Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Road Trip Part 3: Heading Home

Sunday we began heading home from our weekend road trip, and as on any other Sunday, we tried not to think about the looming Monday.

We didn't want our fun to end too quickly, so we stopped at a movie theater on the way and took in a movie, "Oz The Great and Powerful."

Although we did not see this movie in its available 3-D version, it was still a fun fantasy/adventure film,  filled with loads of stunning visual effects.  If you are planning on seeing it, don't wait to rent it.  My recommendation is to see the 3-D version on the big screen in order to fully enjoy the special effects.

This movie is basically the prequel to "The Wizard of Oz."  Oscar, a small time magician, is storm catapulted into an enchanted land where the folks are convinced he is the one who can deliver them from the evil witch.  He is forced to decide if he will continue to be a con man, or become a good or even great man.

I was amused by the casting, and at first I even found myself unsure of exactly who was the evil witch.

If you've watched a fair amount of movies, the cast members will all feel familiar to you:  James Franco as Oz, Michelle Williams as Glinda the Good Witch, and Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis as the others.  I won't give any more than that away lest you enter this realm of fantasy yourself.

Be careful if you have young children, though.  This film might be a bit too intense and scary at parts for them.  For us, though, it was a relaxing two hours escaping from this gray and never-ending winter of central Pennsylvania.

We made one last stop before returning home, at the Bamboo Palace in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania for a mid-afternoon Chinese food linner.  We were too late to call it lunch, too early for dinner, but too hungry to wait any longer.  The Bamboo Palace is a tiny little hole in the wall type of place, but makes good Chinese food, primarily for carry-out.

To end this blog post, I thought I'd share with you what I found in the fortune cookie that came with the meal.

Look closely in this next photo, and read the fortune.

Pretty darn appropriate for us at this time of the year, don't you think?

Just an interesting and thoughtful way to end a pleasant road trip, I guess.


  1. That is one fortune that will come true.

  2. After meeting with our account to prepare our taxes, and being told how much we will be paying this year, we must be doing very well. :)