Submitted by Ted Stedman

Sept. 4

“It looks ramshackled, but it’s charming — in a rustic kind of way,” said Denver, Colo.’s Ted Stedman, who captured the top-rated image in this week’s It’s A Snap! travel photo contest.

There are fewer than 400 working drive-ins across the U.S. , including this quirky example found in Driggs, Idaho, appropriately called the Spud Drive-In. “You lose places like this to car dealerships, malls, etc., then here, there’s all this land ...,” Stedman said.

Driggs, Idaho is “like a slice of the Old West,” the freelance travel journalist said, adding even though there is a retro aspect to it, the town keeps its western heritage alive and well.

“The drive-in provides a little entertainment for the people there. There’s not a lot going on here, it’s like a time capsule,” and the locals — ski bums and hippie-types included — like it that way, by keeping it simple, and their roots to the Old West.

Stedman snapped the image with a Canon EOS 5E 12.8-megapixel camera.


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