When the rare winter storm hits the central plains besides electricity there is nothing I’d rather have than a Land Rover. Never been stuck (knock on wood). Here in another week or two, we’ll be wishing for cooler weather. Thanks for reading, and Happy Rovering.
Merry Christmas everyone. I had thoughts of posting another series of posts on the 12 days of OkieRover Christmas and the Festivus holiday tradition of the Airing of Grievances but was just not motivated to do so this year. School was hard on me this semester and my writing energy was hammered by the class. Also, one[…]
I love that line, “Winter is Coming”. If you are a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones you know the phrase Winter is Coming has a special meaning. It is appropriate in this post because ONE, winter is indeed here although you wouldn’t know it in Oklahoma; and TWO, it implies that there is a[…]
In case you just woke up from a Rip Van Winkle style slumber the central states got smacked by a blizzard. A real deal, Snowpocalypse style, weathermen telling you we are all gonna die, go to the grocery store and buy everything even though you don’t need it, shut down highways and schools, blizzard. It[…]
35mph winds and white-out conditions We were blessed with another blizzard the past two days. The arctic air mass settled on our fine land and with it brought temperatures which make you wonder about the logic of 20w50 oil in your crankcase. The overnight low was 4.3F and at 10:00am the temperature on my porch[…]
Wow. A record blizzard hit Oklahoma yesterday. 35mph steady winds, gusts past 50mph. Wind Chill temperatures dropped below ZERO last night. I taxi’d my daughter to work and home. The home trip was punctuated by dozens of abandoned cars right in the middle of the streets. I gave one kid a ride home before the[…]
January 2, 2003Happy New YearThe first real snow of the year was a big disappointment. Not a single challenging driving situation presented itself. Bummer. But on the other hand another muddy driving situation surprised me on the way to a friend’s New Years Party. The way to my friend’s is paved the whole way except[…]
December 23, 2002First Real Snow of the YearThe first real snow has fallen. I am not sure how much but it is there tempting me to drive in it. The Ditchfinder is “going wheeling” tonight. So a recovery call is probably inevitable.Inappropriate Matt gave me one of the funniest Rover stories today. He also has[…]