After being tied up at home during Jim's 15 month recovery from his surgeries, we are a little more than stir crazy! I was reading Gallamore West's blog the other day (forgive me, I can't recall which one) that gave me an idea for the perfect escape plan. Where did we go? Well, while there, we saw lots of these
And ate a bunch of this
We were surrounded by others with the same idea
This particular place has been in operation since 1954 and is working hard to maintain an American family tradition
And we saw these two guys there
Now do you know where we went? The Family Drive-In Theater in Stephens City, Virginia! One of only 400 operating still in the United States and ranked #10, this theater is truly an American icon! We ate from the concession stand (best corn dogs ever!) got the giant bucket of popcorn ( not their largest though, which is a whopping 130 ounces!) and saw a double-feature (ticket price per adult, a mere $8.00!). Two movies for only $8.00? Such a deal! We didn't really care if we saw the first feature (Grown Ups 2) but were eager to see The Lone Ranger. It was a good movie, I got to see parts of the country that I hadn't seen since childhood and what can beat hearing The William Tell Overture while watching Silver stand on his hind legs before galloping away?
The movie let out around 1:00am, so we'd made arrangements to stay at a nearby Holiday Inn - comfy, quiet and clean! Today we're going to explore the area a little, see if we happen upon any good yard sales and then head for home - only an hour away. We hope to bring the grand babes up soon to see one of the cartoon movies playing. I think that they'll be awestruck at watching a movie on such a huge screen outdoors!
Do a search and see if you have a drive-in theater near you! It's worth a little road trip and so much fun!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Leena