Christmas Taco Finale

20 Dec

We had our very last show of our Home for the Holidays tour last night in South Carolina. Thanks to all who came out to see the show. I hope we helped get you in the holiday spirit!

Last night we did something that was a first for us. For some reason we were all STARVING when we got on the bus around 11pm, so we told our driver to look for something that was open so we could stop and get some food.

It’s weird, because we never usually eat after a show. We all just brush our teeth and go straight to bed for a good night’s sleep. (detect sarcasm)

Mike our bus driver slows down…

Taco Bell.Ā  Drive thru open till 2am! Anderson, SC.

Doesn’t that look good even now…

anyway, we were a little nervous because our bus cannot fit through the drive thru, so we walked up to the window to order on foot. This usually doesn’t work. There is some kind of worldwide Taco Bell rule that you HAVE to be in a CAR to order in the drive thru. Redonk. We knew this would be a problem, depending on how “by the book” this location was.

We pleaded with the girl at the window, actually Denise did. Told her we were a hungry Christian singing group. Would she like a CD? Could we sing her a song? NOPE. Not having any of it.


“Let me call my manager.” wait two minutes. “She said no.”

Defeated, we walked back to the bus, heads hung low.

Suddenly, I had an idea.

“Denise, why don’t you offer the girl 20 bucks to borrow HER car and drive it thru the drive thru to order?” said Shelley.

“OK Shelley, you are the boss, so I will do it “, said Denise.

“Chris August, you go with Denise, to protect her.” said Shelley.

So the girl took the twenty bucks, handed Denise her keys, and thirty minutes later we all enjoyed a huge feast. (We ordered a lot, so it took a long time to cook it all. 83 dollars worth. That’s a lot of food at Taco Bell.)

Denise smelled a little like cigarettes after she got out of the car, but she really took one for the team. So we didn’t shun her.

Special thanks to Walt and Chris for accompanying Denise on her mission.

Two other things about today…

Number One

Number Two

Come on over….


9 Responses to “Christmas Taco Finale”

  1. Bethany Speier December 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    We’re so close to the end! 5 days left. Please do 365 of 2011. šŸ˜‰

  2. Marcel Freire December 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    Two things:

    1. Your blog cracks me up every day.
    2. I second Bethany’s plea. Please 365 of 2011.

  3. Andrew Smith December 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm #

    That is hilarious!!! šŸ™‚ I would have broken the rules and let you have food on foot. Maybe you should have sung to the manager a Christmas song “Taco Bell” Style.

  4. Capri Lofaro December 20, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    Hahaha sad part is, I can totally reenact that in my mind. TOO funny!

  5. Karen December 20, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    You’re just hilarious! I keep imagining Denise asking this girl’s car, and when they went thru that drive thru… I’m speechless!! A great way to finish the day AND the tour, don’t you think??

    Did you saw my drawing that I told you yesterday?? Was it so bad??? :S Just so you know, I draw only beautyfull and talented people, and you are right next Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullok at my portfolio! Be proud of yourself! (no sarcasm on that! I really mean it!)

    Have a great week Shelley!

  6. roland December 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

    you should’ve called as donuts and tacos would be great

  7. Jules December 20, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha dying laughing at the Taco Bell shenanigans. Ya know, Jilly used to call me every time she was “making a run for the border!” So many things about this story are funny that I wouldn’t even know where to start!

  8. Jodi December 20, 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    I agree w Bunny…. (whom i can’t call Bethany)
    and this post was so funny! glad you are home!

  9. Suzanna December 21, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    I love how you talk Denise into doing your dirty work! Way to go .. everyone must have friends like that – I sure do!

    WOOHOO – welcome back home! Have a great week, blessed Christmas – enjoy your Mom’s waiting on you! (love that!)

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