Sometimes in a summer ..

It’s all about self-discovery , making choices , learning lessons, and growing up.
Which we saw in the 1980’s cult-classic ” Dirty Dancing”. [LOVE THAT MOVIE, in case the cap letters ,didn’t give it away ]
I remember my summer before college.
I made the choice to cut my hair short . Like really short. What was I thinking?

[Which come to think of it, kinda looked like the un-curly version of baby’s. Yes. It was that poofy.]
I discovered tweezers exist for my eyebrows. [Oh…That’s what their for]
I made grown up choices by hanging out with my friends a lot. Dancing , [Just regular , like silly dancing ] Laughing, Riding Roller-coasters.
I learned how to take a driver’s test [3 times. Yup]
But , I never did carry a watermelon
Thus , bringing us to today .

Me and my husband got the chance to visit Lake Lure for the day.

[Where they filmed portions of “Dirty Dancing”]

It was our first time going on a boat together as well

[So much excitement]
So here’s some photos of the movie filming location [now]:
– Here is where “Johnny lifts Baby in the water”.

If Lee lifted me , I would have cried, because it’s a little brisk.

So to keep it real, “I didn’t do the Lift” , but Lee said its “all good”

-Here is where “Johnny and Baby dance on the log”.

I couldn’t imagine dancing across this log, let alone walking across it. Because well , we couldn’t get to it . But if we could have , I would have tried. I think. [And probably have laughed when I fell]

– Here is where “Baby carried a watermelon”.

Yes! I carried a … I didn’t carry a watermelon. I carried a water.

[And some windbreakers and a small cooler.]

-And nobody put me in the Corner.

Nope. Not at all.

I sat right up front. with a handsome man [and a dog]

[Photo Credit: Sammi The Labrador]

Being an Actress, I really loved writing this post.

I love the movies. Movies inspire me.

If they wanted to cast, me as Baby.. I feel like I’m now ready.

I mean, before, what did I really know?

[But now .. I’ve seen where the lift was filmed now..Boom]

A little history : Lake Lure is a man-made lake. And in honor of the famous movie, they hold a “Dirty Dancing Festival ” every summer. [Where you can recreate your Johnny & Baby Lift in a competition] that’s adorable.
So I figure, I’ll make it a random, “featured post”, to write about cool filming locations/old movie sets you can visit.

Next up: The Hunger Games Filming Locations

If you could re-create movie moments , which do you love?

What are some of your favorite movies?

What we’re you doing the summer after high school ?

[Yes, Mine was a million years ago too]

Quirky and nobody puts me in the corner ,

Kelli

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