Yesterday Ben and I went to Drive a Tank in Kasota. It was fun and quite a different experience! Part of the package was target shooting, which I have not done for years. Firearms are not my cup of tea and I have a healthy fear of them. We used a historic rapid-fire gun from Belgium that was in a WWII battle. It worked well for being over 70 years old!
|Off to our adventure.|
|Lots of dust! The driver is in the front getting some help from an employee. The driver's passengers are standing up in back for a wild ride.|
|The Humvee. I remember when these came out when we lived in Bad Windsheim.|
|Ben sits on the strap and holds on in the turret.|
|APC, armored personnel carrier, and our ride.|
|My view from inside. The turret spins around. We sat all the way in the back. It was important because it fishtails on the rough terrain. I held on with two hands!|
|The driver is in red and the guide in camo.|
|The driver of "Larry," a retired Marine got to crush a car for his 70th birthday. |
His son is the passenger.
|A straight shot and that car was toast!|
|At the range, this 1919 machine gun was very loud!|
|I have my target and my eyes and ears on before my turn to shoot.|
|Ben and I pose with "Larry."|