We had intended to stay in Berea for all of Sunday. However, since it was, for lack of a better descriptor: boring, we decided to make a little headway. We thought it might be fun to go to the movies, and Google gave us a little help by pointing us at a drive-in movie theater in a town actually on our route: Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
The ride was quite a bit tougher than we had envisioned. The roll of the hills was exhausting, and the heat didn’t help: we measured 105 degrees at one point. Places to stop were few and far between, so when we saw a sign for “Nina’s Country Store” only 1/2 mile off route, we followed it. Sadly, Nina’s was closed on Sundays. Happily, they had left an unlocked freezer on their front porch, with quite a number of ice pops inside it.
Yes, we raided a freezer. In our defense, it was really hot, and we were really tired. And ice pops are delicious. We left some money along with a nice note to the store owners explaining our predicament. Hopefully they won’t mind too much!
Unfortunately, Google was a little less than clear on exactly where the drive-in movie theater was located, so by the time we got there, we’d biked about 20 miles further than we’d planned, and the opening credits on Silver Surfer were already rolling.
Thankfully, the drive-in movie proprietor was extraordinarily nice, and let us actually camp at the drive-in movies. A double feature (Silver Surfer/Ocean’s 13) and camping, all for the bargain price of $5 — it worked out perfectly!
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