Friday, July 13, 2012

Grazing Across the Midwest

So did you know that today is Chick-Fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day?  They set aside an entire day to celebrate the bovines that have become so much a part of the Chick-Fil-A identity.  Unfortunately, we have no Chick-Fil-A in Sutter.  Nor in Quincy, the nearest mid-sized city.  Some of you shake your heads in is such an existence possible??  I know.  I have no idea how I go on each day without a Chick-Fil-A....and a Target nearby.  But it is my burden to bear.  
Allow me to continue - Yesterday we were visiting with our precious friends, the Gallaghers, who told us that on their way to a family wedding today, they planned to take advantage of Chick-Fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day.  They went on to explain - Anyone who dressed from head to hoof in a cow costume would be rewarded with an entire combo meal, free of charge!!  Chick-Fil-A?!? FREE?!?  Sign me up.   And, as providence would have it, we were going to be on our way to a wedding in Pennsylvania, and would be passing a number of large cities that have a Chick-Fil-A!!!  
So, off we were - Chick-Fil-A....err...Pennsylvania bound at 7:30AM!  

The first CFA (Chick-Fil-A) branch we would be passing was in Urbana, Illinois.  So around 10:30AM, we ran into the U of I student union with our cut-out cow pieces, courtesy of Holly Gallagher and the CFA website.  Fortunately for us, a desk worker at the union allowed us to borrow her tape to adhere the pieces.  
Here we are getting ready to go...

So we shamelessly strolled into the Union CFA and ordered our #1 Combos - FREE!

Back to the car and onward east. Fast-forward to Indianapolis...

We ran into the Circle Centre mall food court...and scored our next two combo meals! 

Head 'em up, move 'em out, Rawhide!! On to Columbus...
Welcome to Ohio!  

And, for our final stop, CFA pulled out all the stops...
Say "hello" to the CFA cow - let's call her Molly.  Molly was so nice...even allowed us to get our pictures with her. 

Basically, Ryan ran up to Molly in a giddy tizzy and begged her to get a picture together. 
It happened.  

Two #1 combos in Urbana - Free.
#7 and #2 combo meals in Indianapolis - Free.
#7 and #2 combo meals in Columbus - Free.
Eating for free across the entire Midwest - Priceless.  

And at home, the chickens are holding down the fort...


win.field notes said...

This makes me smile. I wish I would have known about this! Jake and I love us some Chick fila!

Unknown said...

What is a Chick Fila???? I don't think they have one of those in San Francisco!!