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Two hundred fifty thousand miles.
We woke in Picture Canyon. Erik and his team planned to return to Oklahoma City. We made a big breakfast cooking everything we hadn’t eaten so far on the trip. By the time we finished cooking eating and packing up Mr. Fisher and I had to change our plans too.
The trek up Black Mesa and back takes at least 5 hours. We had 7 hours of driving to get home. We had an hour and a half to get to the trail-head. The math put us in Norman around 11 PM or even later. That wasn’t really an option as I had to go back to work on Tuesday. So we skipped Black Mesa. I’ve been to the Black Mesa area three times and I haven’t made the hike yet. My next trip to the region Black Mesa will be my primary goal. I’m doing that first. […]
This is part two of the Capulin Volcano Northwest Passage. We went to meet Fall and were not disappointed. She was in full force on the Volcano with a North wind putting a chill on things.
Warning this is a huge post. Tons of pictures and even a couple of short videos.
I really wanted to get out on the trail this fall and I felt like it was my turn to plan and lead a trip. I looked for a non-OU-Football weekend and found two one in September and one in November. The initial inspiration for the Capulin Volcano trip was seeing a similar trip in OutdoorX4 magazine. We had some interest in the trip from several people in the Oklahoma Land Rover Owners group but in the end only two of us made the commitment to the overland adventure.
Mr. Fisher and I got the Big White Bus loaded and started out on a pleasant Saturday morning and headed to our rendezvous with Erik O’Neal and his Discovery 2 in Okarche, Oklahoma. The plan was to take the two lane roads as much as possible through Oklahoma into New Mexico. He brought along Erik Hollin and Shane and they got a late start. It was agreed to go up staggered so Mr. Fisher and I headed on up OK3 toward Woodward. […]
A little maintenance goes a long way.
The thought is that you will go more often, have a happier life, and achieve a level of awesome your fellow cubical neighbors will envy.
I’d forgotten how many times my ignition either through a bad coil or ignition module or both had left me stranded.
Happy Independence Day or as the British call it Happy Treason Day. Either way remember the sacrifices brave men have made to allow you to sleep under the warm blanket of freedom tonight. A lot of lives have been traded to give you that.
In all honesty I could care less about local radio. The “We’re OVERSTOCKED car ads” alone make me want to drive off a bridge to my certain death. I mean seriously, how is the fact you were stupid enough to become “overstocked” on automobiles make you think I need to come down and buy one?
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If this is anything like my garage good luck finding it
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I’m a former United States Marine, a grandpa, a dad, and a husband. I haven’t aspired to be much in life beyond all that. That’s probably a good thing, because those four things consume my every waking thought. This blog is about my ownership of a Land Rover here in Oklahoma. I also occasionally blog about history, Oklahoma’s freakish weather, family, and even sports. My aim is to entertain and instruct when possible. I encourage you to comment or you can contact me by email at okierover @ gmail dot com or at the social media site links found on the blog. Thanks for reading and Happy Rovering.
Bolting stuff on and off.
Getting the Big White Bus from point A to point B
Motor and Transmissions
Oily stuff spinning and rotating and making us go forward.
The key is to keep the magic smoke inside the wires