My hubs and I love the movies. It's one of our favorite things to do together. Since the kind folks at Nissan lent us a brand new 2014 Versa Note to explore this passion of ours, we took the opportunity to drive upstate for a movie-themed weekend getaway.
We set our sights on Port Townsend, a charming seaside town a few hours north of Seattle, made famous by the movie, Officer and a Gentleman. They were having their annual film festival and we were hoping to catch a few indie flicks. Most of the hotels were booked up, but we managed to snag the Morgan Hill View Loft, a cozy privately-owned bed & breakfast with a gorgeous panoramic view.
We wandered the old Victorian streets, soaking up the sun. It was supposed to rain all weekend, but the locals explained to us that Port Townsend lies beneath a 'magical' rain shadow. It gets less rain/more sun than the rest of western Washington.
In the massive antique mall, Hal found a rare vintage coffee table book while I found my feet.
We caught two films at the historic Uptown Theater. The first one, Unhung Hero, is a hysterical documentary by a Whidbey Island local's struggle with the size of his manhood! The entire audience was dying with laughter. And Hal spotted one of his buddies in the film - so random. The second one, Good Ol' Freda, is a very sweet documentary about The Beatle's long-time secretary, Freda Kelly, and her experiences growing up with the boys. Of course, I teared up at the end. Both flicks = highly recommended.
After buying some truffle cheese at the Mt. Townsend Creamery, we hit the road again for movie-adventure #2. The Rodeo Drive-In!
There are only a few left in Washington and it seems like every year, I read about another one that closes. So sad. I've made it my life mission to support our last remaining nostalgic drive-in theaters. Do you have one where you live?
I loved the intimate setting enclosed by evergreens. As you can see, we almost had the entire field to ourselves. We got cozy in the car with blankets and pillows, dug into the massive goodie basket of popcorn and candy that Nissan surprised us with, and settled in for the double feature of The Family and We're The Millers.
We had so much fun with the Versa Note. She was a much smoother ride than our MINI, the gas mileage was ridiculous, and I seriously think the car was made for the drive-in. After pushing the seats back and reclining, it felt like we were lounging in beds! Nissan, must we give her back??
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