Overland Bound Community (Post #593) 9/8/2021

As most of you know I moved to a new town a few years ago. My logo had our old town on it. Back in the day with what passed for graphics tools, I could pretty much “photo-shop” just about anything. When my friend Rich Mullins reached out and offered to modernize my logo I was thrilled. Rich did a great job.

With time, I’ve fallen out of contact with Rich. This is a tragedy in its self and someday I’ll speak more about how we don’t communicate like we did. Back to the story, I looked at the logo with my weak set of tools available to me. There was no way I was going to be able to fix my logo.

I got a wild hair and went out to the Forum on Overland Bound where I am member #1411. I asked if anyone could fix my logo. Within a few minutes the founder, Mike member #0000, reached out and said he would help. I also watch Mike’s Youtube channel and I knew he was headed out to the Overland West Expo. I didn’t think he would have the time, but you never know. Conner #7206 also offered to help. With no word from Mike, I told Conner it looked like Mike wouldn’t be able to get to it.

Conner fixed it for me. I offered to send him something but he was just happy to help. That was so generous of him.

A great big shout out to Conner from Yuma. Thank you for your help. And if I’m ever able to get out on the trail the beers are on me.

Conner runs a 2010 LT 1500 4×4 5.3 Silverado. He has a fair set of mods. As you can see at the time of this post, he is working on his front bumper. From a farm truck to overland rig.

Thanks again Conner.

Thanks for reading and Happy Rovering.

No North American Visits? (Post #456) 2/27/2014

I just checked my stats and NO ONE from North America has visited my blog today.

I’d say thanks for reading and Happy Rovering but I don’t speak Germany, Hindi, Finnish, what ever they speak in Kenya, or Russian. That’s all the countries that have visited so far. Hmmmm.

Is it something I said?

Happy New Year 2014 (Post #428) 1/1/2014

Today starts a new year.

I have a lot planned for 2014.

  • I want to complete the Circumnavigation of Oklahoma.
  • I want to drive across Oklahoma only on dirt roads.
  • I want to get my radio working in the Range Rover.
  • I want to go to Clayton and off-road.
  • And, I want to help get the Red Dirt Rovers club up and running.

Not an awfully ambitious list but one I think I can manage.

Thanks for reading, join Red Dirt Rovers, and Happy Rovering.

May 20th Tornado (Post #341) 5/21/2013

Red path was the F4 May 20th tornado. Green was the F5 from May 3rd, 1999.

Several of you have emailed to check on us. That really means a lot to us. Thank you.

Me and all mine are safe.
My oldest daughter (#1) went over to a friend of our’s home. They have a safe room under ground. They watched the storm form and touch down. They scurried for safety and said for quite some time they could hear the roar as it passed by.

RovErica (#2) was traipsing between her new job in Norman and her apartment. She was at her apartment when it hit. Mrs. OkieRover was at the Norman Regional Hospital Heathplex waiting for the wounded. They sent most of them to the trauma center at OU in OKC. NRH’s Moore hospital was destroyed. They moved those patients to the Porter Avenue campus in Norman.

My son was in north Norman and I was at my office near the capitol in OKC when it hit. I had to drive east of Lake Stanley Draper to get around the mess and home.

Thanks for checking on us and say a prayer for the victims and the first responders who are dealing with the aftermath.

Thanks for checking on us and Happy Rovering.

Grandchildren, The Definitive Post (Post #319) 1/31/2013

Grady, Prestyn, Cadence

If you know me personally you already know we have a new grandchild. Prestyn Rhenea was born at 1631 on January 28th, 2013. She came in at 18.5 inches and 7 pounds 7 ounces. Big brother and big sissy are very happy to have her. Mom and baby are doing great and there were no complications. It is my understanding that Prestyn has quite a set of pipes.

Yes, I know they are not wearing seat belts.
We only had to drive a couple of blocks in the neighborhood.

While we were waiting for baby Prestyn to be born we had the grand kids for a few days.

We are in the middle of January and it was near 70F outside, so Mrs. Okierover and I took them to the park one day. I risked a certain chewing out and possibly death from their mom, but I let them play on the teeter totter with no hands, slide down the slide train style, and let them steer the Range Rover on the way home. Some fouls are more egregious than others. 😉

I figured since I once let their mommy drive my 1974 BMW 3.0s around the softball field by the Indian Hills Steak House when she was six years old, I was in the clear. I know what you are thinking “driving?”. She was actually driving, pedals and till all in her control. Obviously, a great time was had by all (in both incidences until mom found out). This is why I am the greatest grandpa in the known universe.

Such a ham! 

Grand kids love Land Rovers. These two play inside of mine every chance they get. So far they haven’t broken anything that couldn’t be fixed. When I was constructing their playground set a couple of weeks ago they sat in the Range Rover and played with their “See-and-Say”‘s or whatever those tablet things are they got for Christmas. Our Range Rover acts as a defacto human habi-trail when they are near it. Imagine how much fun a roof rack is going to be!

Even their dog Paisley (85 pound Lab) was up in the back rummaging around and managed to steal both my water bottles and chew them into unrecognizable shapes. What is it with all the dogs in my life? They are all chewers.

So I know this is not “definitive” by definition. It is merely another post about my grandchildren and how proud I am to be a grandfather thrice over.

Thanks for reading and Happy Rovering.