Friday, July 19, 2013

At the Drive In


We pass this drive-in, just off the highway, every time we go to Grandmother's house.  "We should try that sometime..."  we usually say.  Turns out Scott's firm had to rent the place out to finally get us there, but it was as fun and nostalgic as I hoped it would be.  The popcorn was burn-your-lips salty, and the air smelled like campfire.  Lightning bugs signaled in front of the screen, while trees stood in shadow behind it.  We could even see clearly enough to spot a satellite in the sea of stars overhead.

If you live around here and haven't been yet, I highly recommend you add the Harpersville Drive In to your summer list.  Playing now:  The Lone Ranger and Monsters University.  A few friendly tips:  bring bug spray and a portable FM radio if you plan to venture from your car.  It will also be a late night.  Owen was so proud he extended his previous stay-up-late record to 11:03 PM.  Good times!

4 comments:

pb said...

Loved that you made that memory! We used to love to go to drive in movies! Glad Owen got to have that experience. Love the pictures especially the one with Owen putting the candy up to his mouth. Love you all bunches.

Grandma DD said...

I'm so glad Owen had this experience. We loved the Decker Drive Inn. Great memories!!

Coach said...

Remember what I impress on the parents of the students at the kindergarten and I have it painted on the wall in my office: "To be in your child's memory tomorrow, you have to be in their life today." I bet this is one all of you will remember for a long time. Keep up the memories as he will grow up too fast and you won't e able to turn back the hands of time.

Coach said...

Awesome picture of Owen and Scott at the snack bar window.