What an outstanding outdoor adventure travel book! Mississippi Solo by Eddy Harris is the story of a man from Saint Louis that gets the idea to canoe the entire length of the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to New Orleans Louisiana – some 2300 miles! […]
Food has powerful connotations. People associate foods very strongly with good times or with bad times. I bet a lot of Americans, just reading the words, “pumpkin pie” would think of Thanksgiving. Or smelling the combination of oranges and clove, they would think of Christmas.
Dr. Burrows was leading a nature hike a while back and started out by telling the group, “Every step we take through this forest is a miracle from God. Each little plant you step on, each bug you swat, could contain the cure for cancer if only we […]
Black Creek is a National Wild and Scenic river in Southeast Mississippi, and it totally deserves that designation. The readily canoeable parts of the river comprise about 40-50 miles starting around Dantzler Camp south of Hattiesburg and winding past Brooklyn, MS through Desoto National Forest and the Black […]
There is this guy, Reinhold Messner, who climbs mountains without supplementary oxygen despite intense danger and loss (he lost his toes and his brother climbing). Why does he do it?
The Roaming Parkers are foodies, and we recently had an outstanding food adventure in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Oysters Rockefeller was invented in the late 1800’s in the now-famous New Orleans restaurant, Antoine’s. The inventor apparently took his recipe to the grave with him, so any modern rendition of the […]
Last week, Boy Scout Troop No. 124 of McComb embarked upon a five-day, 50-mile canoe-packing trek along Black Creek from the bridge at Dantzler Camp to the Highway 26 bridge outside Wiggins through the Black Creek Wilderness. Black Creek is named from the tannin-stained water and is described […]