Saturday, December 8, 2007
Several weeks ago I got an e-mail from Jan asking if I would like to go see Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" with her and some other female family members for a girls day out. Mickey was supposed to be leaving the next day for Boston so I thought I might need a little break from the kids before he left. (He is now not going to Boston for a training session because stuff came up at work. There will be a next time and maybe I can go too.) Today was the show. Most of us met at Jan's and left from there to pick up Mickey's grandma. We stopped for lunch at Cracker Barrel in Elkhart. After eating some home cooked style food we were back on the road to Nappanee to the Round Barn Theater. The theater was pretty neat. I've not been there before. There weren't a lot of seats and the inside was left to look like a barn with all the wood slats showing. Does that help with acoustics? Betty and I sat together and we had decent seats. We were on the "floor" kind of at the top of the orchestra pit which has seats in it. We had lots of leg room but there was a tall lady with bushy white hair sitting in front of us. She was kind of hard to see around but maybe better than the pole Jan had to sit behind. The actors all had good voices and I enjoyed the music and dancing. But like the movie the story was rather slow moving and dull. Maybe I just watch too many movies and television shows that move faster. It was nice to get out but it was a long day with a lot of sitting. We'll have to do this again sometime.