Friday, July 17

fun at the drive-in

Last night, we went to see Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs at the drive-in. We were rookies and didn't really know what we should plan for. I packed some snacks and we stopped at the Sonic for drinks. I'm loving that you can take your own food and that the Sonic is right down the road. Score some points for the drive in. The movies start at 8:20 /twilight and the second feature at 10:20. Movie tickets were only $7 for adults and Carly was free. Score some more points.
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There were only a few cars there but most either had lawn chairs or were in the back of minivans or SUVs. We made ourselves comfortable in the car with the windows down and the sun roof open. Then it started to sprinkle so we rolled them all up and cut the car on. The rain didn't last but a couple of minutes but by that time we discovered all that open window time had let in a couple of very active mosquitoes. So we left the windows up. Kenny suggested next time we need to bring the Thermacell.
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We told Carly we were going to the movie, but she was unsure about why we drove way up into Memphis when we have a movie theater much closer to our house. Then when we were driving in she saw the screen and asked "is that a huge movie screen?" I told her yes. "So, we are sitting outside and watching the movie" (which we have done before) I told her not exactly. Then we got settled in and she asked "so you sit in the car?" I told her yes that it was called a drive-in movie. "Wow, that's neat." She had never heard of such. She had no clue that such a thing even existed.
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8 comments:

patsy said...

What a fun night!

Keetha said...

That is so fun. I've never been to a drive inn. I used to feel wistful when I watched Grease, because those cool kids got to watch a movie outside, in their cars!

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

Ididn't know they had a drive-in in Memphis- pretty cool!I can't believe she had never heard of a drive in before.

Terri said...

Courtney and I have never been to a drive-in! Sounds like lots of fun!

Jill said...

That's cute that it was her first drive-in movie experience. We haven't been to a drive-in for about 10 years, I don't even know if there are any around here anymore.

What did you think of that movie? I thought it was a kind of lame.

sweets said...

i think it's so funny

Susan said...

We used to go all the time when we were little....now they are all closed!!! Makes me sad!

Susan

calista said...

Wow! I didn't even know there was still one in operation around here. Is it the one up on Summer? Did she love it?