Saturday, September 02, 2006

The drive in movie show!

Yesterday we headed BACK to Oak Harbor.
(It was mentioned that it is suprising I am not more peculiar given that I grew up on an island.
To clarify briefly, the island has a population of over 60,000 and is home to a military base.
What we lacked in train traffic we made up for with air traffic. It's only about 30 miles north of Seattle and connected by bridge and a couple ferry runs to the mainland at various points.)

ANYWAY, after a rock climbing excursion for Thing Two (the littler Thing) and Mr. Logo, a guitar lesson for Thing One from his grandfather, and a fabulous Tex-Mex dinner made by the esteemed elder sister we went to one of only 8 (eight!!) drive in theaters in Washington.
They have a recently updated concession stand, a quarter mile go-kart track,
and a nice big screen.

The original screen, in the ancient picture below blew down in a massive windstorm in 2000. Casa de Logophilia was located on Whidbey island back then.

We lived on the windward side of the island and one of our neighbors lost their entire roof,

not some roofing, the whole thing.

Wind just flipped the sucker off there like it was a Lincoln log house.

The people across the street from us ended up with their lovely new fence in the dining room,

straight through their sliding glass door.

It was an impressive windstorm.

Anyway, the screen at the drive-in was insured,

so movies are better than ever at the BlueFox.

For $12 we watched Cars, and Pirates of the Caribbean,

there was a third feature,

but we still had to drive home,

and it was already 2:00 AM.

So we called it quits.

Imma go take a nap now.

Marathon movie watching is exhausting.


lime said...

that is some serious rain! sounds like the evening was a great success.

The Grunt said...

Drive in movies are rare nowadays. That sounded like a good time. Sorry, nothing funny to say I'm afraid.

Crystal said...

all hopes for saving my vision were just crushed when the first picture loaded onto my screen.

Callie said...

I didn't know they still had drive-ins. Was a very long night!!

Logophile said...

Lime~ Every once in a while you have to make it big, right?

Grunt~ Its ok, just feel looking funny and we'll call it good.

Crystal~ Imagine being IN there!! It's like an epilepic's nightmare.

Callie~ There are not many, but they are alot of fun. Back before kids Mr. Logo and I spent some great times there not watching the movies (snicker snicker).
But it did make for a very long night.

barefoot_mistress said...

Oooh Logo, I got some drive in movie stories to tell you...yes, I am that old.....

The only drive~ins left around here are in the ghetto and...well, there aint no movie! fact, I dont really know what happens at drive~ins now, I'm a country girl!


:D Bet you cant wait to hear!