Would I love to hop on a plane headed for Kauai?
Absolutely.
Is that my reality right now?
Not so much.
All I have been wanting was a day filled with nothing.
No meals to cook.
No people needing things.
No list of things to do.
No laundry.
Just quiet, some reading, perhaps a nap or two, and all of meals brought to me.
Who knew that all of that and more could be found in a tent in a Chick-fil-a parking lot.

(Before sunrise and right after we collected our prizes.
who needs Kauai?)

Twenty four hours of doing absolutely nada.
Noisy?
Yes.
Cold?
Yes.
People singing karaoke who had no business holding a microphone?
Yes.
But it is exactly what I wanted and precisely what I needed.
Did I do it for the free chicken?
Honestly, not really.  I did it for the break.
I'll take what I can get.  The free meals for a year?  Total bonus.

(Click here to read about our other Chick-fil-a vacays.)


20 Comments

  1. Did you win, for reals? That is crazy cool!

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  2. I've never heard of this but think it sounds like a ball. How fun!

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  3. You guys crack me up! I've still never had chick-fil-a. Maybe we can remedy this in May?

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  4. That is awesome. I think I heard of that happening when our Chik fil A opened. Hope you win some chicken : )

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  5. So awesome! I still kick myself for not going to the one for my little town. I'm so jealous of your little chick fil a all nighters and free chicken for a year.
    Glad you got exactly what you needed!

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  6. Please Please Please tell me you won! How great. Looks like you guys enjoyed the cold.

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  7. wow, i am so impressed by how many of these you've been to! my parents own a chick-fil-a here in the dc area -- if you're ever in town, i'll get you the hook up! although, you may not need it seeing as how you have free chick-fil-a for a year!

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  8. yay for a 2011 full of free chicken.

    did i actually just read that miss heather at afd has never had chick-fil-a??? how is that possible??
    i think you need to take her out to lunch. :)

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  9. Did you win something at Chick-fil-a? I heart chick-fil-a.....it's a good thing there isn't one in my town.

    I love your blog. SO Fun!

    I think THAT is my favorite part of vacation. NO meals to cook, clean, plan, shop for. I love breaks like that!!!! Of course, I don't remember the last time I didn't have to think about any meals for a whole day. Well -- I do. On my cruise in September.....wonderful times!
    Blessings!!

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  10. I just found out that we have a CFA only 1/2 hr from our new home and almost cried from pure joy.
    LOVE the insane fun! totally worth a night away....and free chicken, of course :)

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  11. I still need to do a Chick-fil-A opening. Our family LOVES CFA, especially because our two diet-restricted boys can actually eat their fries and grilled chicken. I think I'll have to plead for my husband to take a vacation day AND ask his parents to watch our kids so we can do the next one of these. :)

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  12. you two are the best.
    happy chicken eatin' to your sweet family!

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  13. Chick-fil-a really is a magical place ... as the kids would say when I was in elementary school: "Well, if you love it so much, why don't you marry it"? I would. Oh yes, I would.

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  14. I love this! How fun! We missed doing it when our Chick-fil-a opened! lol

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  15. I did this when ours opened, SO much fun. I was the 101st person though, which made me sad because i didn't get free chicken sandwiches. Totally worth it though, I had a blast!

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  16. you and your chick-fil-a adventures crack me up. ...and your cold weather HA!

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  17. I had no idea Chick-fil-A had a cult following! My hubby and his friend did this for a Krispy Kreme Donut Shop opening when we were in college...when it started to rain, people who were leaving gave them their raffle tickets...hubs won a dozen a week for a year, plus a few other random goodies...I ended up with a professor for one of my nursing clinicals who never marked me late as long as I brought Krispy Kremes :)

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  18. You two are so cute! This post made me smile.

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  19. OMG, I am so jealous!!! We have lived in Illinois for 6 months and they don't know what a ChifFila is!!! Can you even believe it? I am embarrassed to say I would do pretty much anything for ChickFila right about now! Yay for you! ~Again~

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