Want to Drive a Tank + Blow Things Up for Fun? Go to Texas!
Everything is bigger in Texas... Including recreational activities.
One of the coolest things I have ever gotten to experience when it comes to the military's heavy hitters was taking a ride in Fat Albert. You've probably seen Fat Albert. He's a massive C-130 cargo featured in the Blue Angels fleet and is flown like a fighter. He shoots into the sky like a rocket, turns upside down and reaches speeds that are unheard of for a guy his size.
And I all but tossed my cookies.
You can almost see the beads of sweat pouring down my face and I'm about a pale as my shirt here. Ugh. But good memories!
Now, you can create some pretty cool memories for yourself by driving a tank and blowing things up. DriveTanks.com has created that very opportunity for you in Uvalde, Texas. It's quite a trip getting there, since they're located two hours west of San Antonio, but you would have to travel farther to get the Disney World right?
The ranch is 18,000 acres and features real tanks on a makeshift battlefield, filled with special effects. Who is the man behind this? Former Houston police officer Todd DeGidio. He's also a former Green Beret.
I just got chills.
He's collected tanks from all over the world and now he's letting you ride in them! Choose from the US, Germany and Russia. You can even drive the same tank model that Brad Pitt did in the movie Fury, which is a 1944 Sherman. The collection also includes various weapons from different war periods.
With several different packages, I'm sure you'll find something that will make you feel like you're in a movie too! Did I mention there's a flamethrower?