Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Weekend Vibes: The Drive Ins & Fall Weather

 We are finding that Fall time is VERY different here in Texas than in New York or New England. And boy and I missing apple orchards, pumpkin patches, hay rides and falling leaves. Although I was super excited that the temps here dropped down to the 70's  this week!
I was trying to come up with a few fun things to do this Fall and the drive-ins came to mind. This is probably one of my favorite ways to watch a movie. I am not a fan of the movie theater. I can't seem to find it relaxing or enjoyable, ever. Although I have heard of a few places around here that do the recliner and couch seats and serve food/drinks. We might try that out in the near future.
Generally, we go to the drive-ins in the summer. As you know, the Texas weather right now is much warmer than what we are used to for Sept/Oct. Regardless, I think that the drive-ins are one of my favorite Fall activities no matter where we are. That's when they play the fun Halloween movies and you can cuddle up under a blanket without dying of heat.

We usually bring a truck or SUV and pack tons of blankets, pillows, snacks and even a few chairs. We brought the Buick Enclave this time around and it made for a perfect little bed for the kids. We opened the back and they loved snuggling up to watch the movie together. Our first time to the drive-ins in Texas was pretty rad. We went to Stars & Stripes Drive-ins. This place is by far the coolest one I have ever been to. They had an awesome snack bar with super cute kids meals that came in 1950's paper cars. The kids played with these all night. They also had a brand new playground that the kids got to run around and play on until it was time for the movie to start. We always get there really early so we can tailgate or just relax with drinks for a bit beforehand. We got a front row spot and after we were done with snacks we let the kids run around the grass and play with toys that they had brought.
If you are trying to think of something fun to do this Fall, google your closest drive-ins and go have some fun! It's one of our family's favorites!

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