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    Ride To Tank & Ordnance Museum Danville VA

    On sat. November the 19th a group of us from the Charlotte NC area will be riding to the museum www.aaftankmuseum.com/ We will meet at www.punchysdiner.com for breakfast and leave at 8:00am & arrive around 11:00am. We'll meet other riders at the museum. Feel free to join us at Punchy's or meet us at the museum.

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    It is an interesting place. I took my 86 year old father there. He was in WWII and almost got tears in his eyes at some of the stuff he saw.

    You'll enjoy it, sorry I can't meet up with you.
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    Sounds good to me, Dave. I'll see you next week.
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    We will be leaving from the Diner at 550 Concord Parkway (US29 & Popular Tent Rd.) Concord NC at 8:00 am. I'll see you there Lee.
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    Anyone camping at Willville in Meadows of Dan?

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    Better check with Willville - I heard their last campout was around Halloween.

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    The weather is looking good for sat.
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    I am going to call some of the guys i ride with in the Winston Salem area and see if i can drum up a few to go along.

    Hope to see some of you there.
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    I have planned to go there sometime, but I'll be SCUBA diving in the Bahamas. I would love to hear a report.
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    Thumbs up Excellent Excuse for a Ride... (or Excuse for an EXCELLENT Ride!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel View Post
    Better check with Willville - I heard their last campout was around Halloween.
    That is correct. Willville is closed for the season.

    Seeing this forum thread inspired me to shirk all responsibilities and set aside all other weekend commitments (damn glad I looked). The "honey-do" list can wait. Screw it, I'm going for a ride!

    The weather in Danville should be near perfect. At least one other rider from the C'ville area will be coming along with me down to Danville on Saturday morning. We've been wanting to check out the Tank Museum for some time now and there's no time like the present. Not that we need an excuse to ride or anything, but this is a nice destination and we figure maybe it's a good opportunity to meet up with some fellow riders too.

    Ride safe and we'll see y'all down the road,

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    It's supposed to be slightly chilly in the morning. Round up everybody you can and bring (drag?) them to Punchy's Diner in Concord or to the tank museum, or both. See you there.
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    I tried to get some local guys here interested, but everyone had plans made with grand kids already.

    Then I was going to go alone and hook up with the group at the museum. Well that was until SWMBO dropped a project in my lap at the last minute.

    Have a good ride, maybe next time.
    Doug

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    Ride update...

    We left Concord, NC last Sat. am at 8:30. It was a bit cool that morning. We got to the museum about 11:15. That place is huge! They have some displays set up showing imaginary action. One had a mural on the wall painted like a warehouse the tank had just run through. Stuff scattered everywhere! Even a man pinned under the tank's treads. Really good value for $10. We (the slower group) finished our tour around 1:30 and headed to Mary's Diner for lunch. A good ride, to a good museum, to a good lunch, with good friends. In the cold. It doesn't get any better than this!

    If you're interested in tanks, it's definitely worth a trip to Danville, VA.
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    Sorry i missed out on this one. The place is now on my bucket list.
    I was a tanker for a while in the Army and love those baby's !!

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    On the "Upcoming Events" board in the entryway was the heading "Talk to a Tanker". Get info from "someone who was there". It didn't say from what war or where he/they would be from. I didn't commit the date to memory. Can't swear that there was one. A call to the museum could verify dates. Seems like stuff happens in April.

    We talked to the owner/coordinator of the museum a couple times. An ok fella. When asked how the tanks and vehicles were moved into place, he told us about half of them run.
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