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Marilyn Kircus
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A Visit to Antelope Island
When I changed my plans to camp for three days near Moab, I ended up with a little time on Sunday morning to go visit Antelope Island, the largest island in the Great Salt Lake. It is across a long causeway that separates two bays. It took me about an hour ...
When I changed my plans to camp for three days near Moab, I ended up with a little time on Sunday morning to go visit Antelope Island, the largest island in the Great Salt Lake. It is across a long causeway that separates two...
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Moving Day for a Rainbow Trout
Dateline: May 15, 2015 The refuge is bringing back Arctic Grayling. Montana is the only state with a few populations. Red Rock Lakes NWR has one of these populations and is dedicated to bringing this species back from near extinction. They cooperate with th...
Dateline: May 15, 2015 The refuge is bringing back Arctic Grayling. Montana is the only state with a few populations. Red Rock Lakes NWR has one of these populations and is dedicated to bringing this species back from near ex...
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Cindy, as usual, I can't reply to your post.  But no I haven't had blowflies.  Need to research to see if that happens here.  But I do clean out the old nest, provided I can catch it in time - only can visit once per week  - so the parasites don't build up. 
I came by box 14A  on my way back from surveying the 51 mountain bluebird boxes we have on a bluebird trail at Red Rock Lakes and had to stop and watch the action.  A mountain bluebird pair has built their nest but haven't st...
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House Wars Test
I came by box 14A  on my way back from surveying the 51 mountain bluebird boxes we have on a blue bird trail at Red Rock Lakes and had to stop and watch the action.  A mountain bluebird pair has built their nest but haven't started laying eggs. They were de...
I came by box 14A  on my way back from surveying the 51 mountain bluebird boxes we have on a blue bird trail at Red Rock Lakes and had to stop and watch the action.  A mountain bluebird pair has built their nest but haven't s...
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A Virtual Hike on the Grand View Point Overlook Trail
Saturday, May 9 The forecast was for a rainier and cooler day than was Friday, so I chickened out  of camping, and got up with the dawn to pack  and leave. But then the sun came up and the day was mostly clear, so I went back to my original plan to go hikin...
Saturday, May 9 The forecast was for a rainier and cooler day than was Friday, so I chickened out  of camping, and got up with the dawn to pack  and leave. But then the sun came up and the day was mostly clear, so I went back...
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An Amazing Day at Enchanted Rock
As you drive Ranch Road 965 , you find yourself in the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country, viewing a mix of fields and trees.  Suddenly your eye is caught by two huge pink granite formations.  Then you come around another corner or two and find the sig...
As you drive Ranch Road 965 , you find yourself in the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country, viewing a mix of fields and trees.  Suddenly your eye is caught by two huge pink granite formations.  Then you come around anothe...
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How to Milk a Fish
Friday, May 16 Yes, I said "milk a fish".  The fish guys have been spending the last few days electroshocking fish to get lots of gravid grayling females as well as lots of males. ( Gravid just means full of eggs.)   Friday was to be the day they planned to...
Friday, May 16 Yes, I said "milk a fish".  The fish guys have been spending the last few days electroshocking fish to get lots of gravid grayling females as well as lots of males. (Gravid just means full of eggs.)  Friday was...
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My Hike to Mesa ArchMe
The Island in the Sky portion of Canyonlands National Park is less than thirty miles from Arches National Park.  Most of the natural arches are found in Arches, but Canyonlands has a few arches also.  One of them is Mesa Arch which frames a beautiful view a...
The Island in the Sky portion of Canyonlands National Park is less than thirty miles from Arches National Park.  Most of the natural arches are found in Arches, but Canyonlands has a few arches also.  One of them is Mesa Arch...
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Wild Bird Wednesday: House Wars
I came by box 14A  on my way back from surveying the 51 mountain bluebird boxes we have on a bluebird trail at Red Rock Lakes and had to stop and watch the action.  A mountain bluebird pair has built their nest but haven't started laying eggs. They were def...
I came by box 14A  on my way back from surveying the 51 mountain bluebird boxes we have on a bluebird trail at Red Rock Lakes and had to stop and watch the action.  A mountain bluebird pair has built their nest but haven't st...
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Goodbye to a Bayou
One the the things that defines southeast Texas is the number of places to paddle.  The Houston Area has several watersheds, many lakes and, of course coastal waters. But the premiere paddling place has to be Armand Bayou, which has been designated as one o...
One the the things that defines southeast Texas is the number of places to paddle.  The Houston Area has several watersheds, many lakes and, of course coastal waters. But the premiere paddling place has to be Armand Bayou, wh...
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+Winnie Shrum It will be even better when you come up here and paddle with me. Or just bird and hike. 
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A Visit to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
I've been trying to get to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, when I'm near Austin,  but never quite made it. I decided to go while I was visiting my daughter.  I choose to go on a cloudy day since I thought the flowers would photograph better.   Lady Bir...
I've been trying to get to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, when I'm near Austin,  but never quite made it. I decided to go while I was visiting my daughter.  I choose to go on a cloudy day since I thought the flowers wo...
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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.
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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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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 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
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 - a month ago
reviewed a month 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 - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 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
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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 - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 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
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 - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago