What has two thumbs and went to the Drive In this weekend?
This Girl (yes, I just made THAT joke)
The Boyfriend had been planning the surprise date for a week, and wouldn’t tell me what we were doing except to dress comfortable and warm, and that we would be leaving Orange County. I actually like surprises, so I didn’t bombard him with questions and ask for hints. So when we drove up to the drive in, I can not tell you how excited I was. The last time I went to a drive in, they had these:
These are what you had to use backintheday to listen to the movie you were watching. Nowadays (I just aged myself) they just use a regular FM transmitter. Back then my parents used to load all the kids in the station wagon, wearing our footie pajamas, with blankets and pillows and off to the movies we would go. Before Saturday night, I honestly was convinced that all drive in theaters in Southern California were gone, tiny little ghost towns, that now serve as a weekend swapmeet. So you can only guess how excited I am that one exists about an hour outside of where I live. Im totally making this a monthly ritual. We saw 3 movies (well, 2 ½) all for the price of one feature at a regular theater. We belched like sailors (classy) while drinking beer in the car because WE COULD. We asked questions about the movie in a normal voice, because there was no one sitting around us. We brought our own food and snacks in, and didn’t have to spend $4 on a small popcorn. WE might have made out like teenagers just because that’s whats you are supposed to do – right?
Needless to say, it made my weekend. I love movies, I love going to the movies, and now Im going to love going to the drive in every month. Who wouldn’t?