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I've finally figured out a way to get my son to agree to fly to the states this summer (woohoo!) I have some ideas but what cool, fun things would you suggest we do in the central Kentucky area?

Asked by FGS (1927points) April 20th, 2009

Just him and dad! I have some fun stuff to do but there may be things out there that I’m not aware of..ideas?

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dauph's avatar

Teach him how to drink Kentucky Bourbon.

asmonet's avatar

Where is he from?

FGS's avatar

@dauph He’s 11..no-go

Jack79's avatar

are you the guy with the ex wife in Germany and the boy that was scared of flying? I don’t know about Kentucky, just wanted to see how that went.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Red River Gorge, Newport Aquarium, Hillerich & Bradsby Bat factory, Frazier Historical Museum, Holiday World in Indiana, ride the Belle of Louisville

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Kentucky Horse Park

FGS's avatar

@asmonet He lives in Germany with my ex. He was born in Colorado but he hasn’t lived there (other than visiting Grandma) since he was 1

casheroo's avatar

how wonderful! i’m sure whatever you do, you’ll have a blast!
I’m not familiar with Kentucky..but you could take him fishing, or the local museums.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

You’re talking my turf here, FGS

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Dino World, Mammoth Cave, Nashville

Ivan's avatar

Is this to suggest that there are things to do in central Kentucky?

FGS's avatar

@Jack79 Yep, that’s me…happy as hell!! Kelly27 came up with the suggestion and it worked like a champ. It requires A LOT of traveling on my part but its totally worth it!!

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

The Glitz for lunch—its all mirrors and lights

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Stay a night at the WigWam Village Motel

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

leave
jk jk
:)~~

Aethelwine's avatar

Whitewater rafting.

I’m so happy for you!

FGS's avatar

@AlfredaPrufrock I know :) I was thinking a tour of Mammoth Caves would be cool (as well as Dino-World…who couldn’t resist the life sized T-Rex outside :))

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

My 19 yo loves Dino World. That whole exit is kid’s paradise

FGS's avatar

@jonsblond THAT would rock!!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@FGS
those caves ARE awesome
I remember

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Stephen Foster Story

FGS's avatar

@AlfredaPrufrock I’m thinking of taking him to the Land Between the Lakes to go camping and fishing. He’s never fished before so it would be a true daddy/son teaching/bonding time.

Jack79's avatar

Ok, so you followed the suggestion to go pick him up? I’m sure you won’t regret it. Let’s hope he overcomes his fear of flying, maybe find something nice to do on the plane too so he doesn’t get bored. Good luck with everything, I’m happy for you :)

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

That would be lots of fun, FGS. Will his visit coincide with the moonbow at Cumberland Falls?

buster's avatar

If he is a skateboarder, bmxer or god forbid a rollerblader one of the nicest and biggest concrete skateparks in the country is in Louisville right next to the Louisville Slugger museum.

FGS's avatar

@Jack79 I made the suggestion to him on Sunday when I was on via Skype. He thought the idea of me picking him up was great and that he could handle going home alone.

FGS's avatar

@AlfredaPrufrock The moonbow? That just sounds cool!

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Holiday World in Indiana is totally worth the drive.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

It is cool. nighttime rainbow at the falls

FGS's avatar

@AlfredaPrufrock I’ve heard the same. Kart Kountry as well :)

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

and the Gorge—being up on the arches at night is cool.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

I’ve heard that too, about Kart Kountry. How long is he staying?

FGS's avatar

@AlfredaPrufrock His summer vacation is only from 18 Jul -23 Aug. I was looking at the 28th of JUL to the 14th of AUG ( He needs to have some time with mom)

FGS's avatar

@buster We may have to check that out!!

ragingloli's avatar

wait at the airport for the plane home, wearing a bullet proof west behind bullet proof glass.

augustlan's avatar

@ragingloli WTF?

I’m so glad this worked out for you FGS! Have a wonderful time. :D

ragingloli's avatar

eat tons of kentucky fried chicken to blend in with the general populace by massively gaining body mass.

EmpressPixie's avatar

No advice, just dropping in to say CONGRATS! That’s awesome! I’m glad it worked out for you.

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