We had a history afternoon on Sunday. After worshiping with Erin and Luke's new church family at Coila Church in the morning, we headed home to make a picnic lunch and then out for an afternoon of area history.
First we visited the Bennington Battlefield, which is actually in Hoosick, NY. This battle, won by the Patriots, kept the British from capturing the weapons and ammunition stored in Bennington, Vermont, weakened the British forces, and led to the defeat of the British at the Battle of Saratoga, which was a major turning point in the struggle for independence. We had a picnic on the hilltop where the battle was fought.
Then we headed to Bennington to visit the Battle Monument. We took the elevator to the observation deck and took in the views in all directions.
Then, Monday night we stepped back in time in a different way. When was the last time you went to a drive-in movie??? I think I was nine years old and the movie was Born Free. Well, here in Erin and Luke's little town, there is a wonderful drive-in theatre that shows two movies a night. And Luke has a big old pick-up. I was picturing blankets spread in the bed of the pick-up. We added wicker chairs and foam carpet pads and with the tool box on the back, had stadium seating, pick-up style. It was A LOT of fun.
People there take their drive-in movie watching seriously. We laughed so hard when we saw a little car pull in with a couch on top. The couple proceeded to unload their couch and enjoy the movie in comfort!