Today my roommates and I went to Percy Warner park and hiked the trails. We went at noon, so it was pretty warm (mid-80s). The trails in the shade were a little cooler; we walked uphill for awhile and I was definitely feeling like a fat kid with my lame too-fast heart rate but I sucked it up until we decided to turn around and head back. Going down hill was much easier. The trails were great. You definitely won't find ones like these in Kansas. We'll have to go back in the fall when it's cooler and the leaves are turning.
There was a little disbelief around the office at the fact I had never eaten at Chick-Fil-A. I would just like to clarify that there are only 5 Chick-Fil-A stores in the entire state of Kansas (which is much larger than the state of Tennessee), and there are 55 stores in Tennessee! Based on the area:store ratio, I'm not surprised. Now that I think about it, in Jacksonville last summer the Navs leaders brought up Chick-Fil-A for lunch when we were doing beach evangelism, but I still hadn't technically eaten at one. Today was the Labor Day Giveaway at Chick-Fil-A so after hiking the trails, we drove to one in Brentwood. But the line was out the door so we decided to try Hickory Hollow mall. There was basically no one there... great decision on our part. I got my free sandwich and water and then paid for a small waffle fries. The sandwich is normally $2.79 so it was a pretty great deal. I'm pretty happy with my Chick-Fil-A experience. I've heard good things about the waffle fries, but I must say I do prefer Arby's curly fries.
Pretty fun morning. I'm going to try to finish reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe this afternoon. Back to work tomorrow!