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Father and son outting today...
“...Although Maple is away doing a BPing trip with the Pa crowd as a result of our Vermont trip getting postponed until next week, I stayed back and spent the day at the scouts Camp-O-Ree with my son. It was a last minute decision to attend because of the alteration of plans and my son was the only one of my scouts to attend this event. However, it was a great day. I hooked him up with another scout troop to participate in the activities and I helped the district leaders as needed. The activities were usual scout fare, so I won't drag out the details. But, there was one feature that I hadn't seen before that really caught my son's attention. I posted this to share the pictures. It was unusual for us to have a Bradley Tank in Staten Island, but the army folks were good enough to do this for the kids (big kids too!) So, I took some pics and I will post link below. We got lucky enough to follow it out as it rolled through this suburban neighborhood. I will let the pictures tell the story...
“I like the placement of the block of wood to keep the tank from rolling! LOL”
“No sh_t? I didn't notice that, Rockman. Good eye! lmao...”
“BTW, the expressions on the people's faces who were out on their porches or in front of their houses or stores were priceless as it passed them by...”
“A great way to spend the day with your son....way cool!”
“Yeah, man! He needed this too. He's had a rough time in school lately and this made him really happy. Thanks for sharing it with me...”
“I can almost hear Bob Hope ---
Tanks... for the memory
Of rainy afternoons
Swingy Harlem tunes
Motor trips and burning lips and burning toast and prunes
How lovely, it was....
(well, SOMEbody had to do it!)”
“Words and Music by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
From the film "Big Broadcast Of 1938"”
“If I saw that rolling down my street I'd be more that SKEERD!”
“Hey Tree...I bet that you could get the tank in that new pack you are testing. Maybe even squeeze Maple and Scorche in to boot. Will we have one of those on the Ithica trip this summer??? Have a great day, great post.”
“Tree...thanks for sharing. Neither you nor your son will ever forget these times spent together. You da' man. Hope to see you again in Ithaca.
Caninejack..how ya' been guy? Ya' missed a nice Thunderswamp Trip. It may well have a blessing, especially for Pumba. There were ticks all over the place, but aside from that, the trip was really nice. I noticed you may be headed to Ithaca. I'm hoping to make it also. I'll know better after my section hike.
Tree, make sure you have a hot bath ready for Mapes...it's raining pretty steady here right now and I'm only 30 miles from Hawk Mt.”
“I saw the post from the "Swamp" and was sad to not be there. I am done student teaching and will graduate on May23rd so I finishing all that BS paperwork and such. Yes on Ithica buit hopefully we can get together for a "planning and packing light lesson" before that. Pumba and ticks are BAD but at least with a white dog they are easy to see.
Happy Hiking to all.
“How cool Treebeard! I bet the fellas loved it.Thats way cooler then any scout stuff I got to do. It was always boring jamboree stuff.
BTW that's an M1A(or A2) Ambrams main battle tank. The Bradley is a smallish troop transport/fighting vehicle.”
“Well the Abrams is actually shorter and in most dimensions - smaller than a Bradley, but the Abrams outweighs the Bradley by about twice as much.”
“Yes, yes, its an Abrahms.
The Bradley is a grunt cooker.”
“Sorry guys about my ignorance with the tank. They told me last week that a Bradley tank would be parked there, so I just assumed that's what it was. Thanks for straightening me out!”
“Sounds fun! Too bad you couldn't make this PA AT trip.. we had a blast. Hopefully next time!”
“Tanks for the pictures”
“Our Scout Council had a yearly event at a National Guard training center. The tanks and soldiers were always a hit with the boys, and leaders too. It's great when they have the opportunity to see those things. In our case, it was a couple of years after Desert Storm.”
“treebeard, sorry for side tracking the thread. I wasnt trying to do so and upon rereading my post I realize it came across wrong, my bad.
Sgt Rock, I never realized that a bradley was bigger than an abrams, Thats what I get for being non-mech.”
“Please, Birch. None taken. I don't know much about these things. Turns out that my son knew it wasn't a Bradley as Sgt. Romano had been briefing the boys for quite a while by the time I got there and I missed a lot. I was running a timed event for most of the afternoon.”
“Good deal Treebeard.”
“sorry i missed it. :(
men in uniforms...grrrrrrrr”
“Looks like fun.
Tree....tuck in your damn shirt, you look like a slob. Sorry its the Scoumaster in me coming out.”
“It's OK, that is what I get for spending all this time in Cav. I gotta show off some of this usless knowledge.”
“LOL Chuck, he is always on the boys about that. never seen him with it out.
“Chuck! What Maple said. That's the first thing I said when I looked at that picture (the shirt)! But, I thought it was such a good shot otherwise, it had to be a keeper. lmao”
“now you can have your own personal tank
read the first user review”
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