Those of you not from “these parts” down south may not be familiar with the fast-food wonder that is Chick-Fila. With a menu that is considered relatively healthy by fast-food standards, and yummy by just about any standard, it has turned into somewhat of a family tradition to go there on Friday nights (we are on the cutting edge of cool, I know…).
So you can imagine our excitement after our big move to Charlotte when we discovered a Chick-Fila sitting smack dab in the middle of the shopping center right across the street from our new neighborhood! Since it’s so close we’ve decided to incorporate it iinto some Green Hour fun that the whole family can enjoy!
Remember that bright red Radioflyer Wagon that Cragbaby got for his birthday? Turns out its good for more than just tootling around the yard and neighborhood – its also a perfect mode of eco-transportation! We were overjoyed to find out that loading C in the wagon, strolling through the neighborhood, and navigating through a stoplight and curvy sidewalks until we reached the restaurant took less than 15 minutes. I figure by the time you add in finagling with a carseat and finding a parking place, it would take almost just as long in a car!
I’m sure that our weekly walks won’t break any gas-saving records or anything, but it adds an exciting outdoor component to our otherwise run-of-the-mill routine. The best part is that we’re able to show C a real-life example of environmental stewardship, and hopefully reinforce the idea that if each of us do a bunch of small things, we can be part of a big difference! What are some of the “small things” that your family does to make a big difference?