Sunday, September 5, 2010

Our Secret Destination

I have been teasing Hubby for a couple of weeks now about taking him on a Secret Adventure. Since I know he's partial to train rides, and I know he's never been to Lake Winnipesauki, I figured I'd take him to Weirs Beach and let him enjoy a ride on the train. Of course, he figured out, as we were going through the door to leave, where we were going. The 20 questions and giving him a glimpse of the map might have had something to do with it! The train ride turned out to be not so great. It was an old train with small windows. The scenic trains I've been on before have been open-sided. The train ran along the lake for 1/2 hour, then came back along the same track! And most of the view was obstructed by trees or buildings. But Hubby seemed to have a good enough time.
We went down onto the beach and sat for a while, which was lovely.
The beach is not really as big as this makes it look. It only covers a small corner of the waterfront. Most of the waterfront is a boardwalk.
We ate outside on the deck of a restaurant called Anthony's. The food was good, and there was a guy playing a guitar and singing. Very relaxing. You had to go through the arcade to get to the restaurant. Hubby and I each played a couple of the old games we used to have....Ms. PacMan and Tetris for me, Centipede and Space Invaders for Hubby.
The boardwalk from on top of a footbridge going over the train tracks.
And we finished off the night at an old-fashioned drive-in movie theater.
We saw "The American", which turned out to be a pretty dumb movie. But it was fun and nostalgic to be at a drive-in, and I got to look at this man for a couple of hours:

3 comments:

Me (aka Danielle) said...

What a fun little adventure. There is a local railroad near my home, that we like to visit for train rides! There is something magical about them (regardless of the view).

The Boob Nazi said...

That looks like a very good day!

tag vennard said...

by 'this man" you mean ME right dear?