Sunday, August 12, 2007

Drive-In Movies

Last night on our way home from shopping we drove by the drive-in movie theatres. Abe has been saying for a long time that he wanted to go with Chase. He looked at me and said lets just go right now. I immediately took him up on it. We exited the freeway, and went to go look for some dinner. After picking up Jack in the Box, we were on our way to the theatres.

There were lots of people in line, but we finally made it to the counter where you pay. It turns out that it is "cash only." One of the problems with spontaneity is that you can be unprepared. Neither of us had any cash, so we had to turn around. We were so upset. As we were trying to leave, the exit lanes were full of cars coming into the drive-ins, so we were just going to sit and wait for the traffic to clear. It looked like it was a 45-60 minute wait. I told Abe to go ask one of the gals at the counter if there was another exit. She said there was only that one exit. We told her that we had no cash, and that is why we were leaving. She asked us if there was something that we wanted to see on her side of the drive-ins. We said sure, and she let us in for free. It was so kind of her.

We saw Daddy Day Camp and we started I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, but it was way too late to start another movie on a Saturday night. These were not our first choices, but beggars can't be choosers. Chase was awake for most of the first movie, but we had changed him into his pajamas which were nice and cozy. He was all ready for bed, and he eventually fell asleep in his carseat. We had a great time, and we will be going back soon with cash in hand :). It was a great experience!


stef said...

Good for you guys! Sounds like a lot of fun. I'm always proud of couples that have kids and still stay young, fun and spontaneous! Its very good for your kids. I have to remind myself all the time not to become a slave to my kids... in a bad way; allowing them to run and control everything we do. I wish we had drive-ins here. I heard we're getting something like that about a mile from our house, but who knows when it will be done. :(

The Thomas Family Online said...

That sounds SO fun - we've wanted to do this for I can't wait!
Thanks for sharing your adventure! :)

stef said...

Yay! Trisha commented! I was hoping this wasn't going to be another blog where I was the only commenter.

stef said...

update, update, update!! :)