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!