Golf and Games Family Park (Memphis)

Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama

Unlike Nashville and the Wild Horse Saloon, Memphis did not offer any kid friendly clubs to enjoy the Memphis music scene especially along Beale Street.  So Yvonne and I did a little research on the fly and found Golf and Games Family Park.  This place had everything: laser tag, mini golf, go karts, and arcade, bumper boats, batting cages you name it.  Unfortunately it also had a ton of mosquitos, but after … [Read more...]

Knight’s Action Park (Springfield)

Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

After a whole day of discovering the land of Lincoln in Springfield and dinner at Perkins, we headed to Knight's Action Park, another family fun center with mini golf, go-karts, batting cages, and lots of cool rides, along with some kind of water park( that when we were there happened to be closed). It was just our luck that as we arrived, most of the park closed down because of a lightening storm-yeah you don't want … [Read more...]

Adventure Landing (Dallas)


After an intensely serious activity learning all about the Kennedy assassination, the kids and I needed some fun and a bit of a break from the Texas heat.   We headed to Adventure Landing, another family fun center in one of the Dallas suburbs.  The kids hopped in the  bumper boats as soon as I paid the price of admission and set off soaking each other in no short order.    Next we headed to the air conditioned … [Read more...]

Thunder Road Family Fun Center (Watertown)

Thunder Road Family Fun Center

At the end of a long hot day on the road, The Thunder Road Family Fun Center was the perfect place to indulge in some fun and games.  The kids rode the go-karts and then we partook in a game of mini golf.  I just love mini golf.  Once we get past the chaos of who goes first and the order of turns, I love discovering the cute and wacky scenarios of each hole.  When I was growing up, we didn't have a lot so a trip … [Read more...]

Hinkle Family Fun Center (Albuquerque)

Destination #4: New Mexico and Colorado

During the second half of a flaming hot day, the kids wanted to cool off so we headed to the Hinkle Family Fun Center. It's always fun to run around and explore, but every so often everyone needs a break to just let loose for awhile.  If you are traveling with kids and you need a place  to just let loose for a bit, this is a great stop as it's  loaded with activities, snacks, and some loungy places for parents to … [Read more...]