Friday, October 4, 2019

National Taco Day - October 4th

Today is National Taco Day! Whenever I ask the kids where they want to go eat, there's a good chance they're going to say Taco Bell. That's because they love love love the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos crunchy tacos there.
And it's awesome Taco Bell is doing a special promotion! 2 Doritos tacos and 2 regular tacos for $5! And it comes in this awesome gift box!

 Today only!

At the counter we asked for our usual order of Cool Ranch tacos. "We don't have those anymore."
What?!? Sure enough, checking online later I found the following on Taco Bell's homepage.
Have you ever had that moment (or several moments, no judgment) where you just want to chop all your hair off, buy new clothes and get a fresh, new start? Well, we kind of did a thing…
With fall on the horizon, we thought this would be a great moment for us to kick off the new season in style. Beginning September 12th, 2019, we’re revamping our menu. Are you ready for this glo-up?
So remember when we said we removed things? Here are some items that we’re saying farewell to:
  • Beefy Mini Quesadilla
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Chipotle Chicken Loaded Griller
  • Double Decker® Taco
  • Cool Ranch & Fiery Doritos® Locos Tacos
  • Double Tostada
  • Power Menu Burrito
  • XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito
Aww. That's unfortunate. The kids were good sports though and decided it would be okay to have the Nacho flavored Doritos taco.

Open up the gift box and we have tacos!

The paper wrapping the tacos is special today too. They're special for taco day and they have bows on them like they're presents.

Hooray for Taco Day!

It's hard to believe that this guy can eat 3 tacos. That's his normal order. For today though he has decided he's going to eat 4.

And Alli is usually a 1 taco girl and half a bean burrito. For today she's going to eat 2 tacos instead.

Ian is finishing up the last couple bites of taco number 4. Wow.

After lunch we've got to head to the park and burn some calories.

We played for 90 minutes and got pretty sweaty.

We love the park too. We don't have to wait until May 17th for National Playground Day.


  1. Very unusual to see such care in presenting the food in a "bow-decorated, gift-wrapped" box, along with the colored "bows" on the taco wrapping...really pretty presentation! Too bad for the initial disappointment that the kids' favorite, Cool Ranch Tacos, was discontinued...always a bummer when those things happen (reminds me of going to the grocery store for a particular flavor & brand, only to discover it's been discontinued!) Parks are a great way to work off big meals (along w/ other good reasons) while having fun :-) Great out-stretched leg form by Alli as she was spinning...looked very intentional instead of "just dangling"...seems like she's very aware of "her position" when doing something (e.g., when she went indoor skydiving I noticed how well she positioned (and held) her arms & legs, quite a feat for her age and for her 1st time!) EOM

    1. I'm happy when businesses go above and beyond for things, like the extra box and wrapping for Taco Day.
      And thank goodness they liked the Nacho Doritos taco too.
      Alli does have good control. I'm thinking the trampoline helps a bit with that also.