Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Monday April 2, 2012-Caddo Lake NWR

We got to work pretty early this morning, again trying to finish up the kiosk. We went to the shop to get the service truck and trailer with our equipment on them to start and talked to John, the forester here at the refuge. We had a chat with him about any new projects that need to be taken care of before we leave and future projects that are planned. As we got ready to leave, I told John about a suspected alligator nest at Starr ranch so we drove down to see it. John said it did indeed look like an alligator nest but was a little small but it could still be under construction and not yet in use. I guess we'll keep an eye on it and take some action when it is verified.

We worked steadily on the kiosk all day but the skies began clouding up and it started to rain lightly, so we put everything back on the truck and trailer and barely got the trailer backed into the shop when the bottom dropped out. It rained hard for an hour or so, and the four of us met up in the pavilion to plan the rest of the afternoon. We decided to go over to Marshall to eat at Cajun-Tex and then to go shopping.

I tried the Cajun food, etoufee and some kind of mystery meat fried pies. Everyone else had the wings, but my food was very good. We all enjoyed our food and then went our separate ways to do our shopping. We went to Tractor Supply and bought Tramp a new halter. His old one is now too tight, so we fixed him up with a new one that fits him.

We went on back home in another light rain, but it had stopped by the time we got back here to the refuge. I guess we're still catching up with last year's drought. Doing it in a big way up here!

So long.

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