We Were in A Fort Knox State of Mind

We drove to Fort Knox, KY, primarily to visit the General Patton museum. We had also been very curious about what a self-sufficient military town looks like. And Jacob and James wanted to see the tanks. On the way there, they clamored, “Go see tanks, go see tanks!”

It would have been worthwhile to drive there just to see the superbly secured building where the entire U.S. gold reserve is housed and protected.


After driving around to check out the roads, facilities and houses in Fort Knox, we pulled up to our destination, the Patton Museum. Tanks and big guns adorn the museum ground. We walked past an Armory Memorial on the way to the museum entrance.

The museum has evolved over time to focus on military leadership as exemplified by General Patton. The exhibits comprise of General Patton’s military career history, his pearls of leadership wisdom, his achievements and memorabilia, his staff car, his beloved truck, a tank and a tank destroyer.


General Patton’s Dashing Staff Car and Beloved Truck

War Machines

General Patton’s Numerous Memorabilia

“An Officer and A Gentleman”

We had a good visit to Fort Knox. We even got to see new recruits in a training session. We were so hungry afterwards!

About David and Lam

A smitten couple and loving parents in our early 40s. We have lived in 3 different countries together. We dream of living in a fourth country together after our children grow up. We love long walks in the woods, climbing mountains, boating, traveling, reading, and being together. Both David and Lam are old souls who love quietness and meaningful conversations in which we ponder the truth and mysteries of life as well as discuss philosophical and ethical matters. We especially like to enjoy the small pleasures of daily life.
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