Wednesday, January 21, 2009

On my way

I know I'm all over the place with the blogging lately - but we keep having the unexpected show up! We went on a mini roadtrip last night/today which kept me away from the blog - but now I can show you our good times.

As usual, I'll begin with a story. You see, I'm not much for fast food. It's just not entirely appealing to me and usually leaves me sick after. I tend to stick to the sandwich chains for quick food - Subway, Quiznos, Togos. Thatboy takes advantage of me being out of town to scarf down as much Taco Bell and McDonalds as he can. The one unifying thing about us is that we both love icy, fruity drinks loaded with sugar and calories. We are frequently known to make 7-11 runs for slurpees. We will head to the local Islands just for their Cola Lime Ice (and during the bar summer, Thatboy would bring me one on days I'd been especially dilligent in my studies).

So you can imagine how frustrating it is for us to watch commercials for Sonic on a near daily basis advertising delicious looking fruity ice drinks in hundreds of flavors, when there is not a Sonic within 100 miles of us.

Whenever we go on a long roadtrip, we always search for Sonics along our drive - just so we can drink some of that goodness. We have had some close calls, but something inevitably ruins our Sonic search. Like realzing we passed it 3 exits ago.

Last night, as we passed cow after cow after cow on our mini-roadtrip, and I was struck with an idea. "I bet there's a Sonic somewhere around here - when we get to the hotel, I'm going to check, and tomorrow on our way home, we're stopping!" Thatboy agreed immediately. I located one along our return route and we were set. (The ironic thing is, when we got there, we realized that it was located at the exact exit where I came up with the idea.)

First you pull into a carport and order and pay.

Then a nice lady skates your food out to you. Around this time Thatboy was mumbling something about "racing skates" versus "cross country skates" but as usual when he starts talking about blading I tuned him out.

The reason for the detour - Ocean Water and Cherry Limeaid. Do you see those colors? We don't think they're natural. But usually colors like that also indicate loads and loads of sugary goodness!

Based on some recommendations, we also got some tater tots. Mmmmm tater tots. A nice change from french fries.

Thatboy thought he would enjoy the tater tots more if they were coated in chili and cheese. He was wrong.

AND since we were there during Happy Hour, we couldn't leave without grabbing a few more drinks for the road, for half off! Mission accomplished!


  1. Ewww, Taco Bell. That is just gross. Tell Thatboy that I can tell him a story that will make him NEVER EVER eat Taco Bell again.

  2. wow thats a nice sonic! they just updated the one closest to me, but nothing as nice as brick.

    my poisen..... sprite with strawberries and lemon. back in the day it was called a "pink flamingo" and they had commercials advertising it. all these teeny boppers that works there now dont know about the pink flamingo, so i have to order it by ingredients and it takes a little bit of the fun out of it.

    whats an ocean water taste like?

  3. I am a huge fan of thier Cherry Limes! Real marachino cherries and limes yummy! We are Slurpee people too. Too bad 7/11 does not have drive thru.

  4. I've always wanted one to go to Sonic, and I'm like you, I don't even like fast food. Glad you got some good drinks on your drive out to BFE.

  5. Wait...there's a place that serves tater tots like french fries? Awesome.

  6. Ohhhh... I love, love, love Sonic. When we lived in Raleigh, there was just ONE in the whole city. Having grown up in the land of a Sonic on every corner, that was TORTUROUS!

    I'm so very happy to be back home to enjoy it whenever I want... I have two vices there - the cherry limeade and the diet coke w/ a shot of vanilla (therefore canceling out any calories saved by having diet coke).

  7. oh MAN! the sonic commercials always kill me. and those tots. mmmmm.

  8. Half off for the extras? Great job. I've never been to a Sonic...but maybe someday!

  9. Ooooh I've always wanted to go to a Sonic!

  10. Oh, my. I miss Sonic so, so, so much. I never eat fast food anymore, but I still miss Sonic. Next time you go you must get the cheddar peppers. Mmmmm.

  11. never been to a sonic, but we are big slurpee folks!

  12. Mmmm, I love Sonic. I also loved the Pink Flamingo. I have been trying to find the ingredients online - I'm having the same problem with the teens that work there not knowing how to make them anymore. I could swear it had strawberries and lemon, but I keep finding posts that say it had orange, pineapple, and cherries - I think I may have to write to Sonic and ask them!