Friday, June 12, 2015

Metropolis Vacation (Days 2&3)

Day 2 (Thursday)
Drove to and stayed in Paducah, Kentucky. It is right under the bridge to Metropolis, IL. We knew we were in the right place when we see more and more people wearing superhero t-shirts. We at lunch at a local place called Kirchoffs. We made it to Metropolis for the Opening Ceremonies and took a bunch of pictures. Little P and I hoofed it over to the theater to see some of the other fan films. Our movie screened in an actual theater (I wouldn’t go so far as to call in a movie theater but it was close enough) on the big screen at 7:50. It looked great. There were less than ten other people in attendance but that didn’t bother me. The sound cut out for a few seconds but came back in time for the grand finale. Dinner came from Fat Ed’s.

Day 3 (Friday)
We spent the morning buying souvenirs in the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce Gift Shop. The boys and I toured the Superman Museum (not easy.) The Missus was looking for a quiet spot to record herself reflecting on teaching for the Florida Teacher of the Year Banquet. Little P competed in a Jello eating contest. Little P and I also attended a mini comic con. He bought a $45 bag G.I Joes for $30. Proud Papa. Little P and I toured the Hollywood Museum on our way to the Fan Film screening. To our (especially Little P’s) disappointment, Boy of Steel was not in any Top 10.

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