One of the best things about living out in the middle of nowhere is that a lot things that are considered abandoned or old fashioned are still here. We have to drive at least a half hour to buy groceries, but we live less than a minute away from a drive-in theater.
All summer we have been waiting for the “perfect” movie combination — decent weather, good movie combination, and no other pressing engagements. Friday, we finally got the combination right. It was the last weekend this year for the drive-in, so we kind of “made” it right. In other words, we decided that there was nothing more important than going to the movies.
The line up was The Smurfs, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Scream 4. We stayed for the first two. The plan was to stay for all three only if our four year old fell asleep. Of course, he stayed awake the whole time, so we left after the second movie. I can’t say I was very disappointed (I’m not a huge horror buff like Steve and Jimmy are).
We took our own popcorn, drinks, chairs and I took yarn and a crochet hook to start my step daughter’s baby blanket (her baby is due in December, I better get my butt in gear!). We set up, grabbed our blankets and popcorn and settled in for a night of movies.
Jimmy had already seen both movies and was asleep in the back of the car by the middle of The Smurfs. I wasn’t too surprised, he is still getting used to the new school schedule. Sam stuck it out through both movies. By the end of the second, he was snuggled up on his Dad’s lap and asking to go home.
It was just like I remembered. It’s fun to sit outside and watch movies. The kids could move around as they wished. I could crochet by flashlight with no one complaining. It was wonderful! Definitely something we will do more often next year. I have a whole simplicity plan worked out, we are not spending another summer running around like we did this year. But, that’s another post.