Month: August 2017

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Throw-back Thursday: 2005 Hurricane Katrina

If not for Hurricane Katrina in 2005, I am pretty sure there would be no such thing as the Roaming Parkers. I don’t believe in coincidences. I do believe in a woman’s intuition, and wholeheartedly believe in miracles. This is a part of my Katrina story. In 2005 […]


Small fall 2016 adventures

A few days ago I published a sampling of just a few of the craziest, grand adventures that the Roaming Parkers want to do eventually, but it can’t be all moon shots all the time! There have to be some smaller-scale adventures interspersed in there – day hikes […]

The old swimmin’-hole

Oh! the old swimmin’-hole! whare the crick so still and deep  Looked like a baby-river that was laying half asleep,  And the gurgle of the worter round the drift jest below  Sounded like the laugh of something we onc’t ust to know James Whitcomb Riley

Tokio Hirano, the judo master

There was this judo master named Tokio Hirano that some folks say was the greatest judo technician in history.  When he moved from Japan to Europe in the early 1950s he developed the habit of challenging all the black belts in whatever towns he visited to matches – […]

Two is one, and one is none!

  An outdoor version of Murphy’s Law is that anything that you actually need on an adventure will have been forgotten, lost, or broken, and anything that you don’t need will be right there in your pack for you to have to lug around the whole time. One good […]