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Tch2fly
07-12-2009, 03:06 PM
Hello from London:D

Told Drew we would take him to Europe for his graduation present. We got here a couple days ago and headed north to Banbury to visit a place called Tanks-Alot. Fun place where you can drive various types of armored vehicles. Here is a quick video with MountainDrew at the controls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDWz0nAbN6A) :eek:

Couple of days left here before we head to Paris and then the Normandy coast.

Staying pretty busy but hope to post up other pics soon:cheers:

fubuki
07-12-2009, 05:51 PM
Nice video, did you film that with your Flip? If so then that's impressive.

DaveInDenver
07-12-2009, 06:05 PM
Dunno if you are looking for another son, but I have decided I want to be adopted by you Mike. I come generally cheap, no college necessary, but the post-HS trip is non-negotiable. :-)

Awesome gift!!!!!

Took me 35 years to realize that there was a world beyond our borders and I'm lesser for it. I've still only notched 2 non-US countries. :-/

bh4rnnr
07-12-2009, 06:19 PM
Awesome!! Waiting the pics:cool:

We will catch up in the desert:bowdown::beer::beer:

FJBRADY
07-12-2009, 07:00 PM
Mike,

Crushing the car was awesome I am sure Drew was:D....thanks for the video!

Have a great rest of your vacation

Lars
07-12-2009, 07:53 PM
Awsome trip. i'm jelous

Air Randy
07-12-2009, 10:06 PM
Theres a really cool little B&B on Omaha Beach, right near the monument at the exit from Dog Green. You should stay there if you get the chance.

Hulk
07-13-2009, 12:10 AM
Was that Drew that drove the tank over the small white car? That whole video is very awesome!!

Tch2fly
07-13-2009, 01:20 AM
Unfortunately only one person was able to crush a car the day we were there. Drew wasn't the one but we had fun watching anyway;)

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A couple pics or the local 4x4s
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Tch2fly
07-13-2009, 01:23 AM
Nice video, did you film that with your Flip? If so then that's impressive.
Yeah I used the flip .. works great!
Theres a really cool little B&B on Omaha Beach, right near the monument at the exit from Dog Green. You should stay there if you get the chance.
We have booked a B&B very close to the beach, it may that one I'll check and see
:thumb:

Mountain Drew
07-13-2009, 01:32 AM
It has been a really awesome trip so far! I have really enjoyed it! It was really cool, the Humvee I drove was actually from the movie from Black Hawk Down! When they got it, it was full of fake bullet holes that they had to patch! They had two from the movie and the owner joke that he wasnt alloud in America becaused he owned one.

In the way of 4x4s they have Land Rovers laying around like we have 40's lol. Also they Green Land Rover with the snorkel, had two on it! one on each side.

Hulk
07-13-2009, 01:57 AM
Did you guys take Perry with you???!!!

Perry, when did you get the new tires?

:eek::lmao:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=13665&d=1247469218

Mendocino
07-13-2009, 10:48 AM
Have fun guys and happy graduation again Drew!:)

Groucho
07-13-2009, 12:27 PM
Did you guys take Perry with you???!!!

Perry, when did you get the new tires?

:eek::lmao:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=13665&d=1247469218

That is uncanny how close to Perry's rig that looks. RTT and spare tire and it would be a twin!

Red_Chili
07-13-2009, 01:50 PM
I soooo want to visit Wales and Ireland and see all the other Morgans and Hayeses. The Welsh I've met look like my dad.



Even the women.



:lmao:

I wanna see it from a motorcycle pillion though. Hope to do it before I kick the bucket.

Lars
07-13-2009, 02:00 PM
How are you getting to Paris? The Chunnel train is a really neat experience!!! owuld highly recoment it.

bh4rnnr
07-13-2009, 05:03 PM
Did you guys take Perry with you???!!!

Perry, when did you get the new tires?

:eek::lmao:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=13665&d=1247469218

I was there stow away:hill:

Man, I wonder if that guy is my evil twin:eek:

bh4rnnr
07-13-2009, 05:06 PM
I soooo want to visit Ireland

I wanna see it from a motorcycle pillion though. Hope to do it before I kick the bucket.


It's a cool place, not gonna lie. Itching to get back in fact. I'd be up for riding Ireland:cool:

Tch2fly
07-19-2009, 01:46 AM
OK I`ve been slacking on the updates but it has been non-stop sightseeing :D

We went back to London for several days before taking the Eurostar train to Paris. Very cool to ride along at 300 kph smooth as glass.

Here are some more 4x4 related pics
Not sure exactly what model but it did say Land Cruiser on the back
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Early 80 Series with OEM winch and lockers in Paris
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Cool 70 Series tow-truck
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Fun tire cover on a SsangYong :confused: (looked like an early Trooper)
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Tch2fly
07-19-2009, 01:52 AM
Here are some scenic pics
Big Ben
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Tower Bridge
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entrance to Crown Jewels at the Tower of London
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Eiffel Tower
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Notre Dame
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Tch2fly
07-19-2009, 01:54 AM
more from the palace at Versailles

from the gardens
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The Hall of Mirrors
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Hulk
07-21-2009, 12:26 AM
Wow!

Tch2fly
07-23-2009, 07:50 AM
Whew ... finally back in town. What a great trip.

Started having issues getting on-line near the end so didn't get much posted, here are a couple more quick videos I made.

Ever hour The Eiffel Tower sparkles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b9NFW1LPgw) for 5 minutes

Here is a view from Eiffel Tower a night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCX2LEngs9s). Because we were so far north it stayed light longer that was taken about 10:45.

Here is one Exploring German WWII bunkers at Normandy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF4WMW5I_QU)