Thursday, October 17, 2013

Movies and a Day Trip

The weather here in Cherry Point has remained overcast except for a couple of sunny hours after we arrived here. In fact the periods of rain kept us confined to the RV mostly Monday.  The temps have remained in the low 70's during the day. It just hasn't been sitting outside weather.

Tue we joined Dee and Jim in a movie day. We ventured off the base and went to a local movie house to view "Runner Runner".  No academy awards are likely to be handed out for the movie but it did kill a couple of hours for us and get us out!  Afterward we returned "home" in time for the 4:00 PM play-off game. Judy is the baseball fanatic so she claimed the TV leaving me to read or find another way to pass the time.  I went to the "Red Box" and rented "The Great Gatsby", old sport! Judy and I did not get around to going to see it when it came out earlier this year. Unlike the Robert Redford version of years gone by, I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you missed it earlier this year it would be worth the $1.28 at Red Box.

Runner Runner Trailer -CLICK

The Great Gatsby Trailer - CLICK

Dee and Jim invited us to go to Fort Macon located in nearby Morehead City.  I have been to Morehead, City lots of times, but it was always from the sea to load Marines and their equipment before forward deployment to the Med. Sea.  We stopped by and picked up Jim's Mom to go with us. She recommended a very nice restaurant for lunch before heading out to the fort.

Lunch at Smithfield Barbecue

Fort Macon  was constructed between 1826-1843 and saw service in three wars, The Civil War, Spanish American War and WWII.   Its construction was similar to coastal forts of the period.

Mess Hall

Barracks Life circa 1800's- 2 men per rack!  (would not work today)

That is all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.
Next Blog: Sunday


  1. Glad to hear you liked Gatsby. We tried to watch the original one a few months ago, and got bored so we never finished. We rented the new version yesterday and were hoping it would be better than the first.

    1. I hope you like it. I am sure the last time I saw it was the Robert Redford version!

  2. Looks like you guys are having a grand time with Jim & Dee. There are so many movies out this time of year. There are several on our list to see!