No, sadly, that isn't my age and yesterday wasn't my birthday. It was Mr. SS's and my anniversary. It seems like yesterday and yet it seems like forever. Does that make sense?
In the past we have done various things to celebrate, from doing nothing, to a quiet dinner at home. We've gone out to fancy dinners, to hamburgers and a movie. We've spent many anniversaries in Laughlin NE, celebrating with our good friends Dave and Gail (who were married one week before we were).
As Mr. SS went out the door yesterday, he said, "Well, you can make plans, or we'll decide when I get home." I think that was a hint that it was my responsibility this year to plan our celebration.
While exploring the area around the park in Riverside where we stayed two weeks ago, I came across a Drive-In Theater. I know, I am dating myself here, but Drive-In Theaters were a popular date destination when I was a teenager. I couldn't believe this one was a working theater and not just a place for swap meets. The one we used to take our kids to in Bakersfield turned into a SwapMeet and is now an RV Park.
Memories flooded back when I saw the Drive-In. Mr. SS and I had been dating several weeks when he asked to take me to the local Drive-In Theater. Now, in those days, it wasn't a situation for a first date, but by this time it sounded romantic. See, in the "olden days", cars were not bucket seats with a console in the middle. Mr. SS's car had a bench seat and I sat next to him. (That was the romantic part)Really, that's what you did then. I know...I'm old.
Well, to make this short, I will just tell you that, that night he told me he loved me for the first time. It was another 2 years before we were married, but when I saw a real Drive-In, that's what I remembered.
Sooooooo! I have to plan our anniversary date, huh? It didn't really matter what is playing. We are going to the Drive-In. Would we go to dinner first? No, no, no! I did what we did when we took our kids to the show. I made sandwiches, baked cookies and popped corn. I packed the car, and when Mr. SS came home from work, I asked him to clean up and put on his shorts, (it was 100 degrees here today). Of course, being the longest day of the year, it was awhile before we left, but this was our destination.
I wish we could have gotten here in time to get a better picture, but it was already getting dark. I was barely able to get this blurry picture as we drove in.
The only thing missing here were the playground toys...
Mr. SS said that this topped his list of ways to celebrate our anniversary. I told him that I have always been a cheap date.
I just found an historic picture on the Rubidioux Drive-In Website. It hasn't changed much. Much better than the ones I got.
On a completely different note...I have been having a terrible time with posting, so haven't been able to visit all my favorite blogs much. Usually unless it lists URL as a way to post, I can't post. It keeps telling me to sign in to blogger. I do that, over and over, but always loose my post.
Also took me all morning to get pictures to show up on my post. Anyone else having this problem and if so, have you figured out how to fix it? Any help will be appreciated.
God is Good!!
Life is Good!!