Thursday, July 17

Family Drive-In

We spent the weekend at the Drive-in. Not any ordinary Drive-in; it was the Pine Cone Drive-In. For the past 3 years my in-laws have set up (actually more like built) a large movie screen in their backyard and invited friends and family to camp, frolic and watch movies under the stars. My oldest daughter has been talking about this event for months!

My FIL chooses 3 movies, showing one feature per night. Prior to the feature presentation he shows a few classic cartoons for the kids. This year it was Chip and Dale (not to be confused with Chippendale's) and Donald Duck. The girls could not have been more excited. Back to the Future, Grease and Roxanne were the features this year. Naturally Grease turned into a sing-a-long. Nothing like 25 adults trying to spit out the words to Hand Jive.

There was a slip-n-slide and pool set up for the kids. Juice boxes, fresh fruit, and Popsicles flowed freely. Ah, life at the grandparents'. We came home needing a shower, scratching our bug bites, exhausted and counting down the days until next year's Drive-In!

I made caramel corn to bring as a movie snack. I used my Grandmother's recipe that is basically identical to this one. My oldest and I put it in waxed paper bags closed with twist ties. There wasn't a crumb left.

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13 comments:

elizabeth said...

First of all you kids are BEEAuuuutiful! And that sounds like so much fun! Those are exactly the kind of summer nights I crave. And I must try that popcorn.....

giddygoat said...

Awesome! Do they rent a projector? What about the screen? Or does it get shown on a garage door?

Rockin' Granola said...

I really love this idea - what a wondeful family tradition. So fun and so special! The kind of even that your kids are going to remember and look back on fondly all their lives ... what cool grandparents!

Kayce said...

How cool is that! That's what childhood memories are made of!

amy said...

What a neat tradition! And, that caramel corn looks just too, too good... :)

kim said...

Your inlaws are the BEST grandparents ever!

And that recipe, thank you btw but do ALL grandmothers have the same handwriting?! :) Made me smile.

The Family McG said...

We've been talking about doing this at our house with Brandon's projector... guess we'll have to get on it! Fun.

mchronicler said...

That picture of the girls is the sweetest! I had a bad carmel popcorn experience as a child, at a drive-in in fact, and haven't eaten it since. But how can anything with 2 sticks of butter be bad??

Deanna said...

That looks like sooo much fun! I can imagine what movie my boys would want to watch: Napoleon Dynamite and Sky High!

Emily & Jeff said...

I forgot you had this recipe from grammie! Yum!

Jessica said...

Ok, that sounds like the most awesome way to spend a summer evening. Can I rent your inlaws??!!!

Bee Handmade Stuff. said...

It looks like you all had SO much fun!

Morning said...

ffinMagic! What a wonderful family tradition.

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