Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tanks for the Memories...

I'm sorry, I couldn't resist the title...

So, last weekend I met up with OldNFO at the Americans In Wartime Museum open house. He introduced me to Prof. Hale and his lovely bride, and the five of us (TheBoy came along as well) wandered around looking at all the goodies...

CAUTION: PICTURE INTENSIVE POST FOLLOWS...


Like these Jeeps:






Or these armored vehicles:











Some miscellaneous vehicles:





(the dune buggy was TheBoy's favorite)

There were soldier-based displays:





This awesome Lego display (this was TheBoy's favorite):







A sweet sidecar hack:



And this:


That's a recovered NYFD truck from Ground Zero. Puts things in perspective, and made me glad I was around a bunch of machine guns...


A fun time was had by all, even TheBoy.

That is all.

3 comments:

Murphy's Law said...

Darn nice. Sorry I missed it this year. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Anonymous said...

When you saw the Ambulance did you hear the theme to MASH play in your head?

I believe the best thing about this is the fact you can literally buy almost all kinds of weapons in this country (USA) of another country and there are few laws to prohibit the ownership that says something.

When your kids have kids (I know, sorry) the bulk of the Greatest Generation will have passed on. Preserving the past and why we fought there is important, but apparently not to any of our leaders.

Cargosquid said...

I can't believe I missed it. Forgot all about it.

Darn.