April 8, 2009

On The Road Again

As they say... all good things must come to an end.
So did the better half's vacation.
He is back out on the road again.

We decided to spend the last evening of his vacation quietly at home with "Dinner and a Movie Night".

He loves to grill and I have to say he is really quite good at it. I enjoy when he grills, not only does the food taste better to me (always does when someone else cooks) there is less mess in the kitchen for me to clean up.
We had a delicious meal of grilled salmon steaks, a side salad, asparagus and a baked potato.

After dinner we watched Australia.

If you have not had the chance to see this movie, you really should.
We rarely go out to the theaters. The last time was in 2004. Going to the theater is a bit out of my comfort zone. I have a difficult time with crowds and it is almost impossible for me to sit still for 2 hours.
Now don't get me wrong, I do watch movies. It is just easier at home where I can putter and piddle around the house while the better half can kick back in his recliner comfortably and watch.
Besides my not being able to sit still...the price of a ticket at the theater...oh my goodness, come on...in 2004 it was $6.00 per person for an afternoon matinee at that. An afternoon out for 4 with drinks, snacks or popcorn cost almost $50.00. I can think of much better things to spend $50.00 on than a movie. Sorry about the little rant...back to the movie...
In my opinion Australia was a very good movie.
I am not a big Nicole Kidman fan but still it was a good movie.
Hugh Jackman was awesome.
It was a drama, a western of sorts (better half loves westerns), a love story and much more rolled into one. We laughed out loud a couple of times and it brought tears to our eyes later on.
For the better half a good movie has to have a happy ending, this did. I actually didn't want it to end.


Sharrie said...

Good luck to BH on the road. Thanks for the movie tip. Wish somebody would cook me up that meal!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Maybe I will rent the movie sometime, I was thinking the reviews were terrible, but I know, sometimes the reviews are bad and I like it.

I couldn't tell ya the last time we were in a movie theatre. So rare that we sit down to watch a movie at home.

The grilled meal sounded wonderful. Do you also raise salmon? ;-)

DayPhoto said...

I agree this is a very good movie! Very good!


~Tonia said...

It was a very good movie!! We both enjoyed it.. The only movie theater we go to is if we are in SPringfield and its the $2 Theater. Its usually movies getting ready to come out. We havent been there on 4 years or so.. We would rather be home in comfort and watch it then with a bunch of strangers. By the way the Soap is GREAT!!! How are the babies?