Today was "Cow Appreciation Day" at Chick-fil-a. If you dressed like a cow, you got a free combo meal. If you had on a cow mask, spotted tie, purse, etc, you got a free sandwich. Rebecca decided that she would cut out black spots for everyone and make ears and horns for us to wear on our heads. She even made a couple of tails. So, about the time I figured the restaurant wouldn't be slammed with people, we headed off to Stuart. A van full of cows. We pulled up to the parking lot and noticed that inside there didn't appear to be anyone dressed as a cow. Becca said "I'm taking the spots off. There's no way I'm doing this!" But a couple cars pulled up and a bunch of kids tumbled out with painted faces and yarn tails. That was an encouraging sight and we all went inside together! Turns out we missed the big show! Two school buses full of summer camp kids all dressed like cows showed up for free food. I'm glad we came later, even though it meant that we didn't blend in as easily! Since we were dressed head to toe, all of us got a free combo meal. I figured it was almost $40 worth of free dinner! It was worth the humooooliation!
Rob was a good sport and kept his horns on his head the whole time. What a guy! The bummer of it all is that Rob is allergic to peanuts and Chick-fil-a cooks all their food in peanut oil. So, he ate dinner when we got home. Chick-fil-a is the only restaurant that Nate can eat at, because he is allergic to soybean oil, and most other fast food places cook in that.
James can moo to scare a cow, but he wouldn't moo today when we asked him to. I guess that's a good thing.
Zack handed out balloons to all the kids. I was talking to the mother of the little girls you see here in the picture. They are the ones adopting a little boy named Benjamin (from China, I believe). You can purchase a raffle ticket at Chick-fil-a to win a red Volkswagon and the proceeds go towards the adoption. She was a very nice Christian lady and I enjoyed talking with her. I can't remember how many children she said they have, but I'm pretty sure they have more than I do! She has a couple grown kids (one of whom is having their first baby) and several young ones and soon they will have Benjamin.
Chick-fil-a is number one in our book for good food and awesome company values! It's just too bad Rob is allergic to peanuts!