Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Oh the memories.......
A lovely summer evening. Temperature about 75 degrees. Not a cloud in the sky. Top down on the convertible. Buddy Holly in the background singing on the juke box. Bright neon arches on the entry to the building. A carhop takes the order and soon a delicious root beer float appears.
You have just returned to an earlier time, when fun was a short drive to the drive in restaurant.
However, that was us Friday evening.
Yes, we have one of those places still around. Edward's Drive-In has been in Indy since the 50's and is being run by the 3rd generation of Edwards. Known for their own root beer and tenderloins as large as a plate. There was a time we feared it's loss. But after a devastating fire, the current Edwards knew they had to rebuild for their loyal customers.
The new building, decorated in 50's style, with it's chrome tables and chairs, Formica tops with the "boomerang" pattern, retro colors, is as fun as ever to visit. The atmosphere is great and you can pick your favorite oldies to listen to for free!
There really is a time machine and we can all use it. It's our memories and imaginations plus a few choice spots that someone has taken the time to preserve.
Forget your troubles and see you at the drive-in!!