A cool thing today was that it was Chick-fil-A day at the zoo! Pretty cool restaurant that's moto is a cow saying "Eat Mor Chikin"! It is also a Christian based organization so they are not open on Sundays which I think it pretty cool. We were walking around the zoo and seeing all these beautiful animals; we got to see the elephant's bathing, the penguins being fed, and a baby antelope being brought out into the pasture for the first time! I was absolutely loving it!! Not only that, but everywhere we went there were these giant Cow mascots waiting to give you a hug or high five. I even have one dance with me! Afterwards, he bowed to me and kissed my hand. Yeah, it he wasn't a cow I probably would have married him... lol. Go ahead laugh, my sister did. We had a really awesome time. When we first came into the park we all entered in this little Chick-fil-A contest, you know with one of those really big prizes that no one ever wins. Yeah one of them, but for signing up we all got a free Chick-fil-A hat and t-shirt so that was exciting. Anyways it was a totally fun time at the zoo with my family.
As we were leaving they gave us a nice cow bell to ring and outside there was a guy on a trumpet who was playing songs. He started playing "If you're happy and you know it" and when he got to the "clap your hands" part, instead everyone rang their cow bells. It was a lot of fun. We were about 5 minutes down the road from the zoo when I got a call on my cell phone. I didn't recogize the number so I answered, "Hello?"
Phone voice: "Hi my name is (something) from the Maryland Zoo of Baltimore and I'm calling for Sarah Manning."
Me: "This is her." (In my mind I'm thinking, oh my gosh what did I do!?)
Guy from zoo: "Well Sarah, I'm just calling to congratulate you on winning our Chick-fil-A contest today. You have won free Chick-fil-A for a year!"
Guy from zoo: "Seriously. I'm actually very jealous of you right now, haha"
I told my mom I had won and all the kids in the back were like, "No way!" "Wow!"
The guy from the zoo continued: "Now are you still at the zoo to come pick up your prize?"
I explained that I wasn't, but my "ride" (not wanting to say my mother lol) was fine with turning around and coming back as we were still close. I went to the official zoo office building and the man congratulated me again and took my picture. It was pretty halarious. I just kept thinking, "things like this NEVER happen to me!"
Yet, I still haven't told you the best part of the whole story... the best part is when we all finally got home I came to realize we don't have a single Chick-fil-A within one hour of where I live. Ironic much? God has a very funny sense of humor... Still, my parents live down south where Chick-fil-A is like McDonald's so I'll definintly be hitting it up quite a bit when I visit them... I mean afterall, it is for a whole year :)