Chief’s Tours

Several days into our Kili trek, after we’d gotten to know our guides a bit, our Head Guide, Washingtone,  asked me, “Why is it that you chose Chief’s Tours for your trek?” It was a good question.  There are dozens,… Read More ›

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  • Old friends and new in the forest

    One of the requirements for new Scouts is to be able to identify or at least “show signs of ” 10 plants and 10 animals native to your area, so our Scout Troop has instituted what we call “10 Plant… Read More ›

  • Steak with mushroom creole sauce

    A few weeks ago I went to the store and bought a 12″ cast iron skillet because I was tired of only being able to do tiny, 9″ cornbreads.  As a bonus in addition to life-sized cornbread rounds, this also… Read More ›

  • A rib-shaped void

    When I was at University in Starkville, There was this barbecue joint that we frequented.  Since then I have often said that it’s a good thing that guy closed down or else I’d be dead from cholesterol! Actually, it wasn’t… Read More ›

  • A Continental Divide hike in 4 minutes

    A big part of the mystery of Kilimanjaro was (and still is) where did I get the idea and why did I want to drag myself up that particular mountain?  I don’t know where that idea came from or how… Read More ›

  • Meander in my mind for a moment

    Sometimes a montage of thoughts and quotes swirl around in my head until they start to grow together into an idea.  Follow along with me on this trip through the dark recesses of my mind. Someone once said, If your… Read More ›

  • Coming up in March 2018

    March 2018 is going to be a busy and fun-filled season of our lives! Riverboat Dinner Cruise at New Orleans The first weekend of March, the Roaming Parkers are going to do a Dinner cruise on the Steamboat Natchez, paddling out… Read More ›

  • Happy are they who dream dreams and have the courage to make them come true!

    How about you and I take three and a half years off work and paddle canoes 28000 miles around North America!?  That’s what Verlen Kruger did in 1980! Beginning in Missouri, he circumnavigated the USA, covering half of the Northern… Read More ›