Last Thursday we took off to ride to Ft Benning Georgia and tour the Infantry Museum. All week it had been glorious weather and wouldn't you know it, Thursday morning we were socked in with heavy fog.
I know my Dad would not have liked us riding in fog but we did at least wait until much had cleared. Or so we thought. It was so thick after we'd headed out that it was dripping off my face shield. (I can see my father's anguished face).
This was a cool display. It's an airborne soldier jumping and the parachute is also a movie screen. The movie shows soldiers jumping out of planes.
Weapons, display boards, my Army bound son and a helicopter..........
Can you tell this is father and son? My favorite people :-)
Doug and Tristan shot at targets...it was a deal for $7 each. I want to do it next time. Tristan did better than the Infantry soldier taking part and was the only one to hit the 200 feet target!
It was a three hour ride one way - we spent a few hours at the museum, including the shooting, then rode back after lunch. We stopped at this place (photo below) midway back to buy some fresh sausage to grill that evening.
Doug, Tristan and Tristan's friend Angel are in this photo.
After six hours in the saddle (which I am proud to report I did not fall asleep even once! ) we were quite tired by the time we got home.
Fun day. If you have a chance to see this museum in Columbus Georgia it's well worth it. Some of these photos are on my Facebook album but for family who aren't Facebookers - enjoy!
Last but not least - This is a shot of the statue Iron Mike. It's good the soldiers are surrounding Iron Mike so you get an idea of how large this thing actually is!
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