Sunday, July 24, 2011
Last night we went to the Midway Drive-In in Sterling, Illinois. The boys had never been to a drive-in, and Jen and I hadn't been to one in at least 25 years. We managed to track one down.
I believe it was named Midway for its proximity to the middle of nowhere. We passed three dead skunks on the way, and the cicadas and bullfrogs were freaking Ethan out.
It was definitely an authentic relic, from the ticket booth...
...to the snackbar.
They replaced the old car speakers several years ago, so now you listen to the movie on the radio. Lots of people brought folding chairs and sat in front of their cars.
It was very Norman Rockwell, right down to the buzz-cut blonde kids running around. We even heard one dad calling his kids to come back from the play area: "Jeremiah! Jedidiah!"
I told Jen, "Just think if we'd given our kids Bible names. They'd be Cain and Judas."