Monday, December 25, 2017

Just because we’re off-road, doesn’t mean we can’t look good doing it... right? Actually this is us taking a short cut home after church on Christmas Eve. #overlandbound #wearethewild #wildernessaddiction

Saturday, December 23, 2017

A little pre-holiday greeting...

Christmas 2016

Christmas 2015

Christmas 2014

Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! 

Next year 2018, should be filled with new adventures, new posts, new pictures, and maybe a podcast? Please subscribe, come back in the weeks to come for some exciting new content.

I think on my next 5 days off I’m going to have to take a road trip! #overlandbound #wildernessaddiction #wearethewild

Thursday, December 7, 2017

How fun would this be!


No matter whether you are a fan of golf or not you are sure to enjoy the game of pub golf. For a start, there is no need to get up early in the morning and carry a big bag of golf clubs around for hours. Instead, you can enjoy a few hours of drinking in your favorite pubs with your friends or work colleagues.


Pub golf is a fun social activity which takes the best elements of dressing up and going on a pub crawl and adds in just a hint of golf. In fact, the golfing element only really comes into play in the way that you choose the “holes” you will cover and the par on each of them.  For example, you will typically choose either a 9 hole course or an 18 hole one, so you will either cover 9 pubs or a whopping 18 of them. The par for each pub is then the number of sips, swigs or gulps which will be needed to finish the drink you have in it. As in the non-alcoholic version of golf the aim is to get round the course in as few stokes/gulps as you can manage.


Many pub golf players decide to spice up their evening even more by adding in some additional rules. This can come in the shape of a forfeit for the loser or penalty strokes for players who spill their drinks, fall over, throw up or do anything else which is worthy of a penalty. Basically, you can add in whatever rules seem fair, appropriate or funny to you before you start out. View a list of the most common pub golf rules.


It isn’t strictly necessary to wear special outfits but it does add a whole layer of extra fun to the night. In this case, you and the rest of the drinkers will probably want to look for the wildest and most over the top golfing gear you can find. At the start of the night you might feel just a little bit silly but as you start to come in under par on a few holes you will begin to get into the swing of things and really enjoy the fact that you are all wearing funny golfing outfits.


One of the main attractions of pub golf is that it is such a wonderfully social and sociable way of getting out and having a few drinks. If you want it to be even more of a social event then you will find a number of Facebook pages dedicated to it. There is even a smartphone app you can use as you wander from hole to hole with your plus fours and bright polo shirts on.


One of the great things about the game of pub golf is that anyone can play. Groups of students, stag or hen parties, work colleagues and friends looking for an interesting and unusual night can pull on some plaid trousers, look out an Argyle sweater and head out for a fantastic pub crawl with a difference.

I just haven’t had time this holiday season to get out and have any adventures... tis the season! #overlandbound #adventureisnecessary #wildernessaddiction

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

A little something to brag about...

So a big shout out to my lovely wife, who was inducted into PHI THETA KAPPA for her hard work at returning to school. She was asked to join based on her GPA, which she has done an amazing job at maintaining, with a full-time job, a family, and all the other things life throws at you. I'm very proud of her!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Our local mountain is dressed to impress with th its fall colors. Had a chance to take a little hike with Franken-daughter today to enjoy them. #keepitwild #overlandbound #wonderlust #fall2017

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So, as I've posted earlier Franken-daughter has been learning to drive, today was a first. After heading out 40 miles the long way to the ranch (which she has done a couple of times now) she went ahead and took to the Interstate! I know right?! I was nervous, but she did a great job. She also drove up to the mountains where we took the opportunity to get out and hike for four miles too see some of that great fall color. All in all it was a great day.

Till next time.

Monday, September 18, 2017

How are you spending your Monday? Mine is going great! #keepitwild #itwitb #optoutside #wonderlust #overlandbound #adventureisnecessary @overlandbound

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So the coolest thing happened after I posted this picture. The great folks behind Overland Bound which is a great group of off roaders, please check them out, and if you like what you see join in. Anyways, the great folks at Overland Bound, liked my picture so much, they reposted it on their Instagram account. Now that's cool. But even cooler than that?

Their followers liked my photo over 1200 times! Thats kinda cool huh? I thought so. Thank you Overland Bound peeps!