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Nice video. However, if I'm hearing right, the big shrimp was said to be at Christie's. It was at Gaido's, not Christie's.

I actually couldn't remember, so I googled and came up with this thread

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?p=377356

which someone remembered it at Christie's. I just search here and someone recalls the crab and shrimp as being on two sides of Guido's.

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I wonder if children today, given all the sophisticated media they are exposed to, could be as impressed by a giant crab in front of a restaurant or a visit to Kiddie Wonderland or Peppermint Park as we were. I would like to think they would appreciate it because it is so real and different. I also wonder what proportion of children today have ridden a pony compared to those of us who grew up in the 50's and 60's.

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I wonder if children today, given all the sophisticated media they are exposed to, could be as impressed by a giant crab in front of a restaurant or a visit to Kiddie Wonderland or Peppermint Park as we were. I would like to think they would appreciate it because it is so real and different. I also wonder what proportion of children today have ridden a pony compared to those of us who grew up in the 50's and 60's.

It's funny, my parent's generation talked about how they had to use their imagination as kids when they listened to radio dramas and comedies, and that TV deprived us of picturing stories in our heads. And told us that the reason we couldn't use calculators in class was that we wouldn't learn how to do math in our heads (which is probably true, I came across cashier who couldn't figure out what change to give when her register went down.)

At 55, I'm blown away by HD TV, Xbox 360, the internet, and I do wonder if you grow up with it, does real life fall short. Not fast enough, not stimulating enough. One thing though, because I play Xbox, I have something to do with my 20 something nephews when they visit.

I imagine when Samuel B. Morse invented the telegraph, and steam locomotive started barreling down tracks at 50 mph, there was no looking back.

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Nice video. However, if I'm hearing right, the big shrimp was said to be at Christie's. It was at Gaido's, not Christie's.

Hi 57 ! In a related post I was reminded about a "pistol-packing" giant shrimp. Was that the one at Gaido's across from Playland?

Hey Specwriter ! Your point is valid. Today's kids are impossible to impress. Back in 2004 in my flying days I rented a Piper Warrior and flew my grand kids down to Galveston for a visit to the Lonestar Flight Museum. On departure from Scholes, I flew over the ship channel to provide them some great sightseeing. Just off Eagle Point, I turned to the back seat expecting two wide-eyed, excited little girls only to find both sound asleep. I guess it would have been more impressive to just drive them down for a day at the water park. (A lot cheaper too!)

devonhart, I'm with you on the HD TV stuff. I do my flying now with Flightsim X on a big flat screen. The fuel is much cheaper and the aircraft rental is pretty much free.

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Hi 57 ! In a related post I was reminded about a "pistol-packing" giant shrimp. Was that the one at Gaido's across from Playland?

You got it! Gaido's was directly across South Main from Playland.

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Nice to see the picture of the South Main Drive In on the video. I grew up in Willowbend in the 50's (my folks built their house in 1956) & 60's and remember going to the the Drive In many times. I also remember the controversy when the Willow Creek Little League built their new complex across South Main (Homeco Field IIRC) and the Drive In complained because of the lights for the fields bled over to their screen. They eventually raised the fence on the South Main side quite a bit higher to shut out the light. Also remember trying to get a glimpse of the movie as you drove on Willowbend as you passed the Drive In.

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