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Month: August 2018

How to hike like a Boy Scout

Part of why we started the Roaming Parkers blog and Facebook group is because there are a lot of people who feel bogged down in a virtual rat-race and disconnected from the real, natural world – a large group of people who want to become more connected with […]

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Literary travel in the Aegean & Med

I think it would be an absolute blast to read Thucydides’ Peloponnesian War while doing some low-budget island-hopping in synch with the book. Or we could do Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid while walking in the heroes footsteps!  Wouldn’t it be awesome to follow Aeneas from Troy (Turkey) to […]

Divine deviled eggs

Deviled eggs are tiny, bite-sized egg salads made with a mixture of boiled egg yolks, relish, and spices.  The addition of the spice (as in hot) is where they get the name, “Deviled.”  They are served inside their own boiled, halved egg whites and often presented on a […]

An awesome backpack food experiment!

A few days ago I was reading on some backpacking forum someone was saying that when choosing and packing food for a backpacking trek, choosing lightweight food should be your foremost concern. I think that is TERRIBLE advice. Who wants to eat crappy food just because it’s lightweight? […]

Bravo California!

Many people’s knee-jerk reaction to the recent ban of plastic drinking straws was to heap ridicule upon California’s state officials for overreach and for being trivial. At first glance, a plastic straw may seem insignificant, but it is actually an important issue. A REALLY IMPORTANT ISSUE! Single-use plastic […]

Homemade pimento & cheese

A few days ago we attended a keto mixer and everyone brought a keto-friendly snack.  Elise brought a bowl of Grandma Parker’s Homemade pimento and cheese (with a personal little twist or two) and it was a hit! The secret ingredients – use chopped pimento-stuffed olives instead of […]

Get a clue, Penn State!

This past April the big news for a few days was that Penn State had put the kibosh on the PSU Outdoors Club, a student organization that promoted outdoor activities like hiking and backpacking. According to Penn State University, it is too dangerous for young adults to do […]