Radiating Sunshine: First 100 Challenge

Friday, October 11, 2013

First 100 Challenge

One of my favorite quick eats is Chick-Fil-A! So, when my friend Alex found out about this awesome opportunity to win a free chick-fil-a meal once a week for a year... I couldn't say no! 

So, what did we have to do? To win the Chick-Fil-A First 100 challenge you have to camp outside the new opening restaurant for 24 hours. The Chick-Fil-A in Rockville opened yesterday and we set up our tent in the parking lot along with 100 other people!

We had to decorate pumpkins with what we had in our tent! 

We left my house at 4:30am to make it to Rockville by 5:30am to start getting ready for the raffle/selection process. Now, we got super lucky because only 100 people showed up so they didn't need to use the raffle system and we were guaranteed a spot in the campout. 

Registration started at 6am and then everyone rushed out of the Chick-Fil-A to grab spots to set up their tents! Alex and I secured a nice little location next to some really nice guys who eventually saved us from the rain that we were very unprepared for!

The Alex's 
Chick-Fil-A hosted a ton of little challenges, like pumpkin decorating, minute to win it games, and ping pong tournaments! We also participated in line checks to make sure everyone was still on the property. If you didn't show up for the line check you were disqualified. 

Another bonus is that Chick-Fil-A fed us all day on Wednesday which was really nice! So, besides playing games and hanging out it was a really relaxing day... until THE RAIN! 

So, it rained... ALL NIGHT! We did look at the forecast but, the tent we had claimed to be water proof and well it is a liar because it wasn't waterproof at all. Anyways, we met some nice guys who were camping next to us and they lent us some tarps that we tied down with twine and trash bags. We definitely wouldn't have lasted the night without the tarps and their compassion was just another reminder on how God works through others. 

Anyways, after about 2 hours of standing in the rain frantically trying to waterproof our tent through the tarps we were able to keep the rain out and have a somewhat peaceful night!

So, finally after getting maybe 3 hours of sleep 6am came around and we all lined up, got our hats and t-shirts and then participated in the grand opening of the Montrose Crossing Chick-Fil-A! As we walked into the restaurant and got greeted by all the employees and the cow it felt so great receiving our hard earned vouchers. 

We had an amazing time and I'm very excited to dine at Chick-Fil-A for free for a year. 

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