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Category: Adventure

Boots while hiking, otherwise barefoot

There is this perpetual argument among walkers, hikers, backpackers, ultralighters, and trail runners – What sort of footwear should one wear.  Despite all the fervor and dogma that each expert in each group spreads, it really comes down to personal preference. Whatever works best for you for your […]

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National Fishing & Boating week

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks celebrated National Fishing & Boating week by designating this past weekend as Free Fishing days, where the public could fish in public waters with no license, no fees, and no limits! To commemorate Take Me Fishing Day, the Roaming Parkers […]

Ah HA! The Big Picture.

For a few months now I have been pondering the question, “What then?”  Currently Pat and I, as the Roaming Parkers, have a flexible plan where we are actively working on being debt free, homeschooling, community service, traveling, blogging, and getting ready for The Next Big Thing.  (You […]

Kidnapped by aliens at Potkopinu

In South Mississippi and adjoining Louisiana, at least as far as the Roaming Parkers are concerned, hiking and camping are seasonal activities.  I guess you could call us fair-weather hikers, and 90+ degree heat, 90+ percent humidity, ticks, mosquitoes, and poison ivy do not count as fair-weather. This […]

Mount Kosi is calling me!

Ok, yeah.  It’s official. I’m feeling the call of the mountain again.  This time it is Mount Kosciuszko in New South Wales, Australia.  It will be much tamer than Kilimanjaro, but still some exercise and beautiful scenery and a fabulous destination!     If you want to read […]

Kidnapped by aliens!

You know how, after several years of marriage, two people will become so close that they finish each other’s stories?  They have both lived the same experiences for so long that they have each told the other all the jokes and amusing anecdotes they know – two or […]