Thursday, September 29, 2011

Explosive Day

Literally.  Explosive.

Today, I had the privilege of being an observer for some detentions at an explosive range.  What fun!  I actually felt terrible the whole time due to my cold but who was I to pass up a once in a lifetime experience??  Tomorrow though, I will be taking the day off to rest and recoup.  Anyway, not going to say much about the day but here are some cool pictures.  They even let me set off the first charge!

(Me yelling "Fire in the Hole" Haha!)

Kaboom!  The blast was just tool cool to see and feel.  There is always the sound delay and its very weird.  Oh, and the trees aren't on fire.  They weren't bothered at all by the blasts.

This one looks all fuzzy because it was pouring outside, flash flooding.  This was the coolest blast I think!  The rain only lasted about 20 minutes or so and then it cleared right up again.

Our explosives handler also layed out a line of smokeless powder to show us how it burns.  Pretty neat!

There were some old tanks there that previous people had demolished on the range.

Overall, a very fun day!  It was really a learning experience day.  So much fun!  And now, to sip some tea and fall asleep on the couch.  Good night!


Debra said...

oh how awesome

Lasherthecat said...

I would LOVE this!! I LOVE explosions!! Looks like you had fun...

Anonymous said...

looks like fun! Andrew would love this!

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