Thursday, July 30, 2009

Touch A Truck

These are some of the pics I took of Butter at the first Touch A Truck even here in our fair city. From the back of a military transport vehicle.

The inside of the Humvee. I'd figured out how to open the window. Butter was mesmerized by my mad skillz!

Go-cart heaven.

A second go-cart. Both were designed by students at the local community college. They placed within the top ten in a nationwide competition against such schools as the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and USC.

Ahhh the cement truck. He was digging this one. I tried to get him to climb up the ladder in the back, but he demurred. Ha ha! I have to say that the men and women who brought their vehicles to this event and donated their time were AMAZING. I didn't hear a "no" from any of them when a kid would ask to touch, sit, push a button, beep a horn, etc.

From the top of the HUGE dump truck that looked just like his Tonka. I don't think he could have been happier in that moment.
See? I TOLD you how happy he was! Me? My ass was damn happy to be on the GROUND.

Lookie! In an 18-wheeler's cab. He almost fell over from delight when he discovered a BED in the back.

Driving a city bus.

In a combo loader/digger thing. Holy crap. He looked at the guy and said, "I have TWO of dees at home. Dey are only toys, but I got 'em!" The guy spun him around in the seat so he could see the other side and how you can operate both parts of this enormous machine.

If any of your local parks and rec departments or civic groups sponsor something similar, you simply MUST GO whether or not you have kids. I can't wait until next year's event.


Honib1 said...

I wish I could have known what he was thinking as he saw everything..


oh man..look at the smile on that face...he's in hog heaven...
tell me about the fecking gekko....

amber said...

He seriously looks happier than a pig in sh!t. Love it!

CPA Mom said...

we don't have that but we have a children's museum with a full size donated fire truck and police motorcycle should come and visit us!

So Not Wishy Washy said...

Dude, it's a plan. He would love that. It's Boy Heaven! Can't do anything until the middle of October but it will happen!

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