Continuing on with our Summer Bucket List, we finally made it to the drive-in!
We wanted to go at the beginning of last week, but they weren’t playing anything that was appropriate for Olivia. Checked again this past Friday and we saw that Planes was showing so we packed up our good ol dodge and off we went!
When Dominic and I lived in AZ, we went to the drive-in once. It was huge! I’m talking like six screens huge. I don’t remember if it was Dominic’s first time, but it definitely wasn’t mine. My mom used to take me and my friends all the time when we were younger. I love the drive in. I love that it’s still something that’s around decades later, and that it (at least seems like) it hasn’t changed a bit. I love that there’s a little hut in the middle that sells concession goodies. I love the big speakers that let you hear the movie. I love that you get to watch said movie in the comfort of your own car if you choose, or outside on a beautiful night. And I love that we got to introduce the beauty of it all to our daughter.
At first she didn’t really understand it all. In fact, I think the only thing she did understand for a while was that she got to eat some M&Ms and popcorn in her little chair. She was obviously loving life. Once the movie came on, she still didn’t understand it. We think that maybe it was because she couldn’t see it too well? Or hear it too well? I don’t know. What I do know is that she loves movies, but this one she didn’t really want to sit still for. So maybe it was just the fact that it was a new experience, it was outside, and she just wanted to run around? About halfway through, she finally sat in our laps and watched it though. What she actually saw, she seemed to enjoy!
Also, it was seriously the perfect night for the drive in. I think it was like 72 with the perfect amount of wind!
Maybe she was a little young to fully appreciate it this time around, but I cannot wait to take her again in a few years :)