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Marilyn Kircus
Lives in various National Wildlife Refuges
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A Visit to Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
I visited my daughter and her family in Dripping Springs, Texas last weekend. The weather was unusually cold and wet and just got worse.  I planned to camp all week as I worked my way to Choke Canyon State Park and had reserved two nights at Pedernales Stat...
I visited my daughter and her family in Dripping Springs, Texas last weekend. The weather was unusually cold and wet and just got worse.  I planned to camp all week as I worked my way to Choke Canyon State Park and had reserv...
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Wild Bird Wednesday - Sunset at the North Jetty, Bolivar
I spent most of a long day getting myself, and my sinker cypress board ( to use to build new thwarts and gunnels for my canoe ) home from Hammond, Louisiana.  This is usually only a  five hour trip, but it took about 2 hours more to detour to pick up the bo...
I spent most of a long day getting myself, and my sinker cypress board (to use to build new thwarts and gunnels for my canoe) home from Hammond, Louisiana.  This is usually only a  five hour trip, but it took about 2 hours mo...
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*A Visit to Big Branch March NWR
I like to get to spend some winter in south Louisiana.  I have a lot of friends between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and there is a lot to see and do and of course, lots of lovely paddles and birding available.  I've talked to the Volunteer Coordinator  for ...
I like to get to spend some winter in south Louisiana.  I have a lot of friends between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and there is a lot to see and do and of course, lots of lovely paddles and birding available.  I've talked...
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Come on down.  Spring - or summer- has arrived in Galveston. Just back from a mid morning walk on on the beach.. Now waiting for sweat to dry.
First Adventure, 2015 Saturday, January 16, I woke to the multiple roars of airboats departing to go duck hunting from Goose Island State Park.  Nature was calling, so I quickly dressed and stepped out of my tent to find the ...
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If you just plan your direction of travel, you'll get to have lots of adventures.  The frustration comes when you set times for the places. :) And I have my best adventures once I get lost. 
OR SO WE THOUGHT! isn’t this gorgeous? blue skies. . .purple mountains in the distance. . .sunshine. . .and dry roads. . . heading West on 90. . .looking at what we believe are the Glass Mountains. . . an hour out we make a...
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so true Chari. . .we've gotten much better about just heading in a general direction, and making decisions as we go. . .we have completely rearranged the line of travel for this trip (especially after this past week). . .but we will need to be in Cali for a cruise which is scheduled in FEB. . .yaaa!  Our only hard date. . .
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Deer is begging dog to play. Dog more interested in fishing.
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Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade
Whoops! I forgot to set this up to run last Sunday.  Currently postponing my next adventures due to icy mist and cold.  But I'll be camping at three different state parks this week. I multitasked Sunday afternoon, February 14,  and got in a walk as well as ...
Whoops! I forgot to set this up to run last Sunday.  Currently postponing my next adventures due to icy mist and cold.  But I'll be camping at three different state parks this week. I multitasked Sunday afternoon, February 14...
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Celebrating the One Hundred and First Mardi GrasEven
At least I was at the one hundred and first Mardi Gras.  However it was the first time I've celebrated it in Galveston and has been fifty-two years since I went to a Mardi Gras.  I was supposed to march with my Northwestern College of Louisiana Band in 1963...
At least I was at the one hundred and first Mardi Gras.  However it was the first time I've celebrated it in Galveston and has been fifty-two years since I went to a Mardi Gras.  I was supposed to march with my Northwestern C...
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Exploring the Tammany Trace, A Rails-to-Trails Trail
After getting my car serviced Thursday morning in Covington, Louisiana, I decided to take a little walk. My GPS, after a few false directions, finally got me to the Covington trailhead of the Tammany Trace, a Rails to Trails trail. twenty-seven miles long. ...
After getting my car serviced Thursday morning in Covington, Louisiana, I decided to take a little walk. My GPS, after a few false directions, finally got me to the Covington trailhead of the Tammany Trace, a Rails to Trails ...
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Hi, I'm a retired schoolteacher who has has a little training/experience in on-line teaching. I did all the courses but one for my second M.S. on-line and love it. 

I hope to learn new techniques and to work part time as a teacher.  I'm currently staying in Galveston, Texas, but mostly live at National Wildlife Refuges where I volunteer. 
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I mostly do Citizen Science and work with people by taking them on tours, acting as a docent, working in the Visitor Center, etc. I also work with kids in science programs.  We get free housing and utilities for usually 32 hours a week for one and 24 each for a couple. I blog about my life at mbkircus2.blogsot.com.
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Looking Back Over 2014: My Favorite Jobs
One of the best things about volunteering is that you get to do lots of different jobs.  And I often volunteer (beg) for jobs not on the docket.  My described jobs at Okefenokee were to run the visitor center, work as a wandering docent, and help with educa...
One of the best things about volunteering is that you get to do lots of different jobs.  And I often volunteer (beg) for jobs not on the docket.  My described jobs at Okefenokee were to run the visitor center, work as a wa...
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Friends old and new played an important role in my good life this past year.
This has been the best year for meeting new friends. I met six precious new friends this year. I also had some great visits from old friends. The new year found me working at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.   Cindy, the ...
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various National Wildlife Refuges
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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.
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Swam with Manatees, rounded up ducklings, got ATV certification,
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Play in the dirt. Paddle. Bird.
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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 - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks 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 - a month ago
reviewed a month 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
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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 - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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 - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago