Thursday, October 04, 2012

Summer’s Last Adventure

We put “Go to a Drive-In Movie” at the very top of our Summer Manifesto this year. It was something we really wanted to do together this year. I guess I should have done some more research ahead of time though, because there are now only 3 drive-in theaters left in the state of Washington. The one I thought we could go to nearby has been closed a couple years now.

But fortunately once we did the research we discovered on on Whidbey Island called the Blue Fox. We had a trip out to the island to visit Chris’ grandparents planned for the end of September, so it worked out perfectly! I’m so glad we got to check this one off our list!


They were playing Madagascar 3, which was super cute. The Afro Circus song has been my ringtone for awhile, so it was fun to watch the movie it came from. That’s one catchy little song. Always puts a smile on my face!

I tweeted that we were on Whidbey Island and fellow Washington State blogger Katlyn of The Dreamy Meadow tweeted back and she made plans to come to the drive-in too. She brought her adorable little boy Bentley and we got to meet. She’s the first other blogger that I’ve ever met in person, and she was so cool! I hope that I’ll be able to go to the Washington State blogger meet-up and hang out with her again.


So then we figured out the right radio frequency so we could hear and settled in to watch the movie. The picture got clearer as the sky darkened. Its super hard to take pictures of movies, but I tried. Smile with tongue out


And then this happened:


Yup, you guessed correctly: the film caught fire!! At first I thought it was part of the movie, but then it just kept burning and the picture melted away. Crazy! We just waited and they eventually turned off the projector. Chris headed back to check and see what they were planning to do and they told him they would start the movie up again a couple frames later. It was about a 20 minute wait to get it started again, but I’m glad we got to see the rest of the movie.

And come away with a great story!!


What was your favorite adventure this summer?
Did you do all the things you hoped to do?
How are you chronicling your summer?


  1. Oh my goodness, it caught on fire?! That's insane!!

  2. my husband and I went to a drive in this summer and I LOVED it!!! Definitely a must-do for every now and then. I can't wait to go back and use a car with a back hatch that we can open up and stuff with pillows and blankets, we saw people doing that a lot at ours.

  3. i love drive-ins! but that's crazy that one caught on fire! i'm terrified of fire, i probably would have peed my pants haha.

  4. wow that would have been crazy to see! almost makes me wish i was there to see it.