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Marilyn Kircus
Lives in various National Wildlife Refuges
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An Orgy of Wildflowers
Steve and Cheri, my fellow volunteers got a day off last Tuesday to go on a Wildflower Tour in the Gravelly Mountains. They loved finding an amazing quantity of wildflowers but were frustrated in not having enough time to photograph as many as they wanted t...
Steve and Cheri, my fellow volunteers got a day off last Tuesday to go on a Wildflower Tour in the Gravelly Mountains. They loved finding an amazing quantity of wildflowers but were frustrated in not having enough time to pho...
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An evening of wildflowers, sunsets and moose. 
Last Sunday evening, Steve and Chari, my fellow volunteers invited me to go with them in search of bitterroot flowers.  This is Montana's state flower, but it grows on eroded rocky outcropings. The flowers have a very short b...
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Wordless Wednesday - In Search of Hidden Lake

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Finally got a chance to paddle on a beautiful lake. 
Most of you know how much I love to paddle, so I was devastated when my old canoe broke down.  I need new thwarts and gunnels. I left it behind in Houston and plan to find someone to fix it while I'm recuperating from surgery...
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Bug Catcher in Training
There is a lot of research focused on the sage grouse because a decision  will be made next year as to whether to list the species as threatened or endangered. A big research project is going on at the refuge. Fifty--one (I think)  hens have been captured o...
There is a lot of research focused on the sage grouse because a decision  will be made next year as to whether to list the species as threatened or endangered. A big research project is going on at the refuge. Fifty--one (I t...
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On the way up to Red Rock Lakes NWR, I spent two nights at Susanne's house. Susanne is the daughter of my best friend, Natalie.  She has recently gotten her first job in Boulder, Colordo.  Natalie was also there to help Susan...
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An Orgy of Wildflowers in the Gravelly Mountains
Steve and Cheri, my fellow volunteers, got a day off last Tuesday to go on a Wildflower Tour in the Gravelly Mountains. They loved finding an amazing quantity of wildflowers but were frustrated in not having enough time to photograph as many as they wanted ...
Steve and Cheri, my fellow volunteers, got a day off last Tuesday to go on a Wildflower Tour in the Gravelly Mountains. They loved finding an amazing quantity of wildflowers but were frustrated in not having enough time to ph...
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Who, Me? Buy a Duck Stamp?
Yes,Birder, you should buy a duck stamp each year. It only costs $15  and $0.98 of each dollar goes directly to purchasing, renting, or improving habitat for all kinds of migratory birds. The new duck stamp came out June 27. This year the American Birding S...
Yes,Birder, you should buy a duck stamp each year. It only costs $15  and $0.98 of each dollar goes directly to purchasing, renting, or improving habitat for all kinds of migratory birds. The new duck stamp came out June 27...
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I totally agree with Mia.  Currently living and working in the Valley for the summer.  And probably for many more. 
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Wordless Wednesday - Montana Skies

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Wordless Wednesday - Around Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and Centennial Valley
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Tending the Grayling Fish Eggs
One of the strategies Red Rock Lakes NWR uses to increase the Arctic grayling population is to raise babies.  The do that at a remote site incubator (RSI).  This incubator is at the Elk Spring.  Getting there is lots of fun.  It is about 10 miles from headq...
One of the strategies Red Rock Lakes NWR uses to increase the Arctic grayling population is to raise babies.  The do that at a remote site incubator (RSI).  This incubator is at the Elk Spring.  Getting there is lots of fun. ...
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Born in Michigan, schooled in Missouri, Louisiana and Texas, and now doing live-in volunteer work after retiring from teaching.
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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 - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 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 - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I LOVE this place. Wonderful food - although you can easily split and entree and still be full - friendly service. Nice ambiance. But it is so popular that it is always pretty crowded so gets loud at times.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We did not end up camping on the canoe sites or I would have to have taken points off. They are VERY difficult to access in the low water. Also the piers are in disrepair and need more steps. So don't try to use any other than site 5 which still does have a landing. Otherwise, on our New Year's trip, we found the area beautiful, all the staff and visitors friendly and lots of things to look at and do. Both the hiking and the paddling - we paddled two days- were excellent. And we enjoyed the private fireworks show that took place on the Atachfalaya levy just outside the park.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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I go to this Home Depot when I'm desperate. The store doesn't carry a lot of stuff other Home Depots have, it is laid out differently, making it hard to find stuff and there is a total absence of customer support. The last time I was there, I could not even get support when I finally found a clerk. This is by far the worst Home Depot I've been in. I wrote the previous review a couple of years ago. I've been away for over a year and came back to find a complete turnaround. There are more knowledgeable people, the assistants greet you and go out of their way to help you. The new manager has his picture and cell phone number by every register so you can make an immediate complaint, or give praise. This is now a store I'll go to much more often. They are even starting to carry more organic products - found mushroom compost there - and a few native plants. The other department I use a lot is the paint department and again the staff is up to or above par for knowledge and customer service.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've been going to Dr. Noojin for several weeks with a healing hip and pretty acute shoulder pain. She has my hip totally stabilized and is helping my shoulder. I joke that she puts me back together on Mondays after paddling and then gets me well enough to paddle again on Friday. Both she and her staff are all very caring.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I drive a Honda Fit and mostly travel around the country. So I'm usually in a different state each time I need repairs. This time I was in Galveston and used Classic Honda Repair service. I had had a battery or short problem since I was in Oregon and tried to get it fixed in several places on the way home. All I was ever told was that my battery was OK. Chuck immediately asked me to leave the car with him overnight so he could check the battery. He had a driver take me home with almost no waiting, then called me early the following day to report it was the battery and that he had to wait a while before running the tests to give me a sticker. Several hours before he promised the car, he called me that it was finished and offered to send a driver for me. Car is now running great and I'm a happy customer. He was the first of 4 or 5 people to remind me I needed to let the battery sit before a valid test could be made on it.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago