Why Reinhold Messner climbs mountains

Why Reinhold Messner climbs mountains

reinhold_messner_6.jpgThere is this guy, Reinhold Messner, who climbs mountains without supplementary oxygen despite intense danger and loss (he lost his toes and his brother climbing).  Why does he do it?

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Purple Parrot in Hattiesburg

Purple Parrot in Hattiesburg

The Roaming Parkers are foodies, and we recently had an outstanding food adventure in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Oysters Rockefeller was invented in the late 1800’s in the now-famous New Orleans restaurant, Antoine’s.  The inventor apparently took his recipe to the grave with him, so any modern rendition of the dish is an approximation – butthe one at The Purple Parrot in Hattiesburg, Mississippi was fabulous and was a great intro to a fantastic meal.

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