Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Going to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

A couple of weeks ago we went with a home-school group to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. There where exhibits inside, but we decided to go outside first. The group split into two groups on the paths. One went left and one went right. I was one of the people who went right, partly because that I wanted to see the barracks first then go around the other way. So one of my brothers, my friend and his Dad, and I set off.

It was fun. We explored the barracks. Then we saw a tank and an artillery piece.

A tank

A tank painted to look like a tiger
After that we went through a training course and saw the Civil War and Revolutionary War buildings. We learned that the colonial beds were so short because they slept propped up.

Next we crossed a soccer field to more tanks. One was painted to look like a tiger.  And there was a helicopter.

We met up with the other group at the earthen work fort complete with the cannons and mortars.


Cannon overlooking the interstate 

We continued on our way. There was a vantage tower.

Then to the best part. The day was hot. When we went into the German bunker, we cooled off because it was protected from the hot sun. After that, we went on to the World War I trenches.

A view from one of the bunker's windows 

A view from the other window
The trench's HQ
View from the trenches 

The trenches were like a maze. We explored those and went to the last thing which was a tank in a fortification that would've been in Afghanistan in the war on terror.

A tank used in Afghanistan 

 We headed to the building. We checked out one of the exhibits with a cool demonstration of clearing a building in Afghanistan.

We met up with the rest of the group again. We left and ate lunch on the road while the others ate at the building.

One last tank

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Black Stallion Book Review

by Walter Farley

Imagine being on a boat as it sinks! That’s what happened to Alec in The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. Luckily he was able to save a wild stallion from the hold of the ship, and that horse saved him by towing him to an island.These books follow their adventures.

If you like horses, you’ll probably like the other books in this series.I thought the most exciting book was The Black Stallion’s Filly because she was in the Kentucky Derby.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Bat Cave

Last February me and my brothers built a bat cave out of my Legos. It took an entire weekend, and it included the bat computer, a holding cell, a swiveling bat suit wall, docking port for the bat boat with the SCUBA  bat suit, the bat boat, the bat plane, the bat helicopter, the bat cycle,  the bat mobile, a turntable for the cycle and mobile,  a chemistry table, storage, a defense turret, and a reading chair. 

The SCUBA gear holder and a frog

Bat computer with statues

The entire Bat cave with Joker tied up

The Batmobile and Batcycle

The air vehicles

You can just see the swiveling suit changer

When we were done, my Lego container had less black and gray than when we started.