Happy Halloween From Parker's Climb
On the night of October 31st, the Celts who lived 2,000 years ago, celebrated their new year’s eve. They were living in the area now known as Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Northern France. New Year’s on November 1st marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter. This time of the year was often associated with death of all things, including humans.
Halloween Celebrates The Fall Harvest
Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living . . . → Read More: 245 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Happy Halloween From Parker’s Climb
Halloween has long been one of my favorite holidays. Maybe it is because some of my best memories are from trick or treating as a kid. We used to dress up and come home with probably 10 pounds of candy. Those were the days when we had few worries! For those of you who have yet to decide how to dress your pet for Halloween, or better yet, you have not selected your own costume… here are a few last minute ideas. I wish I could take the credit for coming up with this idea The photos were sent to me . . . → Read More: 246 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – The Best Halloween Costumes
I am a huge supporter of our democratic process and hope everyone plans to vote this next Tuesday. I can honestly say that I have never missed voting in an election since turning the legal voting age. This year, I donated on more than one occasion in support of the candidates that I support, and I have spent considerable time reading to learn where my own local candidates stand on issues that are important in my view to our future.
Having said that, I will be very happy when the elections are over. For the first time in over two . . . → Read More: 247 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Political Campaign Spending – A Parker’s Climb Proposal
I have always loved birthdays! Some people dread turning another year older older, but not me! The way I see it, every year I am still learning new things, I accomplish new goals, I meet new people, and finally at this age, I am at a place in life that I surround myself with the people and the things that feel good and bring happiness and joy!
At the young age of 52, I can walk away from those things and those people who do not add to the quality of life. I can sleep at night (well, most nights) . . . → Read More: 248 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Birthdays Are Awesome – At 52, I Will Climb A Mountain & Help Cure PD
Geoffrey and I launched Parker’s Climb, our year long fundraising journey to raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease on July 4, 2010 in our home state of Florida. Near the same time on June 27th, 2010 another Parkinson’s disease patient started his journey to raise awareness and funding for the cure. Steve Quam, diagnosed two years ago with PD began a solo cross country cycling trip, traveling from from Washington’s Pacific coast to Edisto Beach, South Carolina on the Atlantic coast.
Steve Quam Riding 4,250 miles – From The Pacific Coast To The Atlantic Coast
Steve Quam at the age . . . → Read More: 249 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Steve Quam Pedals 4,250 Miles For Parkinson’s Disease
About the Parkinson’s Action Network:
We are the unified voice of the Parkinson’s community advocating for better treatments and a cure. In partnership with other Parkinson’s organizations and our powerful grassroots network, we educate the public and government leaders on better policies for research and an improved quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s. To learn more about The Parkinson’s Action Network and to voice your opinion to your elected officials to continue important work started by PAN click here.
How It All Started:
In 1991, Joan Samuelson founded the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) when . . . → Read More: 250 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parkinson’s Action Network
The photos and scenery were just so great in the Berkshires – I just had to share more photos! I dedicate another post to Mt. Greylock, to Parker’s Climb and all of our climbers, and to my husband – who never ceases to amaze me in his quest for the cure!
Jeff, George Jr., Geoffrey Traditions Peace Sign – David
This is the second peace signs offered by my husband and favorite climber! Geoff has such a “Bring It On Attitude” you cannot help but be inspired!
The Guys Taking A Break About One Mile Into The Climb
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Parker's Climb Summit – Mt. Greylock, MA. October 24, 2010
What a beautiful day to climb a mountain! What a great day to spend with family and friends and what an awesome way to raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease. The Parker’s Climb Team started our 3 1/2 mile, 2,200 foot ascent up Mt. Greylock at 10:00 am this morning. We reached the summit just before noon and it was a climb filled with beautiful views, tremendous fall foliage and great conversations amongst our climbers. Unlike Mt. Katahdin, I actually had the energy to talk.
Cheshire Harbor Trail – . . . → Read More: 252 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb Summits Mt. Greylock
Geoffrey and I spent the day in the Williamstown / North Adams area just relaxing and getting ready for our climb tomorrow. We slept late – It was chilly and it felt good to stay snuggled under the covers before heading out to see the area.
After a good breakfast of pancakes and scrambled eggs, we decided to drive up to the top of Mt. Greylock to check out the view from the summit. The weather started out sunny and as we made our way up the mountain it grew increasingly cloudy and very windy. As we got above the . . . → Read More: 253 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb Mt. Greylock To Raise Awareness For Parkinson’s Disease
We awoke this morning to the smell of coffee brewing and a chill in the air that made us sleep like babies. The termperatues in Boylston, Ma. dipped into the 30′s last night. Travis, Madeleine’s dog, a strapping Blue Heeler, slept next to my bed all night. He always likes it when Geoff comes to visit because Geoff will throw sticks for him to chase until he is worn to a frazzle. It was nice having a dog sleeping next to my bed last night – there is just something I like about that. On Sunday, Travis is making the . . . → Read More: 254 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb – The Berkshires – Williamstown, MA