Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Summer Tips and Advice for keeping the kids from saying "Mom, I'm Bored!" With gas prices over $4 a gallon and Big Daddy really busy in the summer months it is hard for us to keep the kids occupied. This summer we decided to try to do some things close to home. Sunday we ventured to the Patton Museum at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Just 15 minutes from our home, it was the choice of the oldest, The Future Trooper, who loves everything military and especially WWII.
The day was overcast and not good for boating so we set out to learn about General George S. Patton and the Army Armor School. I was concerned that Little Girl and Angel wouldn't find anything interesting but I was wrong. (How sad that we have lived here for 15 years and never been to the museum.) There were tanks (of course) sitting outside. They represented every war in which tanks were involved. There was also a helicopter. Big Daddy gave a quick lesson on the helicopter and then tried to remember his days as a tank commander before he went to flight school.
There were several exhibits for kids of all ages and the museum was a hit with us. PLUS, it was free! Mainly, the kids are thrilled when we all go somewhere together and see new things. Next up, Abe Lincoln's boyhood home. We have been there several times but what the heck!!
In case you are wondering: the gold vault IS housed at Fort Knox, but there is no public access. You can drive by and wonder about all the gold bars inside but that is about it!Check out more summer tips at


Bottles Barbies And Boys said...

Next time were traveling that way, it will be a stop worth fighting for! ;)

Thanks for participating! Great post!

Anonymous said...

hey ... we ended up there yesterday, albeit by accident. Our kids loved it, too! It was great place to spend the 4th of July.