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The Roaming Parkers are all about Travel, Outdoor Adventure, Conservation, and Food. Come along with us on this journey!

The howling wilderness

Part 2 in a series – Where the Wild Things Roam I was making good progress that first afternoon along the clearly-marked trail, when I suddenly came upon a bulldozer track crossing the trail. Beyond the track, the trail was utterly obliterated by a blow-down that must have […]

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Where the Wild Things Roam

Part 1 in a series For a long time I’ve pined to explore the Wild Azalea Trail south of Alexandria Louisiana – a national hiking trail that stretches from Woodworth Louisiana 24 miles through the Kisatchie National Forest to Valentine Lake near the town of Gardner Louisiana. Dispersed […]

Through the night & back in time

The Roaming Parkers are not just world-travelers – we are also time-travelers! As we were embarking on our recent trip to Greece I realized that we were actually taking a trip back in time. Then a few weeks later we traveled those same mysterious pathways back in time […]

2500 years ago blood poured out

Pain is temporary but Glory is forever – so the saying goes. Some years ago, before I’d ever visited and hiked at the battlefield at Shiloh Tennessee, people had told me that they could feel the spirits of the men who’d died there. I thought that was a […]

Graffiti in Greece

One thing that was somewhat surprising about our trip to Greece was the pervasiveness of graffiti. Everywhere we went, people had taken it upon themselves to decorate the spaces around them. The only places that were mostly free of graffiti were the A-list archaeological sites – places that […]

Lucy the lake monster

Our local Scout camp has been rated by Boys’ Life Magazine as one of the 8 Coolest Camps in the Country! Hood Scout Reservation has everything from a world-class shooting sports program to a fantastic COPE/Climbing program to an expansive aquatics program – and everything in between! Hood […]