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I guess I should have mentioned that in the last month or so I have also been to an airshow and got to climb and ride around in an M1A1 Abrams tank for a few hours, courtesy of the national guard and put on by my Eve Online alliance (Goonswarm).

The airshow was at Mountain Home AFB and the main event was the Thunderbirds. I brought along two of my youngest kids and my dad also was up in Idaho for a few days so he came along also.  Pictures are here.  The show was pretty good.  I have been to a good number of these so it wasn't something too amazing.  It was the first time for the kids though so hopefully they thought is was interesting.

A few weeks after that I took my older son to a national guard depot in Oregon (Umatilla Army Depot), where one of the guys in my EVE Online alliance put together an event where we could get inside and ride around in a tank for a few hours.  This was very fun and possibly one of those once in a lifetime events.  It was about a 12 hour drive and a 5 hour event, so it was a very long day but totally worth it.  There are some pictures and videos here and here.