Friday, June 25, 2010

To Infinity & Beyond…or Just the Drive-In

The summer family fun continues! Last night Burge and I took the kids to see Toy Story 3 at the drive-in! What could be more fun than that? We totally buy in to the marketing machine that is Disney, so when the previews started last fall for the newest installment of Buzz and Woody we knew we wanted to take the kids to see it. It was to be Grayson’s first movie on the big screen.

We went back and forth on whether we should see it in the theatre or at the drive-in. Cons for the drive-in included the heat, mosquitoes and other biting/stinging insects, the heat, late night, and did I mention it’s been in the upper 90’s around here lately? Pros for the drive-in were it’s cheaper (and I’m all about the cheap), can legally bring our own snacks (back to the cheap), Grayson would be less likely to disturb those around us which would mean I might actually get to watch some of the movie. Since the pros clearly outweighed the cons (cheap really trumps heat any day), we hit the drive-in.

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We really tried to stack the cards in our favor by letting the kids wear their pajamas and bringing Grayson’s couch for optimum comfort in movie watching.

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We also stopped by Sonic on the way for some liquid refreshment in the form of vanilla Cokes… a rare treat for the kids, a staple in my diet.

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It was not crowded at all, clearly. And thankfully.

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Burge made the comment that you would not want to come watch Children of the Corn here, since it is completely surrounded by corn fields. Let me assure you, I would not want to watch Children of the Corn anywhere.

We had a great time! The kids loved the movie, although they did abandon the plush media room we had set up in the back of the car about halfway through the movie, which was great, by the way. When setting that up, we did not take into account that I did not know how to turn off the interior lights in the car. Those little suckers really heated up the inside of the car since it was already 90 degrees outside. Oh well, you live and learn…

1 comment:

  1. How fun! We've never been to the drive-in, but it looks like an adventure!


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