Wednesday, July 16, 2008

An American Pastime......

Journey to the center of the Earth........
Waiting for it to get dark....
Still waiting....
Loving on Daddy....

Jake and Mommy with the feather he found.....


This particular Drive-In has been open for over 35 years. It will be closing soon- so we wanted to take the kids. We wanted to make sure that they have this incredible memory and experience- before they are never able to attend one again.
Rob and I were reminiscing all the memories that we had from the Drive-In's that we used to go to as kids. The one I went to back home was closed when I was about my kids age. I remember how the cars would bottom out on the mounds. I remember the little sound boxes that you had to put on your car window. You don't need those now- you just tune to a local FM radio station. Rob remembered the swing sets the kids used to play on waiting for the movie to start. And tossing a football playing the waiting game! He also remembered the cars that would come in late with the headlights- messing up the screen.
I remember the horns honking while waiting in the long lines to get in - or for the movie to start!
There used to be over 3,000 Drive-In's in the States. Now there are only about 500. Definitely a dying breed.
Not only was it a good show- but a bargain too! $4.75 for Rob and I, and $1.00 for each kid! If you have one close- by take the kids one night. I promise you they will remember it forever!

3 comments:

Lisa said...

How fun! I remember going to drive-ins too! I remember seeing Smokey and the Bandit and Grease at the drive in! So much fun! What a great thing to do with your kids. I'll have to remember to do that with mine. We have a drive in close to us too.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

How sweet! I wish we had a drive in near us...I would love to take the kids there to get a taste of times that were....

Sue said...

Oh my gosh...a blast from the past...I worked my whole high school years (the 70's) at several Drive In theatres. I can remember listening to 'Killer Tomatoes' about a 100 times...and then came 'Return of the Killer Tomatoes' LOL...what fine theatre!

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