work on it.  But it was still pretty f...
July 14, 2015  I needed to come back around noon to check on my new campsite, so I decided to go to Norris Geyser Basin around 6:00 A.M.  As I got there, a fog set in so I waited about a half hour until the sun went to work o...
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The Beginning and End Were Perfect – But the Middle Needed a Little Work
July 12, 2015 I had worked
several days straight so I could take four days to go to Yellowstone.
Saturday, I worked seven hours, then watered my garden and arranged
for it to be watered while I was gone, washed my clothes, and
finished up my packing. I slep...
July 12, 2015 I had worked several days straight so I could take four days to go to Yellowstone. Saturday, I worked seven hours, then watered my garden and arranged for it to be watered while I was gone, washed my clothes,...
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Git Along Lil Dogies
Just before sunup with the crescent moon still showning After waiting four and a half hours for the no-show cows yesterday, I almost missed them today.  I was out about 5:15 A. to put ropes across our driveways. Then I came back home to grab, my coffee and ...
Just before sunup with the crescent moon still showning After waiting four and a half hours for the no-show cows yesterday, I almost missed them today.  I was out about 5:15 A. to put ropes across our driveways. Then I came b...
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Currently
various National Wildlife Refuges
Previously
Burns, OR - Folkston, GA - Moiese, MT - Lima, MT - Anahuac, TX
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Born in Michigan, schooled in Missouri, Louisiana and Texas, and now doing live-in volunteer work after retiring from teaching.
Bragging rights
Swam with Manatees, rounded up ducklings, got ATV certification,
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Play in the dirt. Paddle. Bird.
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These guys showed up fast and use their heads to work through problems getting my door opened. Got me back on the road in no time after I locked my keys in the car.
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
I've used them several times and they are courteous, friendly, and fast. The staff seems knowledgeable. They also have cold water for the customers which I've appreciated.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
The first time I visited this service center, I gave it 5 stars. But the second time they blew away all my good will and left me stranded several more times and finally suffering a burn when I had to rip my burning jumper cables off the car. On my first visit, they didn't have my car and the battery they sold me two years ago in their data base, although they did have me. Then, after being stranded twice in one day, they sent me off with a clean bill of health. The next day, after I got my car jumped, I took it to the Firestone Store where they repeatedly tested the battery and found it needed to be replaced. That cost me around $26 and more lost time. I took it and the test results back to Honda and then again tested the battery - of course as soon as I left it with them, even though they told me last time that they would have to keep it overnight to get a true test - and found it to be good. But they did replace the battery and found a fuse that may have been draining the battery and replaced that. Two days later, I stopped to unload my recyclables - a maybe three minute stop - and had a dead battery when I went to start it. When I got a jump, the jumper cables caught on fire and I got a little burned getting them off both cars. I noticed that the positive post was not making good contact with the clamp and I could take the clamp right off. I went to AutoZone, where the busy salesman found me a repair piece to allow me to have a tight contact. and then installed it for me. Hopefully this fixed the problem. This should have been noticed immediately when the battery was first looked at. If you get stuck in Galveston with a small problem, I recommend you go to Firestone Complete Car.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I found this shop using my GPS when I was looking for quotes to fix my car's back bumper. He was HALF of another quote and then fixed my car way faster then he told me it would take. He also did a little more than he quoted to me and did a beautiful job. He even came over and picked up the car when I was tied up with company and he had the bumper ready early. So look past the small shop and check him out.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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I was amazed at this company's professionalism starting with my first conversation with them on the phone. They gave me a rough estimate before examining my car, which needed its 100,000 mile checkup. Then they called back without me having to check on it with the estimate. The car was finished in a timely fashion, by the time they promised and the bill was LESS than the estimate. It has factory parts and a 12 month warranty. And all the people I talked to there were superfriendly. I believe that this is a place I can continue to go to with confidence of getting only needed repairs at a great price.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
This store has given me several more reasons to be glad I converted to Apple products. They include , service, service, and service. I have been able to call them and set up an appointment for them to call me back and answer questions on how to use applications, or go in to them and get help. I've also signed up for their free classes. Yesterday, I had issues with both my MacPro and i-pad and within a half hour, I was helped by two of their technicians/teachers. My hand-me-down ipad now works as fast as new, and I understand how to manage my pictures on both my i-pad and my external drive. They also fixed my sound issue in a few seconds. As an ex-PC user, I am in awe of both their products and service. Oh yes, I'm a senior citizen and they are very careful to make sure I understand without being condescending.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
My friend and I visited here after hearing about it on the national news, when Chef Chris Shepherd won a national award. Hearing his food described made us want to come and experience it. He is a fusion cook and wants to use the foods that are freshest in Houston, and represent Korean influence on the city. This was probably the best eating experience I've had in almost three quarters of a century. The wait staff was extremely attentive and we got fresh plates and silverware with each order. We started with the Roasted Beets, Whipped Goat Cheese, Preserved Lemon & Roasted Garlic Puree, Dill. The beets came out decorated with a goat cheese sauce and flowers that had a little hint of fresh cabbage plus just a hint of dill To bite into this mix of flavors was divine. We next had the Wagyu Satay, Red Curry Tapioca Crushed Peanut. The meat was totally different from any satay I've had, soft and oh so flavorful. And the tapioca was a delight of tasty smooth balls. We came to try the Korean braised goat and dumplings and had it next. Again we had to almost lick the plate. We decided we could hold one more item and ordered the Korean Buffalo Style Fried Oysters Kim Chi Butter, and Nuoc Mam Slaw. This was divine. The oysters had a little red sauce of some kind in the batter and were fried very crisp on the outside and oh so soft and sweet on the inside. The slaw was very delicately flavored with vinegar so perfectly complemented the the oysters. Just as we were deciding that we had had the golden mean of portions, the waitress appeared with the dessert menu. One look at the Fried Strawberry Pie with Toasted Rice Ice Cream made us change our minds. What a wonderful contrast. We halved the beautiful turnover pastry and the small ball of ice cream. The sweet and slightly salty mix was totally wonderful as was the toasted dough with the gooey, sweet strawberries. If you love adventure in your eating experiences, this is definitely the place for you. And if you want fresh, come here. All their food is local and in season. They even buy their meat by the animal and have an in-house butcher. And if you want perfection in the preparation of your food, this is as close as you can get. We didn't order wine but they have an extensive wind list and offer great Texas wines.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago