We had a crazy week this week. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, both of us worked almost 12 hour days. Sheila recently picked up a temporary part-time job coordinating a program for a local community development corporation, so I’ve been handling all of the legal work that a law clerk is permitted to do.
On top of all that, we’ve also been working to plan Scranton Road Ministries Community Development Corporation’s upcoming Health Fair, which is coming up on September 17th. We’ve already gotten some great help from Poise in Parma with regards to lining up potential speakers, but I’ve also been trying to find a mobile health unit.
Needless to say, all of this activity has made us want to sleep like a dog at night!
I was a bit worried that all of this work would lead me to fall asleep during our trip to the Midway Twin Drive-In on Friday night! Watching a movie at a drive-in s one of the activities on Sheila’s list of 101 Things in 1001 Days, and I was excited to help her check off another activity on her list.
Fortunately, one extremely stressful legal matter was cleared up right before we headed out for the evening, which was a major blessing and an answer to many prayers. Once that happened, I felt like an immense burden was lifted from my shoulders and I knew I’d enjoy the evening.
Last November, a group of us went to see Harry Potter and we saw the preview for Cowboys & Aliens. After laughing through the preview, I doubted that any of us would ever seriously wind up seeing it…but sure enough, we were speeding along country roads in Summit County on Friday night in order to make sure we got there on time! However, I was actually more excited about seeing the second feature, Captain America.
I hadn’t seen an action movie in a long time, and it was really great just to be able to sit back and enjoy two entertaining movies. While I still haven’t seen The Tree of Life, which is the only movie that I truly wanted to see all summer long, I don’t think my brain was ready to handle a deep, intense movie of that nature last night. Cowboys & Aliens was just OK, but Captain America was awesome!
Here’s a picture of the Midway Twin Drive-In, taken from their Facebook page:
Personally, the night was darn near perfect and we were very blessed. Despite the fact that all three cars of our group arrived at vastly different times, we all managed to sit together. The weather was great–not too hot, but not too cold, and one of our friends had the foresight to pack an extra blanket that came in handy when Sheila got cold at the end of the night. (Thanks Steph!)
I hadn’t been to a drive-in for something like 10 years, but last night’s experience helped me remember that one of the most enjoyable things to do in the summer is to enjoy a double feature at the drive-in. We love horror movies, and since Final Destination 5 is supposed to be showing there later in the summer, we just might wind up making a return trip!
Have you ever been to a drive-in? If so, what was your first movie that you ever saw at a drive-in?