Category: Nature

Miraculous recovery at Mount Saint Helens

Mount Saint Helens erupted on the morning of May 18, 1980.  Four days later, President Jimmy Carter visited the disaster zone and made some lengthy comments to the press in Portland.   I don’t know that there’s—in recorded history in our Nation, that there’s ever been a more formidable […]


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 […]

The Year of the Beach

The Roaming Parkers are pretty much evenly divided between mountain people and beach people.  I don’t mind beaches but I vastly prefer mountains, and Elise will tolerate mountains but she loves the beach.  I think the kids are about evenly split too. It turns out that this miniature […]

The Outdoor Code

When I was in the Scouts as a child, about 35 years ago, we certainly emphasized an outdoor stewardship ethic, but it took a little bit different form than it does now.  Nowadays we talk a lot about Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly, but back then those […]