Stars and Stripes at the Drive-In

Last night, Katie, Pat and I went to the 99W drive-in for a second viewing of Captain America.

One of the things I really enjoy about the drive-in is the pride the Francis family takes in their ownership of such a nostalgic novelty.  After opening the gates, third generation owner Brian Francis stood near the ticketbooth, fists on hips, a slight smirk on his face as he watched cars roll in.  You could tell he is really proud of this place.

Katie and I received many a compliment on our attire, as well as “What’s the occasion?” “Do you work here?”, and our least favorite “Are you in a play?” (but that question is a WHOLE entry in itself) There was a trailer for The Help, which I am really wanting to see, but Katie and I have voted not to see it when it does arrive at the drive-in, since people will say things like “Oh, you dressed up for the movie!”

In taking a turn about the property we located a log near the screen, and I made multiple attempts at crossing it, as did Pat, and eventually I succeeded.

I can’t wait to see what is in store next weekend. Hopefully something good. The 99W does close in the fall and winter seasons, however tries to remain open as long as the weather stays good, which in the past has been through October! So, hopefully there will be many wonderful returns this season.

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